Faculty Honors Mailman School faculty are routinely honored for their pioneering work in the field of public health. Junior Faculty Teaching Award Presented at Commencement to an assistant professor who is making a remarkable impact on education. Excellence in Teaching Each year, the School honors one of its extraordinary faculty members with the Mailman School Teaching Excellence Award. Faculty Grants Grants from foundations, institutions, government agencies, and companies support ongoing work and research in urgent public health issues. Centennial Grand Challenges As Columbia Mailman celebrates its Centennial, the School launches the Grand Challenges to spur the needed team development and discovery to take on the pressing health needs of current and future generations. Calderone Award Supported by a generous endowment by the Calderone family, this prize honors Frank A. Calderone’s distinguished career and life. Yusuf Hamied Faculty Fellowships The Yusuf Hamied Fellowships will provide stipends for faculty fellows from Columbia Public Health to be in residence at an academic institution in India for a four to six-week period. Dean's Awards The Dean's Awards in Excellence in Leadership and Excellence in Mentoring recognize exemplary leadership and impact among faculty and staff.