Outstanding International Scholar Award winner Thomas Novotny offers an international perspective on public health.
San Diego State University professors Thomas Novotny and Nan Zhang Hampton are the co-recipients of the Scholars Without Borders Outstanding International Scholar Award for their significant faculty contributions in international scholarship, research and teaching.
The recognition is given once a year to distinguished faculty members who demonstrate outstanding work in the international arena, going above and beyond their expected research and administrative duties.
As part of the award, recipients are invited to give a public lecture on a topic of their choice. The first to speak is Novotny, who will give a lecture titled, “A Global Perspective on Public Health, Citizen Diplomacy, and Politics,” from 5-6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, in Hardy Tower 140.
Novotny and Hampton's receipt of the Scholars Without Borders award shows how SDSU faculty are leading innovation and discovery, a key initiative of The Campaign for SDSU. With a unique focus on the teacher-scholar model, SDSU attracts researchers interested in solving the world’s most pressing problems, while showing students how to provide future solutions. Learn more about how SDSU leads innovation and discovery, and how you can help.
Novotny, a professor of epidemiology and associate director for global and border health in SDSU’s Graduate School of Public Health, is a leader in an international effort to address toxic cigarette and tobacco waste’s impact on public health and the environment.
Prior to his academic career at SDSU, Novotny served as assistant surgeon general and deputy assistant secretary for international and refugee health in the Clinton administration and was a medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention office on smoking and health.
Professor Nan Zhang Hampton will schedule her lecture after returning from sabbatical in fall 2012.