Awards

The AIHA-NCS gives awards to commemorate Dr. Tebbens's, Dr. Legge's, and Dr. Einert's contributions to the fields of occupational medicine and public health and to support and encourage the study and practice of Industrial Hygiene in the Bay Area by recognizing and rewarding worthy individuals for academic excellence or service to the profession. The Leadership Committee is responsible for selecting the recipient of each award.

Local section members who have received the National AIHA Fellow Award are also listed below.

Bernard D. Tebbens Memorial Award

The Bernard D. Tebbens memorial award is given by the AIHA-NCS as a tribute to Dr. Tebbens, a former professor of industrial hygiene at the U.C. Berkeley School of Public Health. The award is given for academic excellence and is open to students who have completed at least one year in the U.C. Berkeley Environmental Health Program. The awardee receives a monetary award.

 Purpose:

To commemorate Bernard D. Tebbens, Sc.D., former professor of industrial hygiene at the School of Public Health, U.C. Berkeley. He made significant contributions to the discipline, both academically and professionally, and was one of the founders of our local section.

 Requirements:

A full-time graduate student at U.C. Berkeley, School of Public Health, majoring in Environmental Health Sciences. Sincere interest and involvement in the profession of industrial hygiene. Academic excellence and emphasis in industrial hygiene curriculum.

 Award:

A monetary award and certificate. The recipient's name will also be inscribed on the Bernard D. Tebbens Memorial Plaque which hangs in the U.C. Berkeley School of Public Health. The awardee (and guest) will receive a complimentary dinner at the March meeting and will make a short presentation on his/her academic interest and professional goals.

YearRecipient
2012 Stanley Wu
2011 Michelle Stewart
2010 Heather Papinchak
2009 Sa Liu
2008 Zulma Machillanda-Hahn
2007 David Hornung
2006 Heather Madison
2005 Rachael Jones
2004 Krista Cole
2003 Kathleen Vork
2002 Karen Gunderson
2001 Shohreh Kheradpir
2000 Aimee Tucker
1999 No awardee
1998 Michael Wilson
1997 No data available
1996 Nicole Drew Reilly
1995 No data available
1994 Patricia Anne Heinson
1993 Robbie Welling
1992 Barbara Materna
1991 Martha Waters
1990 Susan Yeazel
1989 Mark Nicas
1988 Michael Yost
1987 Kit Galvin
1986 Thomas Rivard
1985 Marcie Francis
1984 Richard Fenske
1983 Edward Zellers
1982 Wifred Cameron

 

Robert T. Legge Award

The Robert Legge Student’s Award is given by the AIHA-NCS in honor of Dr. Legge, a former professor of industrial hygiene and university physician at the University of California. The purpose of the award is to commemorate Dr. Legge’s contributions to the fields of occupational medicine and public health and to support and encourage the study of Industrial Hygiene in the Bay Area. Criteria for the award are:

  1. undergraduate or graduate student status;
  2. curriculum emphasis on industrial hygiene or related environmental health studies; and
  3. academic excellence.

The award is open to students attending colleges or universities in the Bay Area that offer 4-year undergraduate and/or graduate programs in industrial hygiene or related environmental health studies. A maximum of two awards are given out each year, one to an undergraduate student and one to a graduate student. The recipients receive a monetary award and certificate. The awardee(s) (and guest) also receive a complimentary dinner at the March meeting and are invited to make a short presentation on his/her academic interest and professional goals.

YearRecipient
2012

Kathleen Cochico
Kathleen Novarro

2011 Chhaya Gupta
Trevor Bausman
2010 Nina Townsend
2009 Michael Posson
2008 Heather Lee Bennett
Daniel Best
2007 Debbie Andres
Jacqueline Erbe
2006 Rachael Jones
2005 Lesliam Quiros
2004 Kamilah Munir
2003 Sara Ash
2002 Michael Wilson
2001 Julie Roberts, RN, Robert Pandya, MD
2000 Patrick Laraby, MD
1999 Linwei Tian, Donna Haiduven
1998 Christopher Kirkham, Raymond Meister
1997 Mark Luppino, Rajiv Bhatia
1996 Gita Murphy, Janice Prudhomme
1995 David Kaye
1994 Laurel Johnson, Thomas Scott Allems
1993 Deborah Gold, Jordan Rinker
1992 Lilly Kaneshige, Pedro Luis Estacio
1991 Garrett Brown, Diane Liu
1990 No data available
1989 Michael Konsett
1988 No data available
1987 Barton Simmons, Peter Wald
1986 Lee Wugofski, Cynthia Petty, Ellen Hegland-Kure
1985 Georeg Teeters, Jean Grassman
1984 Lisa Sisack, Phillip Nies
1983 John Beach, Doreen Wong, Daniel Tappen
1982 No data available
1981 No data available
1980 Scott Robinson, Mary Gross

 

Christine Einert Award

The Einert Award is given in honor of the memory of Dr. Christine Einert. The AIHA-NCS has established this award to be given annually to a local section member whose qualities as a professional and a colleague have been marked and appreciated over the years by his or her fellow members. Recipients should be an active member of the local section, generally for a decade or longer, and have contributed to the success of the local section.

Dr. Christine Einert was a physician whose involvement with occupational health started in the 1930's. Dr. Einert joined the California State Department of Health in 1947, where she continued to work until her retirement in 1968. From 1950-51 Dr. Einert studied industrial hygiene at Harvard University, and was later certified by the ABIH. She was active in both the national AIHA and ACGIH. In 1981, the ACGIH honored her with the Meritorious Achievement Award. Dr. Einert remained an active member of the NCS until she passed away in 1983. With her years of experience in occupational health, she was a valuable resource to her fellow industrial hygienists, and took a special interest in young people first entering the field, always offering support and encouragement.

Purpose:

To commemorate Christine Einert, M.D., who was active in the national AIHA and ACGIH, as well as our local section. In 1962, she chaired the national subcommittee responsible for founding the AIHA Local Sections Council, which still provides the annual forum for the exchange of information on section activities throughout the United States.

To honor, in Dr. Einert's name, a member of the local section whose qualities as a professional and a colleague have been marked and appreciated over the years.

Requirements:

A member of the local section, generally for a decade or longer, who has been especially active in the local section and has contributed substantially to the success of the section.

Award:

Certificate of appreciation (or plaque). Recognition by the membership at the July dinner meeting. Dinner paid for awardee and guest.

YearRecipient
2015 Laurel Davis
2014 Steven Derman
2013 James Martin
2012 Garrett Brown
2011 Richard Hirsh
2010 Barbara Cohrssen
2009 Dan Cox
2008 Chris Laszcz-Davis
2007 Heather Borman
2006 Nancy Erickson
2005 Evelyn Mitsunaga
2004 Paul M. Michalko
2003 Bill Wells
2002 Barbara Plog
2001 Jim Woods
2000 Vickie Wells
1999 Stan Judd
1998 No awardee
1997 Al Salazar
1996 Bill Kossack
1995 Jack Washkuhn
1994 No awardee
1993 Guido Rosati

 

AIHA Fellow Award

Fellows of AIHA are individuals who have been Full or Diplomate National AIHA members in good standing for a minimum of 15 years. These individuals have been nominated by a local section or standing committee for their recognized achievement in the field of industrial hygiene, either through research, leadership, publications, education or service to AIHA. Individuals are approved as Fellows by the National AIHA Board of Directors after recommendation by the National AIHA Awards Committee. The Fellow classification is limited to no more than five percent of the membership. Go to national AIHA for additional information.

YearRecipient
2012

Stephen Hemperly
Dave Sandusky

2011 Richard Hirsh
2010 Steve Derman
David Kahane
Erica Stewart
David Zalk
2009 Garrett  D. Brown
Stephen C. Davis
Lawrence M. Gibbs
Gordon C. Miller
Steven C. Smith
Lawrence S. Wong
2008 Mike Williams
Bill Wells
2007 Jeff Jones
2006 Chris Laszcz-Davis
2003 Mark Nicas
2002 Vickie Wells
2002 Kathy Hammond
2001 Scott Robinson
1999 Doug Fowler
1998 Victor Toy
1997 Jere Ingram
1996 Hank McDermott
  Barbara Cohrssen
  Clark Cooper, MD
  Monty Herr
  James Johnson
  Stanley Judd
  Howard Spielman
  Charlie Powell