Anthony Santella, a public health professor in the School of Health Professions and Human Services, was recently recognized with several research awards and a committee appointment:
- In January 2016, he received the Research Scholar award from the American Consortium on Criminal Justice Health for his work on HIV prevention among young minority men incarcerated at Rikers Island in New York City.
- He was also awarded a $30,000 research grant, with community partner Pride for Youth, from Jannsen U.S., a leading pharmaceuticals company, to expand education services for HIV-positive youth on Long Island in December 2015.
- Dr. Santella was also elected in November 2015 to serve on the American Public Health Association’s Equal Health Opportunity Committee. The eight-member committee ensures and promotes diversity within the American Public Health Association, and also raises awareness of the needs of diverse populations.