APHA 2012 Photo Gallery

Just a couple of short weeks before Centennial, SPHTM was on the road at the 140th annual APHA conference and exposition in San Francisco, California. More than 40 students, staff, and faculty delivered oral or poster presentations, including Rebecca Doerfler and Sarah Donahue, the first BSPH undergrads to deliver oral research presentations. The annual alumni reception saw visitors from as far away as Suriname and Qatar.  Seven students displayed posters at the event, and each SPHTM student wore a green or blue ribbon during the conference designating them for their special academic achievement at APHA.The SPHTM booth enjoyed great traffic with attendees clamoring for the school’s branded “media loungers.”

Dean Buekens Anoop Jain Kate Baquis

Dean Buekens with student reception hosts Kate Baquis (BSPH candidate) and SPHTM SGA class president Anoop Jain (MPH candidate).

Dean Buekens greeting attendees

Dean Buekens greets SPHTM alumni Nevin Krishna (MPH 2001).

Dean Johnson Chris Guthrie 

Dean of Admissions, Dr. Jeffery Johnson and Christopher Munsdorf, PhD student in the Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences, chat about his APHA poster, "Resilience in the Gulf Coast; Moving Towards a Better Understanding of the Broader Sociocultural Contributing Factors."


Students, alumni and special guests enjoy a sampling of tasty cuisine during the reception.

Having a laugh

A group of students and alumni having a laugh.

Pierre Buekens and Harrison Spencer

Dean Pierre Buekens with APHA president Harrison Spencer.

Dean speaks to the audience

Dean Buekens speaks to the crowd and prepares to give away the SPHTM goody bags.

Nan Nguyen

Nam Nguyen, GHSD student, was happy to win a swag bag!

Tropical Medicine folks 

Tropical Medicine students and alumni visit.

Tatine Frater and Sandy Rock

Development Officer Tatine Frater chats with SPHTM alumnus Sandy Rock, M.D. (GHSD MPH '72).

GCBHS folks

GHSD students and alumni having a good time.

Ted Chen GCHBS

GCHBS professor Ted Chen shares a laugh with student Ruiqi Cen.

AJ Englande Pierre Buekens Sarah Donahue

GEHS professor Andrew Englande, Dean Pierre Buekens, BSPH student Sarah Donahue, and Rebecca Doerfler pose for the camera.

Alumni networking

Alumni networking.

Dee Boling and alumnus

Communications Director Dee Boling visits with Tobi Graafsma, a colleague from Suriname.

Visit our APHA 2012 Shutterfly album to see all the photos. If you are featured in one of the above photographs, please email Tara Brown at so she can add your name to the caption.



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