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HMGSG 2015 Award Recipients

The Melinda S. Meade Distinguished Scholarship Award in Health and Medical Geography,
Sara McLafferty (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) has received the 2015 Melinda S. Meade Distinguished Scholarship Award in Health and Medical Geography. This very prestigious award is annually given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancements of health and/or medical geography research. The HMGSG board was pleased to recognize McLafferty for her “tremendous contributions to research, teaching, and service in the field for decades.”

The Emerging Scholar Award in Health and Medical Geography.
The HMGSG board was pleased to offer the 2015 Emerging Scholar Award in Health and Medical Geography to Debarchana Ghosh (University of Connecticut) and Elisabeth Root (University of Colorado at Boulder) to recognize their outstanding accomplishments and their potential to become distinguished scholars in health and medical geography.

Besides the two newly established HMGSG awards announced earlier, the HMGSG board runs the student paper competitions every year. ┬áThis year’s winners include:

Jacques May Thesis Prize
Xiang Chen (Arkansas Tech University) receives the 2015 Jacques May Thesis Prize for his Ph.D. dissertation entitled “Bringing Time into Measure of Food Access: Place vs. People.” (Certificate and $250 award)

Carly E. Nichols (University of Arizona) receives the 2015 Jacques May Thesis Prize for her Master’s thesis entitled “Hidden Hunger: Political Ecology of Food and Nutrition in Kumaon Hills.” (Certificate and $150 award)

Peter Gould Student Paper Competition ($100 award each)
Caitlin Henry (University of Toronto) receives the 2015 Peter Gould Graduate Student Paper Competition in Health and Medical Geography award for the paper “Hospital Closures: The Sociospatial Restructuring of Labor and Health Care.”

Madeline Hinchliffe (University of Oklahoma) receives the 2015 Peter Gould Undergraduate Student Paper Competition in Health and Medical Geography award for the paper “Measuring Perceptions of Collegiate Students to Assess Shampoo Purchasing Decisions.”

Melinda S. Meade Graduate Student Travel Award ($200 award each)
Recipients of the 2015 Melinda S. Meade Graduate Student Travel Award are Mark Janko (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) and Yolanda McDonald (Texas A&M University, College Station).