Dr. William Ramos of the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington has been named a recipient of the 2019 Latino Faculty and Staff Distinguished Faculty Award. The Latino Faculty and Staff Council (LFASC) Latino Awards recognize important contributions by Indiana University undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff. Dr. Ramos was honored at the award presentation on April 19 at the Virgil T. Devault Alumni Center in Bloomington.
Dr. Ramos, who is the director of the IU Aquatic Institute and an assistant professor in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies, has spent his career educating the public on water safety. His research agenda focuses on how the aquatic environment adds to the picture of public health and ultimately the quality of life by examining factors including physical activity, drowning prevention, recreational water illnesses, and affordance and access issues.
The LFASC, founded in the spring of 2002, is an organization that represents the diverse Latino community at Indiana University. Its commitment is to build fellowship among Latinos and to address issues that face Latino faculty, staff, and students on the Bloomington campus.