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IU's David Lohrmann receives national award for scholarship, work involving school health
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Dec. 21, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- David Lohrmann, professor of school health promotion in the Department of Applied Health Science in Indiana University's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, has been awarded the American School Health Association's Howe Award, the highest honor bestowed on a member of the organization for outstanding contributions and distinguished service in school health.
Lohrmann, past-president of the American School Health Association, received the award at the organization's annual meeting in Denver. Lohrmann is director of graduate studies for the Department of Applied Health Science and has served as a high school health education director and teacher, in addition to holding faculty positions at Syracuse University and the University of Georgia.
Lohrmann's research focus is on systemic change in school systems related to implementation of sustainable coordinated school health programs. A recent article, "A Complementary Ecological Model of the Coordinated School Health Program," published in Public Health Reports (also to be published in the January 2010 issue of Journal of School Health), presents an ecological model of school health promotion intended to serve as a conceptual framework for future research.
Lohrmann is an author or co-author of numerous other journal articles, technical reports, book chapters, books and conference presentations. Previous awards include the American Cancer Society Award of Excellence and the IU Trustees Teaching Award.
The William A. Howe Award recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions and distinguished service in school health. Presented in memory of William A. Howe, M.D., a founder and first president of the American School Health Association, the award acknowledges the recipient's outstanding professional contributions paralleling the aims and objectives of the Association.