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AAC’s Sophie Godley Receives Public Health Award from Boston University

Posted Mar 12 2010 11:36am

Sophie GodleyAIDS Action’s Committee’s Deputy Director of Programs, Sophie Godley, will receive the Gail H. Douglas Award for Excellence in Public Health Practice from the Boston University School of Publich Health (BUSPH) at a ceremony on April 14, 2010.

Students, faculty and administration at BUSPH selected Sophie for her years of service and teaching in the fields of public health and HIV/AIDS. In a letter written to Sophie, Anne T. Fidler, Sc.D., Asst. Dean for Public Health Practice at BUSPH, said:

“As a School of Public Health dedicated to the education of the next generation of public health practitioners and leaders, we could not do our jobs without the active participation of practitioners like you. You embody the spirit of public health.”

Award criteria include a dedication to BUSPH students; collaboration with BUSPH faculty on practice-based public health research; and leadership in public health service, improving the lives of underserved individuals and communities.

“I’m honored to receive this wonderful award. AIDS Action has so many great opportunities for students to learn about the ‘real world’ of public health, and bridging between BUSPH and my work at AAC has been deeply rewarding,” said Sophie.

Sophie has worked at AIDS Action overseeing our prevention programs for six years. Previously, she served as the Director of Adolescent Health at the Massachusetts State Department of Public Health.

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