Deadline for submissions: July 20, 2012, 5:00 p.m. ET (Washington, DC, time)
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) is calling for nominations for the 2012 PAHO/PAHEF Pedro N. Acha Award for Excellence in Veterinary Public Health.
Created in 1993, this award recognizes outstanding research based on a thesis written by an undergraduate student in veterinary public health within the last three years. It also aims to encourage dedication to the highest standards of study and professionalism. A distinguished jury of veterinary public health professional's reviews nominations and recommends a research thesis to the board of directors of PAHEF for final selection.
The Pedro N. Acha Award for Excellence in Veterinary Public Health, created in 1993, is part of the Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health Program, a joint initiative of PAHO and PAHEF. Each award includes a cash prize or research grant, certificate of honor, and a symbolic representation of the award. More information and the full guidelines for each award may be found at www.pahef.org.
About PAHEF: The Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) is dedicated to improving health in the Americas through health promotion, education, and training. Founded in 1968, PAHEF is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) public charity that works with the PAHO and other strategic partners in the Americas to mobilize resources and jointly address key health, education, and training priorities. With a deep knowledge of major health concerns and strong relationships with key stakeholders in the region, PAHEF builds successful partnerships and projects that advance health in the Americas. For more information regarding PAHEF, please visit: www.pahef.org
About PAHO: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) was established in 1902 and is the world's oldest international public health organization. It works with all the countries of the Americas to improve the health and quality of life of the people of the hemisphere and serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). For more information regarding PAHO/WHO, please visit: www.paho.org
About the Awards: The PAHO/PAHEF Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health, established in 1975, honor dedicated professionals who led the way in advancing health conditions in the Americas during the last century. The awards stimulate the growth of the next and rising generation of leaders working together to improve health and health care in the Americas. For each award, a jury of distinguished public health professionals is convened to review the nominations and recommend a winning candidate to the board of directors of PAHEF for approval.