Master of Public Health Program

James R. Ebert, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., Director

Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health Gamma Alpha Chapter


2012 Delta Omega Induction
2012 Delta Omega Induction

About Delta Omega

Delta Omega is the honor society for graduate studies in public health. The society was founded in 1924 and currently includes 66 chapters throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Membership in Delta Omega reflects the dedication of an individual to quality in the field of public health and to protecting and advancing the health of all people. To learn more, visit the national Delta Omega web site.


About the Omega Chapter

Wright State University's Gamma Alpha chapter was established in January 2010. Our first induction ceremony was held on May 19, 2010. We are very proud of our membership and will be seeking ways to further engage them in our chapter and the WSU community.

We are currently exploring ways to engage our membership, including networking events and community service activities. If you are a member of Delta Omega, and would like to get more involved, we would love to hear from you!


2012 Delta Omega Inductees (Back row: John McAlearney, Laura Previll, Tim Soward, Melissa Howell, Robert Sarlay Jr., Dawn Ebron, Marietta Orlowski; Front row: Kim Caudill, Abby Burns, Linda Smith
2012 Delta Omega Inductees (Back row: John McAlearney, Laura Previll, Tim Soward, Melissa Howell, Robert Sarlay Jr., Dawn Ebron, Marietta Orlowski; Front row: Kim Caudill, Abby Burns, Linda Smith; Not pictured: Mary Beth Kaylor and Ken Dahms)

Eligibility, Selection Criteria and Nominations

Each spring, Delta Omega inducts new members from three groups: (1) WSU MPH graduate degree students who have completed at least 25 credits hours by the end of the fall semester; (2) WSU MPH alumni actively engaged in public health work; and (3) WSU MPH full-time faculty. All candidates must demonstrate the potential to make significant contributions to the field of public health.

WSU MPH Graduate Students

Graduate student applicants must have a cumulative grade point average equal to, or greater than, 3.8 and demonstrated leadership in professional and community activities within the field of public health.

WSU MPH Alumni

Alumni must demonstrate leadership in professional and community activities within the field of public health that serves as a model for future graduates of the school. The selection committee generally focuses most on accomplishments and activities since graduation, so very recent graduates will not typically be competitive.

WSU MPH Faculty

Full-time faculty members are evaluated based on outstanding public health performance in teaching, research and community service and leadership within and outside of the WSU.


Gamma Alpha Chapter Officers

Dr. Marietta Orlowski, President
Dr. Sara Paton, Vice-President

Contact chapter officers at:
lori.metivier@wright.edu


2012 Delta Omega Lecturer, Christy Porucznik, with James Ebert
2012 Delta Omega Lecturer, Christy Porucznik, with James Ebert

Events

  • Delta Omega Gamma Alpha lecturer, Marjorie Bowman, M.D., M.P.A., dean, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, presented “Communities of Solutions — Primary Care and Public Health Perspectives,” at the Gamma Alpha induction ceremony on April 16, 2013.
    Click here to download the event flyer
    Click here to download the presentation
  • Delta Omega Gamma Alpha lecturer, Christy Porucznik, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., assistant professor, Public Health Program, University of Utah, presented “Prescription Opioid Adverse Events in Utah — Research into Practice and Back Again,” at the Wright State University Public Health Grand Rounds on Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
    Click here to download the event flyer

Get Involved!

The Gamma Alpha chapter is seeking motivated and energetic individuals to join the board, contribute ideas and assist on specific projects. If you are a member of Delta Omega and are interested in joining the Gamma Alpha chapter board, please email us at lori.metivier@wright.edu for more information.


Delta Omega E-mail List

To facilitate information sharing among Gamma Alpha chapter members, we have established a Delta Omega e-mail list. To subscribe, please e-mail lori.metivier@wright.edu.


Delta Omega Gamma Alpha Chapter Members

 

 
 

Visit Delta Omega's membership website to view the names of all Delta Omega members.


By-Laws


For more information, contact:
Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
c/o Marietta Orlowski, Ph.D., CHES
Wright State University Center for Global Health
3123 Research Blvd., Suite 200
Kettering, OH 45420-4006
E-mail: lori.metivier@wright.edu