SPH student awarded THR Gunnin scholarship

Posted Date: August 8, 2017

UNTHSC student Tonychris Nnaka, BSN, RN, has been named as the 2017-18 Dr. Gerry C. Gunnin Public Health Memorial Fellowship recipient. The award is presented by Texas Health Resources (THR).

Nnaka is a Master of Public Health (MPH) candidate in Epidemiology and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and serves as a research assistant for the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

He is also President of the UNTHSC Public Health Student Government Association.

The Gerry C. Gunnin, PhD, Public Health Memorial Scholarship was established by THR as a tribute to Dr. Gunnin’s leadership and legacy of advancements in public health.

Dr. Gunnin served as President of the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation and as Vice President of the THR Community Health Improvement Department from 1995 to 2001.

Fellowship recipients are selected based on their commitment to public health and to the communities in which they live and/or work.