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Autumn Walkerly, Pharm.D. (’19), and Katherine Joyce, M.D. (’19)

Class of 2019 Graduates Receive National Award

Two newly minted Northeast Ohio Medical University graduates recently received national awards for their achievements in the field of public health. Autumn Walkerly, Pharm.D. (’19), and Katherine Joyce, M.D. (’19) were each honored by the United States Public Health Service.

The USPHS is led by the U.S. Surgeon General and is made up of professionals who work toward fighting disease, conducting research and caring for patients in underserved communities.

United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award

Autumn Walkerly, Pharm.D. (’19)

The Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy award is issued by the Pharmacist Professional Advisory Committee of the United States Public Health Service. It is awarded to a student who “has significantly contributed to public health through advancing the objectives of Healthy People 2020, the National Prevention Strategy, the Surgeon Generals’ initiatives, and the pharmacy profession.”

United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award

Katherine Joyce, M.D. (’19)

The Physicians Professional Advisory Committee of the United States Public Health Service awards medicine students with the Excellence in Public Health Award each year.

Both the PPAC and USPHS recognizes medicine and pharmacy students who are involved in public health issues in their community and who increase awareness of the Public Health Service and its mission ”to protect, promote, and advance the health and safety of our Nation.”