Dr. Morton Lippmann Scholarship

The Dr. Morton Lippmann Scholarship was endowed in 2001 through a generous donation from Larry Birkner and Ruth McIntyre-Birkner. All students meeting the AIHF general scholarship criteria are eligible for this scholarship. However, preference is given to students enrolled at New York University.

Introducing Dr. Lippm​ann

Dr. Lippmann is Professor of Environmental Medicine at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is a leader in the fields of human exposure assessment and air pollution health effects. Dr. Lippmann received a doctorate in Environmental Health Science from NYU, a Master of Science degree in industrial hygiene from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from The Cooper Union.

Dr. Lippmann has authored or co-authored more than 300 research articles, and is the lead author of two books, Environmental Toxicants: Human Exposures and Their Health Effects, and Environmental Health Science: Recognition, Evaluation and Control of Chemical and Physical Health Hazards.

Dr. Lippmann has received numerous awards and accolades, including AIHA's Donald E. Cummings Memorial Award, AIHA Fellow, the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists’ Herbert E. Stokinger and Meritorious Achievement Awards, the Academy of Industrial Hygiene’s Henry F. Smyth Jr. Award and the American Association for Aerosol Research’s David Sinclair Award.

The Birkners endowed this scholarship in Dr. Mort Lippmann’s name as a tribute to the professor for being an influential force in the careers of both Larry and his brother, Jeff Birkner.


  • 2016 - 2017
    Kali Basman, New York University
    Mohamed Jiffry Ruzmyn Vilcassim, New York University

  • 2015 - 2016
    Chris C. Lim, New York University

  • 2014 - 2015
    Eric L. Saunders, New York University

  • 2013 - 2014
    Ashleigh F.Kayne, Colorado State University

  • 2012 - 2013
    Ariana Shiwbaran, Hunter College-CUNY

  •  2011 - 2012
    Jiang Zhou, New York University

  • 2010 - 2011
    Azita Cueva, New York University 

  • 2009 - 2010
    Eric N. Liberda, New York University

  • 2008 - 2009
    Sonia Narula, University of Toronto

  • 2007 - 2008
    Ramona Lall, New York University

  • 2006 - 2007
    Patricia Gillespie, New York University

  • 2005 - 2006 
    Stephen Schayer, New York University

  • 2004 - 2005
    Leshan Elliott, University of North Alabama

  • 2002 - 2003
    Susan Shepherd, University of Massachusetts - Lowell

  • 2001 - 2002
    Shao I. Hsu, New York University