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Stephanie Davis Waste Reduction Award & Scholarship
March 9, 2010, 3:47 pm
Filed under: Education and Grant Opportunities, News

Applications are now being accepted for the Stephanie C. Davis Waste Reduction Award and Scholarship.
With the death eight years ago of Stephanie C. Davis, healthcare waste reduction and pollution prevention in healthcare lost a great and tireless champion. With the invaluable support of Health Care Without Harm, Stephanie’s colleagues, friends and family have established this Award and Scholarship for CleanMed – to recognize and support those in health care organizations who struggle to “green” healthcare.
Winners of the Stephanie Davis Award and Scholarship for 2010 will receive a $500 travel stipend; a full registration fee waiver for the conference and any pre-conference events; and 2 nights (room and tax only) at one of the CleanMed hotels adjacent to the Convention. Applications are due March 26.
• Please see the application form at www.cleanmed.org
About Stephanie Davis: Stephanie had a passion for the environment and she directed that passion to waste reduction in healthcare. At the start of her career, Stephanie worked as a garbage and recycling guru for the New York Sanitation bureau. Around the same time, she forged a partnership with the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, initiating a Garlic Day and causing the New York Times to dub her New York’s garlic queen. Stephanie created her own consulting firm – Waste Reduction Remedies. She worked for several hospitals, including Alta Bates-Summit Medical Center and Sutter Antioch Hospital – both in Northern California. Shortly before she became sick, Stephanie landed a dream job – working with the San Francisco Department of the Environment on healthcare pollution prevention. But Stephanie’s energies could not be contained by a mere job. She published articles on waste reduction in both the peer-reviewed and the popular press; she volunteered to run conferences, speak at workshops and help her community. Stephanie also believed in CleanMed – and would be delighted to know that this award and scholarship are supporting healthcare staff committed to her passion: greening the healthcare system and safeguarding the public’s health.

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