Quan Holliman Receives Inaugural Horace Sawyer Educational Enhancement Award

Published: September 10th, 2013

Category: Student News

Quinn HollimanThe BSCH Department just awarded the inaugural Horace Sawyer Educational Enhancement Award to second year MPH student, Quan Holliman.

This award is named in honor of Dr. Horace Sawyer, the former chair of the Rehabilitation Counseling program. Dr. Sawyer maintains an active role with the BSCH continuing education programs and wanted to create an opportunity for students pursuing their PhD in Public Health.

The award entitles Holliman up to $1,000 to be used toward strengthening his application for doctoral programs in Public Health.

Holliman has in many ways has been an exemplary student. Most notably, he has engaged in a variety of leadership and public health-related activities. For example, he is an Executive Board member on the American Public Health Association-Student Assembly and serves as President of the Florida Public Health Association-Student Section. In addition, he is the Senior Quality Officer and Health Outreach Quality Insurance program manager for the Equal Access Clinic.

He is also actively involved in research and is currently a research assistant for the BSCH Department and College of Pharmacy. Holliman’s research interests include understanding the biological and social components that lead to nicotine dependency and he hopes to someday to develop, analyze and enforce tobacco legislation.

Holliman, a humble and hard working student, expressed his gratitude for the University of Florida and the BSCH Department.

The University of Florida has provided me with many opportunities to grow as a student and researcher. I want to thank the Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health for selecting me for this prestigious award. . . I am forever grateful.

Holliman plans to pursue a PhD in Health Policy and Management upon graduating from the MPH Program.