Welch Center trainee Temitope Olufade, MS, MPH, has been chosen by the Department of Epidemiology to receive this year’s Dr. and Mrs. Roscoe Moore Scholarship. The award has been granted annually since 2000 to a doctoral student in epidemiology, with preference given to graduates of historically black colleges and universities. Ms. Olufade’s mentor is the Welch Center’s Cheryl Anderson, PhD, MPH, MS. As the Moore Scholarship winner, Ms. Olufade will be honored at year-end ceremonies in both the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Department of Epidemiology.
Dr. and Mrs. Roscoe M. Moore, Jr., established the award in honor of Dr. Moore’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe M. Moore, Sr., of Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Moore served as an assistant surgeon general in the U.S. Public Health Service, and associate director for Development Support and African Affairs in the office of International and Refugee Health. Among many other accomplishments, Dr. Moore earned his PhD in epidemiology at Johns Hopkins.
Congratulations to Ms. Olufade on receiving this singular award!