Nominations sought for Kupchella Preventive Medicine and Wellness Awards
February 15, 2017
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Nominations are being sought for the Charles E. Kupchella Preventive
Medicine and Wellness Awards.
The awards recognize the achievements of an individual and an organization who have worked to improve health and wellness through lowered rates of disease and disability by developing and delivering effective health promotion and prevention initiatives.
Named for former University of North Dakota President Charles E. Kupchella, the twelfth-annual Kupchella Preventive Medicine and Wellness Awards will be presented Sunday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m., during the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences M.D. Class of 2017 commencement awards brunch at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.
UND is seeking nominations of individuals and organizations in North Dakota and surrounding
states who have contributed significantly to disease prevention and healthful living.
Consideration will be given to those who have made significant contributions in the
field of health promotion and disease prevention, including the clinical, education,
and research areas; demonstrated excellence in a function or on a project related
to prevention or health promotion; or taken initiative, shown innovativeness or persistence,
or had an effect or made a difference in prevention or health promotion for rural
Projects may address one or more of the goals and focus areas outlined in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' "Healthy People 2020." See www.healthypeople.gov or call (800) 336-4797 for more information.
Areas of special interest are promotion of physical activity, reduction of overweight
or obesity, reduction or elimination of tobacco use, reduction or elimination of substance
abuse, promotion of responsible sexual behavior, or reduction or elimination of injury
The nomination should briefly address the following: Why should this individual or organization be considered for this award? What are the key outcomes and achievements of the program, policy, contribution or initiative? Describe the nominee's accomplishments. A résumé or CV and up to three letters of support may be included.
Emphasis will be given to programs that demonstrate creativity and innovation, leadership, sustainability, replicability and effectiveness.
The nomination letter and supporting materials are due by 5 p.m., March 24, 2017, in the Office of the Dean, UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, 1301 N Columbia Rd, Stop 9037, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037.
The award recipients will each receive a $500 cash award and a commemorative plate. Pictures of the recipients will be displayed on a plaque at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences.
The awards have been made possible by a gift to the UND Foundation from the late Manuchair Ebadi, former senior advisor to the president and associate vice president for health affairs and medical research at UND, and associate dean for research and program development at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences.
For more information, contact the Office of the Dean at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, (701) 777-2516.
Denis F. MacLeod
Assistant Director, Office of Alumni and Community Relations
University of North Dakota
School of Medicine & Health Sciences
1301 N Columbia Rd, Stop 9037 | Room W103 | Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037
701.777.2733 direct | 218.779.3107 cell