Norman H. Edelman Alumni Achievement Award

PPH is now accepting applications for 2024 Norman H. Edelman Alumni Achievement Award.  The Edelman Award is an endowed fund which can only be awarded to public health alumni. It was started in the spring of 2015 with a generous gift by Dr. Edelman and named in his honor to recognize his legacy as the person who created the program during his tenure as Dean of the School of Medicine and Senior Vice President of the Health Sciences. Several other individuals have given generously to support this award, including members of the faculty and senior administration.  We are excited to recognize a deserving alumnus at the graduation ceremony planned for Monday, May 13, 2024.

The recipient of the 2024 Norman H. Edelman Alumni Achievement Award will be selected by members of the faculty, according to the criteria listed below:

  1. Must be an alumna/alumnus of the MPH program who graduated 3 or more years ago; and,
  2. Must apply to be considered for the award by March 31, 2024 which includes submitting a copy of his/her current resume and a personal statement that addresses the impact of his/her work on public health since the time of graduation, contributions of training in public health to his/her work (2 typed pages maximum); and,
  3. Must be available and commit to attending the convocation for which the award will be given and agree to prepare and deliver a 7-to-10-minute speech to address the students, faculty, staff, and invited guests in the audience. This year’s convocation ceremony is scheduled for Monday, May 13, 2024.

The recipient will receive a commemorative plaque, a modest honorarium ($500) and airfare and overnight accommodations on the Stony Brook campus to speak at graduation.

Alumni who applied in the past are encouraged to apply again and should submit an updated statement and/or resume.

Please don’t be shy about self-nominating and applying for this opportunity.  We really want to honor our graduates and showcase accomplishments. Applications to be submitted no later than March 31, 2024.  All materials should be sent to  For questions please call us at 631-444-9396.