From left, Ciro Sumaya, M.D., M.P.H.T.M, dean and Cox Endowed Chair of the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health; State Rep. Dianne Delisi, R-Temple; and Christopher Colenda, M.D., M.P.H., Jean and Thomas McMullin Dean of the HSC-College of Medicine following an award presentation Thursday at the Scott & White Hospital Foundation Office in Temple. Rep. Delisi, chair of the Texas House Public Health Committee, was recognized by the HSC-SRPH for her sponsorship of the original legislation that founded the school – the only one of its kind in the country – and her legislative contributions to public health in general.

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