UNC Grad Student Recognized by Colorado Public Health Association

Meagan Cain

Meagan Cain, a student in the Colorado School of Public Health master's degree program at UNC, has been awarded the first-ever Student Award for Excellence in Public Health Practice from the Colorado Public Health Association.

The award recognizes Cain's community health efforts with refugees in Greeley and Nepal, where she's spent the last two summers. In 2014, she provided health education workshops in Kathmandu for former commercial sex workers and their children. This summer, she spent three months assisting with disaster relief efforts in the country's rural regions following the massive April 25 earthquake.

Cain received the award at the association's annual conference, held Sept. 15-16 in Vail.

A first-hand account of Cain's most recent experience in Nepal will appear in the fall/winter issue of UNC Magazine (formerly Northern Vision), due out in early December.