APTR is the national membership association for medical and health professions institutions and their faculty advancing prevention and population health education and research.
Founded in 1942, APTR members include preventive medicine programs and their related graduate programs in public health, medical school departments with a population health focus and health professions faculty responsible for teaching public health. The APTR Council of Graduate Programs in Public Health supports accredited and emerging graduate programs across the U.S. that grant public health degrees.
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APTR 2015 Award Winners
Each year, APTR honors the most distinguished individuals and programs in the field of prevention and public health education. Through their dedication, the awardees exemplify the goal of advancing education and serving the community. They are honored during the APTR annual meetingTEACHING PREVENTION at the APTR Awards Ceremony and Luncheon.
2015 Award Recipients
Duncan Clark Award
Presented to a senior-level person with a distinguished record of achievement in the areas of teaching, research and/or advocacy in the field of public health and preventive medicine. This award is named after a founding member of the association.
David R. Garr, MD
Associate Dean and Professor
Medical University of South Carolina
South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
F. Marian Bishop Educator of the Year Award
Recognizes teachers who have contributed to the instruction of students or residents in the field of public health and preventive medicine. In reviewing the nominations, APTR membership and accomplishments related to teaching are considered. Accomplishments related to research are also considered.
Jennifer Ibrahim, PhD, MPH
Temple University College of Public Health
Director, National Program Office for Public Health Law Research
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
APTR Rising Star Award
This new award recognizes a student or early-career member who demonstrates a strong commitment to prevention and public health and shows exceptional promise of leadership and contribution to APTR.
Lisa Simon, DMD
Cambridge Health Alliance
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
APTR Task Force Revises Curriculum Framework
The Healthy People Curriculum Task Force has revised the Clinical Prevention and Population Health Curriculum Framework. This Framework is the first structured and comprehensive curriculum agenda for integrating clinical prevention and population health into the education of students across the health professions disciplines. The academic community is encouraged to apply this Framework to curriculum design, evaluation and accreditation efforts. News Release >>