Dana Lowry, D.O.’17, received the 2015 Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public Health Service Physician Professional Advisory Committee. Yogesh Shah, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP, associate dean of global health, and J.D. Polk, D.O., M.S., M.M.M., CPE, FACOEP, dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, presented her with the award on April 28.
Lowry is a leader of DMU’s student-driven, discussion-based Global Health Learning Collaborative and a recipient of the University’s Rural Pathways Scholarship. She is the first DMU student to receive this national public health honor. She is also the first to be selected to intern at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, where she will spend the summer researching environmental hazards and health effects.