Spotlight on Achievement

Featured Stories

Recent MS Nutrition Graduate Sara Kohn Rhoades Awarded Best Student Research

Sara Kohn Rhoades, recent graduate from the MS Nutrition program, was awarded “Best Student Research” at the annual Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior conference. Overseen by Dr. Sina Gallo, Nutrition & Food Studies, Sara developed a nutrition education program (“CHEW”) for Latino families with a child who is overweight/obese. She found the 6-month program was well-accepted by families and led to positive changes in children’s weight.

GCH Graduate Student Heather Davies Receives Outstanding Student Research Poster Award

Heather Davies received the Outstanding Student Research Poster Award at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Virginia Public Health Association, held in Richmond in April. Heather’s was one of 22 posters presented by students representing the 7 Masters’ in Public Health programs across the state. Read more.

GCH Graduate Student Suyane Viana de O. Mesquita Receives Student Poster of Distinction

Suyane Viana de O. Mesquita, a GCH Master’s in Public Health student, was awarded the national "Student Poster of Distinction" award at the American Academy of Health Behavior conference in March 2017. Suyane’s poster featured her research on exploring vaccine decision-making among uninsured Latin-American immigrant adolescent females and their primary female caregivers. Read more.

Health Administration Student Kate Sheridan Receives Scholarship from AUPHA

After returning home from a semester at Oxford, HAP student, Kathryn (Kate) Sheridan discovered that received a $500 award from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) in her absence. Read more.

Decorated Veteran Chad House Receives Inaugural ERPi Veteran’s Meritorious Academic Performance Award

Mr. Chad House was recently awarded the first ERPi Veteran’s Meritorious Academic Performance Award. The award recognizes his exemplary academic performance in HAP’s Master’s in Health Administration (MHA). Read more.

A Message from Our Dean

Tom Prohaska

CHHS Students Make a Difference

Not waiting until they leave college, CHHS students build on their formal training in the classroom to make a difference in the community. They seek answers to pressing issues in the health and well-being of our society. Our college is proud to educate tomorrow’s leaders today. Congratulations to these students!

Dr. Thomas Prohaska


For more Information about our featured students, please contact Dr. Christine Coussen via email or call 703-993-3485.