2018 marked the first year of the HFRCC Research Symposium during which notable community and academic members were honored for their outstanding Flint-focused work.  Champions with long standing community roots, early career leaders, community-academic partnerships, and students were all recognized.  We want your help in choosing nominees who you feel have made an impact in Flint. 


Nominations are closed. Join us Friday, March 15th to help us celebrate and honor those who make a difference!


Champion Award

Awarded to one community and one academic person who has demonstrated a longstanding history of working with the Flint community.  This individual has devoted significant amounts of their time/career making positive contributions in Flint that culminated in significant efforts being made in the areas of health and other elements that impact health and well-being. Examples could be policy, economics, infrastructure, and research.

Early Career Award

Awarded to one community and one academic person that has made a significant contribution to the city of Flint in the first 10 years or less of their career through their work in the classroom, research, volunteerism, or other service within the community. 

Community-Academic Partnership Award

Awarded to one community and one academic person working in partnership with each other where they have demonstrated their commitment to moving Flint forward. These individuals have made positive contributions within the Flint community through their active engagement in community-academic partnerships.