Semra Aytur Named as Finalist for the Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty

Semra Aytur Named as Finalist for the Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty

Jul 09, 2014
Semra Aytur

Semra Aytur, assistant professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy, has been selected as one of ten finalists for the 2014 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty. The award recognizes a pre-tenure, full-time faculty member who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement.

Aytur is a Carsey Institute Faculty Fellow as well as a Faculty Fellow in the Sustainability Research Collaboratory at UNH. Her work bridges disciplines and focuses on relationships between policy, environment, and systems change to promote healthy behaviors and prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. She is particularly interested in health disparities and in relationships between land use, 

The winner will be announced by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education and the Center for Engaged Democracy at Merrimack College in early August.

For more about the award and Aytur, visit http://www.nerche.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1455&Itemid=597 and www.engageddemocracy.org/.

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