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The Amy Roberts Health Promotion Research Award was established to assist young investigators interested in health promotion. Applications for the annual award (approximately $5,000) are accepted each year in early spring. Proposals should promote health and influence wellbeing through behavioral modifications such as exercise, nutrition, stress reduction, or smoking cessation. The award will be used for research by young investigators and will include a summer research project (for medical students the stipend is identical to the Dean’s Summer Research Program).



Eligible candidates must be affiliated with Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) or sponsored by a MWRI member, at the beginning of their careers (high school through faculty appointment of three years or less) and studying health promotion and wellbeing. MWRI investigators are encouraged to sponsor a high school, college, medical or graduate student, or other trainee such as a resident or fellow. In the case of a student or trainee sponsored by an MWRI member, the proposal should be prepared by the student/trainee with the assistance of the sponsor.


Application process

Applications are submitting in the spring. Please contact the program coordinator for additional information.

The Amy Roberts Health Promotion Research Award is presented during the Magee-Womens Research Day in Reproductive Biology and Women’s Health at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC each year in May.


Scholars and alumni

  • 2017 Emily Rosenberger, PhD
  • 2016 Jessica Rose, MD
  • 2015 Rachel Woodson Goode
  • 2014 Grace P. Ferguson, MD
  • 2013 Kyle Freese, MPH
  • 2012 Penelope K. Morrison, PhD, MPH
  • 2011 Tina Bhargava, DrPH
  • 2010 Michelle Moniz, MD
  • 2009 Tracey Weissgerber, PhD
  • 2008 Brandi Swanier Shah, MD, MPH
  • 2007 Michele Okun, PhD
  • 2006 Elizabeth Krans, MD, MSc

For detailed information about our scholars see our annual report.