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David Oshinsky to receive the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Dean's Medal

History professor honored for significant contributions to the field of public health

Posted: May 19, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas -May 19, 2009- David Oshinsky, history professor at The University of Texas at Austin, will be presented the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Dean's Medal.

The Dean's Medal is the highest honor given by the school and recognizes people who have made significant contributions to the field of public health. Oshinsky will be presented the Dean's Medal and will speak at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 2009 Convocation Ceremony on May 20.

Oshinsky is the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History and Distinguished Teaching Professor. His book Polio: An American Story (Oxford University Press) won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize "for a distinguished book on the history of the United States." His research specializes in 20th Century U.S. political and cultural history.

Contact:
Michelle Bryant
Office of Public Affairs
College of Liberal Arts
512-232-4730
mbryant@austin.utexas.edu

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Professor David M. Oshinsky
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

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