APHA recognizes UHLC Professor Winnike for early career excellence in public health

University of Houston Law Center Research Professor Allison Winnike was the recipient of the American Public Health Association's 2016 Early Career Award for Excellence in Public Health Law.

Jan. 4, 2017 – University of Houston Law Center Research Professor Allison N. Winnike was recently honored by the Law Section of the American Public Health Association.

Winnike, research director of the Law Center's Health Law & Policy Institute, was commended as a rising star in the field of public health, and was awarded with the 2016 APHA Early Career Award for Excellence in Public Health Law.

The award was presented to Winnike during the APHA's 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo in Denver. The APHA Annual Meeting is the largest public health conference in the world, with more than 12,000 public health professionals discussing emerging public health issues and trends.

"It is a tremendous honor to be acknowledged by my colleagues in the APHA Law Section for my work," said Winnike. "The Law Section is comprised of distinguished public health law scholars and practitioners and it is a privilege to be part of this collaborative and nurturing community."

The APHA said the accolade is, "given annually to an individual who demonstrates great promise as a future leader in the field of public health law."

"As director of the Health Law & Policy Institute, I am thrilled that the APHA recognized Allison's work in public health law with the Early Career Award for Excellence," said Professor Jessica Roberts, director of the Health Law & Policy Institute at the Law Center. "Allison is a key asset to our nationally recognized team of leading scholars and advocates in health law."

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