Dr. Rupp to Receive Bartee Advocacy of Science Award

Dr. Mark Rupp, chief of the UNMC Division of Infectious Diseases, is set to be awarded the Bartee Advocacy of Science Award in recognition of his exceptional community engagement as a scientist.

Support Dr. Rupp and UNMC ID by attending the awards ceremony at 12pm on March 26th (Yanney Conference Room, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center)

We are proud to share that our division’s chief, Dr. Rupp, will be awarded the Bartee Advocacy of Science Award tomorrow at noon! The Bartee Advocacy of Science Award is given to a UNMC scientist who exemplifies and lives out a commitment to community engagement. Dr. Rupp was chosen for the inaugural honor by a process led by Chris Kratochvil, Bob Bartee’s successor as vice chancellor of external relations for UNMC.

First published in a UNMC Newsroom post, Dr. Rupp commented on the award earlier this month:

“I am very pleased and incredibly honored to receive the inaugural Bartee Family Award for promotion of science literacy and advocacy. I have long respected and admired Bob for his incredible contributions to UNMC over the course of his career – which makes this award even more meaningful to me. I believe the amplification of scientific misinformation and disinformation via social media is a pressing challenge and the promotion of scientific literacy may be one of our best strategies to preserve public health. I am honored to share the stage with Mary Woolley, the president of Research America, and I look forward to her presentation.”

Bartee, the award’s namesake, has commented in return:

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, many medical center professionals distinguished themselves in providing accurate and timely scientific information to the public. Dr. Rupp stood out among an impressive group for his willingness to engage the media, elected officials and members of the public, at times almost daily, to provide a calm and reasoned voice among a cacophony of misinformation. I am pleased and honored that he is the first recipient of the Bartee Award.”

Please join us in celebrating Dr. Rupp’s huge (and well-deserved) achievement by attending the inaugural Bob and Helen Bartee and Family Advocacy of Science Lectureship; info below:

When: March 26th, 2024 @ 12pm

Where: Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center (BCC), Yanney Conference Room

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