This week, during the 33rd Annual Indiana Public Health Celebration and Hulman Awards, Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington Master of Public Health (MPH) student Joshua Bundy received the Stephen Jay Award for Leadership in Public Health.
Bundy is a rising star in public health and a future programmatic leader, according to those who nominated him for the award. He has taken full advantage of the training, research, and service opportunities available through the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington MPH program. The Stephen Jay Award for MPH students is an important acknowledgement of Bundy’s contributions and leadership in public health.
The Stephen Jay Award for Leadership in Public Health was initiated over 10 years ago by Lloyd Kolbe, now an emeritus faculty member from the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, to recognize and honor the inspirational work of Stephen Jay. Jay served as the first department chair of the IU Department of Public Health, which is now the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health in Indianapolis. Award recipients are current MPH students who exhibit exemplary public health leadership, scholarship and practice resulting in the improvement of public health in Indiana.
In addition to Bundy, students from Purdue, the University of Indianapolis, and the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health in Indianapolis were also recognized with Stephen Jay Awards for Leadership in Public Health.