Amy Radican-Wald, a 2002 graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi Master of Public Health program in the Department of Community Health Sciences, was elected as the Mississippi delegate to the American Public Health Association's (APHA) Governing Council by the Mississippi Public Health Association (MPHA) during the association's annual conference in Philadelphia, Miss., last month.
The APHA Governing Council Representative’s term of service is four consecutive years. In this role, Radican-Wald will represent the state affiliate when casting votes on policies brought forth for consideration during the American Public Health Association’s annual conference, which is set to take place in San Francisco later this month.
Radican-Wald was also awarded the MPHA’s Outstanding Member of the Year. This award is only given to one of the association’s more than 600 members each year. The award recognized her service on the MPHA Board of Directors where she worked for the past two years to develop and expand opportunities for public health students in the state.
Examples of this work include starting the first call for student abstracts and awards to present at the MPHA annual meeting and the development of the first paid student public health policy internship position sponsored by the MPHA.
For more information about the Department of Community Health Sciences and the Masters of Public Health program, call 601.266.5437.