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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

BU Dean Honored by International Trauma Studies Society

Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) Dean Sandro Galea received the Robert S. Laufer Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement from the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) on November 11.

10/28/14 - Boston, Massachusetts Images of the School of Public Health Talbot Building on the BU MED Campus and new SPH Dean Sandro Galea. Photo by Dan Aguirre for Boston University Photography.

[Photo: Dean Sandro Galea]

The Laufer Award recognizes an individual or group who has made an outstanding contribution to research in the field of traumatic stress. The ISTSS presented the award during its 32nd Annual meeting, “Trauma and Public Health: Innovative Technology and Knowledge Dissemination,” in Dallas, Texas.

“It’s an honor to receive this award from colleagues who are deeply committed to understanding and mitigating the consequences of traumatic events,” Dean  Galea says. “Trauma is ubiquitous. We have aspired in our work to understand how trauma shapes the health of populations, and to illuminate how the study of traumatic events needs to be a core concern of public health. The field has embraced this direction in the past decades; I have been honored to be part of that movement.”

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