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Sommer Klag Advocacy Awards

Award Details


In 2018, the School launched its latest strategic plan, in which 'advocacy' made an appearance as an essential pillar for approaching today's public health challenges. In that spirit, Sidney and Helaine Lerner initiated a generous gift for the Sommer Klag Advocacy Awards that would build on the School’s long tradition of advocacy and encourage lasting change well into the future. The awards honor past giants in our field, namely Deans Emeriti Alfred Sommer and Michael Klag, and inspire the next generation of advocates and champions.
The Sommer Klag Advocacy Awards will help us achieve the goals laid out in the School's strategic plan by seeding and promoting a culture of advocacy across BSPH, and in academia more broadly.