SPPH Professor, Dr. Martin T. Schechter has been awarded the 2012 C.P. Shah Alumni Award of Excellence in Public Health by the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health.
The C.P. Shah Alumni Award of Excellence in Public Health was established to recognize graduates of any of the academic programs offered by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (and its predecessors) who have advanced the field of public/population health in Canada, or its provinces/territories by his/her contribution and/or sustained efforts in one or more of the following areas: practice, teaching and/or research in Public Health.
One of Dr. Schechter's nominators stated, “Although the criteria for the Award indicate that the nominee should display excellence in one of three areas, it is abundantly clear that Dr. Schechter is an outstanding contributor to all three areas: the practice of public health, teaching, and research. I cannot imagine an alumnus more deserving of this important award.”