UH Manoa professor Alan Katz receives distinguished mentoring award

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Mia Noguchi, (808) 956-9095
External Affairs and University Relations
Posted: Aug 13, 2008

HONOLULU — Dr. Alan Katz, professor and graduate chair in the Department of Public Health Sciences and Epidemiology at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, has been named recipient of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award. This award honors faculty members nominated by current or former students for excellent mentoring, one of the foundations of outstanding graduate education.

As a graduate chair and instructor of one of the core public health courses, Dr. Katz has the privilege of interacting closely with all public health students both inside and outside the classroom. He works closely with students to assess their academic and career goals and tries to chart the best trajectory for their futures.

As current chair of the Mānoa Faculty Senate‘s Committee on Student Affairs, Dr. Katz works with UH administrators, faculty and students on issues of importance to students across the UH Mānoa campus. A former recipient of the Regents‘ Medal for Excellence in Teaching, his influence continues to impact public health students at UH Mānoa and beyond.

He will be recognized for his achievements along with other UH award recipients at the annual Convocation ceremony to be held September 9, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Kennedy Theatre on the UH Mānoa campus. The ceremony is open to the public at no charge and no reservations are needed.