Edwin Marshall and John Seffrin awarded with Founding Dean's Medallion for meritorious contributions to public health

Aug. 31, 2015

Dr. Edwin C. Marshall and Dean Mohammad Torabi

Dr. Edwin C. Marshall received the Founding Dean's Meadallion for meritorious contributions to public health

Dr. Edwin C. Marshall, former Indiana University Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs and Dr. John Seffrin, former CEO of the American Cancer Society, were recently awarded with the newly cast Founding Dean's Medallion by Mohammad Torabi, Dean and Chancellor’s Professor at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington.

Marshall was appointed by Indiana University President Michael McRobbie to chair the IU Public Health Coordinating Council which oversaw planning for the creation of what are the now-accredited schools of public health at Bloomington and at Indianapolis.

Seffrin served as a professor of health education and chairman of the Department of Applied Health Science, one of the academic departments in what is now the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington and is slated to become a professor of practice in the school.

Dr. Edwin C. Marshall and Dean Mohammad Torabi

John Seffrin received the Founding Dean's Meadallion for meritorious contributions to public health

Dean Torabi noted that "Public health is vital to our future as a state, nation, and planet. Both Dr. Marshall and Dr. Seffrin epitomize character, passion, and dedication to the vast and dynamic field of public health. Their outstanding contributions to public health would be too lengthy to enumerate. But their contributions have not only provided inspiration, they have made a concrete differences in the world. For this, we should all be deeply appreciative."

The Founding Dean’s Medallion was commissioned to recognize those individuals whose careers and personal efforts have been dedicated to rigorous public health research, education, and practice by preventing disease, promoting health, and enhancing quality of life.