Byers honored for mentorship

By Staff

Tim Byers, associate dean for public health practice at the Colorado School of Public Health, recently was awarded the first Latino Research and Policy Center (LRPC) Outstanding Mentorship Award, which will become the Tim Byers Mentorship Award. Faculty and staff at the LRPC thanked him for more than a decade of exemplary leadership, dedication, and mentorship.

Evelinn Borrayo, professor in the Department of Psychology and executive director of the LRPC, called Byers “inspirational in every sense of the word.”

Another colleague, Paula Espinoza, assistant professor of ethnic studies, said, “Tim is passionate about public health and committed to making a difference for all communities. He is refreshing in his frankness and an engaging teacher. He challenges and motivates me to set the bar higher than I might have done on my own.”

Byers was honored at an Oct. 18 conference that focused on Latino health disparities and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Featured presentations included the most recent statistics on Latino health disparities in Colorado.