2020 Alumni Award Event


Dear Alums, Students and Friends of the Center,

Needless to say, our Annual Alumni Award Reception, scheduled for April 17th, will not be held this year.   Like so many gatherings that are part of all of our daily, weekly, monthly, and annual rituals, we will miss getting together to renew connections and forge new ones. And we will miss the chance to honor our 2020 awardee, Rahel Getachew, MD, MPH (SPH 2002), Vice Dean of Student Affairs (2012-2018) at Myungsung Medical College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Next year, Rahel will be honored alongside the 2021 awardee.

For now, Covid-19 is giving us other ways to gather and care for ourselves, our loved ones, those we work with, and for many- those who are suffering.   We honor you and all of the work you are doing to promote wellness and safety among women, children, families and people in communities in the U.S. and beyond.   We’d like to hear about it if you have the bandwidth and desire to share with us.   If you have messages you’d like to get out about how you are doing and MCH work in the time of Covid-19, please send them:  mchcoe@bu.edu.    Remember to let us know if you’d like us to push your message out on MCH CoE social media:

Congratulations, Rahel!

Warmly and with wishes for your health and safety,
Lois McCloskey
Associate Professor
Director, Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Education, Science and Practice
Department of Community Health Sciences
Boston University School of Public Health