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Dr. Ellen Hahn is the recipient of the Provost's Public Scholar Award

Photo of Dr. Ellen HahnCongratulation to Dr. Ellen Hahn who recently received the Provost's Public Scholar Award during the University Founder’s Day ceremony on February 22, 2012 which recognizes faculty and professional staff whose careers are marked by sustained community engagement that successfully addresses important community issues.

Ellen Hahn is a professor in the Colleges of Nursing and Public Health who has devoted a significant portion of her career to promoting public health by advancing policy for smoke-free public environments.  Hahn directs the College of Nursing's Clean Indoor Air Partnership and the Kentucky Center for Smoke-Free Policy, which has assisted many of Kentucky's 34 cities and communities that have gone smoke-free protecting about 34% with comprehensive smoke-free workplace laws.  “It is indeed an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to work with so many outstanding, courageous, devoted, and persistent health advocates all across Kentucky.  Nothing is more rewarding than engaging with and learning from the community.” 

She is principal investigator on a current Rural Smoke-Free Communities research project funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and she directs several community-based studies to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke and radon.  Hahn is the recipient of numerous professional awards, including most recently being inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, a prestigious recognition for nursing's most accomplished leaders. 

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