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The University of Texas at Austin

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs


Student Spotlight

Special Achievements

Martha BloemMartha Bloem, a Master of Public Affairs 2010 candidate, received the Harold Josephson Award for Professional Promise in International Education from the Association for International Education Administrators. She received the award for an independent study on increasing access to higher education in the United States through scholarships for students from underserved countries. The award is given annually to a graduate student doing research in international education. CHASP professor Jane Lincove worked with Bloem to develop her study. "Martha is an outstanding student and exemplified through her work how research by LBJ School students can have a positive impact on policy," Lincove noted.

Congratulations also to recent graduate Victor Melt Campos for being selected for a Partners In Health Institute for Health and Social Justice (IHSJ) internship program last summer. At PIH, Victor worked on the Latin American and Caribbean Initiative for the Integration of Prenatal Care with Testing and Treatment of HIV and Syphilis project. He focused his research on the perinatal and neonatal clinical history form aspect. Victor aspires to continue working in global health and social justice and hopes to contribute to population-based medicine, especially for underserved communities.


Do you know of LBJ students who have been recognized for an achievement, had their work recently published or done something noteworthy? Contact Julie Montgomery to put them in the CHASP student spotlight.

Professional Reports

Students have written many good professional reports focusing on health and social policy issues. For a listing of the most recent reports with links to their abstracts (as available), visit our professional reports page. Older reports (before 2006) are archived.

Student Organizations

The LBJ School boasts 17 student organizations, including Social, Health and Economic Policymakers, or SHEP. SHEP takes a broad view of social policy to include health, education, economics, and other policy issues that are inter-related and have significant societal impact.

Recognized by the Graduate Public Affairs Council in April 2007 and by the university in October 2007, SHEP members will collaborate with CHASP to expand networking and other opportunities for students focusing on social issues.