Celebrating the 2022 Stephanie Davis Waste Reduction and Pollution Prevention Award recipients

Published: 04/29/2022 - 14:59

The Stephanie Davis Waste Reduction and Pollution Prevention Award and Scholarship is an enduring tribute to Davis, who worked with Health Care Without Harm at its inception in 1996. Davis was a tireless champion of the movement toward sustainable health care who worked to reduce waste and eliminate the use of harmful chemicals and materials in health care products and processes. The awardees will receive scholarships to attend CleanMed 2022.

Join us in celebrating this year’s five awardees.

David BlitzerDavid Blitzer

“I am so humbled and excited to be receiving this award. I have a strong personal interest in sustainability and am now looking for ways to develop this personal passion into an academic one. This award represents a tremendous opportunity for me to develop this niche and network with current leaders in the field.”


Rebecca JacobsRebecca Jacobs

“Receiving this award is one of the proudest moments of my early career. I look forward to attending CleanMed and using this stipend to learn about the meaningful ways health care leaders can be a part of the climate solution.”


Tram LeTram Le

“As a physician-in-training, I knew I wanted to make sustainability a core tenet of my career early on but wasn’t sure how to start that process. The opportunity to attend CleanMed and meet so many influential health care providers who work in sustainability is such a pivotal experience that is sure to change how I approach sustainability at my home institute. I look forward to implementing what I learn wherever I end up in my career.”

Alexandra MelnykAlexandra Melnyk

 “I'm honored to have been chosen for this award for my efforts to improve sustainability in the urogynecology OR. I'm eager to connect with other like-minded, environmental physician-advocates and health professionals at CleanMed and to learn from others about how to make improvements at my institution to move toward more sustainable practices.”


Laura TennerLaura Tenner

“I am so excited to have won this award and am looking forward to the conference. I am grateful for the incredibly engaged staff and leadership at Luminis Health and consider my participation to be a team effort. I am ready to learn at CleanMed and bring back knowledge, information, and creative solutions, so we can continue to improve our efforts to reduce waste in the health care setting.”


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