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Dr. Wilson Recieves Lou Wooster Public Health Hero Award

Published: 04/10/23

Please join JCDH in congratulating Dr. Mark Wilson, the 2023 Lou Wooster Public Health Hero Award recipient! 

Lou Wooster Public Health Hero Award

In 2007, the UAB School of Public Health established the annual Lou Wooster Public Health Hero Award. This award is made in honor and memory of Lou Wooster, a legendary figure who helped save Birmingham from a cholera epidemic in the 19th century. As a madam in Birmingham, Lou Wooster lived on the seamy side of “polite society”, but when a cholera epidemic struck in 1873, her concern for others came out into the full light of day. Most residents fled the city during the outbreak, but not Lou. She stood her ground against the disease and when the renowned madam of the boomtown’s most exclusive bordello chose to stay behind and care for those threatened by a natural disaster, it was an extraordinary act of courage. She opened her brothel to the sick and poor, and helped nurse the city back to health.  This is why the School of Public Health has used the word “Hero” in the award title.

The annual award designee is recommended by the Broad Street Committee, an external advisory board to the Dean of the School of Public Health.

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