On May 6, 2020, the COPH Activist Lab had the honor of receiving the 2020 USF Health Shared Student Services Program of the Year award for its Gun Violence and Advocacy seminar, which featured gun violence prevention activists David Hogg and Emma González, survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.
González (bottom row, first on right), and Hogg (top row, second from right) are pictured here with Dr. Karen Liller (top row, second from left) who is the Director of the Activist Lab, and some of the Lab’s student advisory board members (Photo by C. Keough)
The Activist Lab Advocacy Champion Award is given to honor exemplary public health advocates who tirelessly work to be the change agents in our world. The awardees are listed below:
2021 U.S. Representative Kathy Castor, 14th District of Florida
2020 Samuel P. Bell, III, Esq.
Betty Castor, MEd
The Activist Lab was funded by the American Public Health Association for the 2021 ACTION (Advocacy on Campus that Impacts Our Nation) award for educational programs and outreach on sexual assault awareness.
The Activist Lab was funded by Research!America for a 2020-2021 civic engagement microgrant award to develop a podcast series on Environmental Health, Climate Change, and Advocacy. The podcast series can be found on the Activist Lab website.