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Student & Alumni Achievements

Student & Alumni Achievements

University at Buffalo Student Awarded Student Award for Excellence in Service Delivery

A University at Buffalo student is receiving a prestigious award from the Society for Behavioral Medicine (SBM).

Ms. Lynne Klasko-Foster, a PhD student in community health and health behavior at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP), was awarded the SBM’s 2019 Distinguished Student Award for Excellence in Service Delivery.

The award will be presented at the SBM 2019 Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, on March 7 during the Presidential Keynote and Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC.

SBM annually provides awards recognizing outstanding achievement and contribution to the field of behavioral medicine. The organization offers the Distinguished Student Awards from funds raised through the Advocacy and Membership Development Campaign and donated from Springer Science + Business Media. The awards are provided to students “who demonstrate outstanding academic and professional potential in the field of behavioral medicine.”

“I am honored to receive this award and look forward to more opportunities to get involved with SBM in the future,” stated Ms. Klasko-Foster.

Ms. Klasko-Foster is a two-time recipient of national awards from SBM. In addition to this year’s award, she received the 2018 “Outstanding Trainee Abstract in Health Decision Making” for her research submission on, “Patterns of Change Over Time for Psychosocial Constructs in Response to a Culturally Targeted Colonoscopy Intervention”

The University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions offers undergraduate and  graduate degree level programs and is the home to five departments; biostatistics, community health and health behavior, epidemiology and environmental health, exercise and nutrition sciences, and rehabilitation science. It is one of only a few schools across the country that includes health-related professions as an integral component of the public health education and research. SPHHP is located on the South Campus of University at Buffalo in Kimball Tower.

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[Photo: Ms. Lynne Klasko-Foster]