SPHHS Announces 2014 Research Day Award Winners

April 10, 2014

From left: Dean Marjorie Aelion; Iris Corbasson (Delta Omega winner); Catherine Wickham (1st Place, Practice Category); Katelynn Venne (2nd Place, Practice Category); Haotian Wu (1st Place, Research Category); Cory Greever (2nd Place, Research Category); and Carrie Nobles (3rd Place, Research Category).

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences is pleased to announce the results of the faculty-juried poster competition from the 17th Annual Research Day held on April 8, 2014. Posters are judged based on content and presentation and awarded in two distinct categories: Research and Practice. An additional student is also presented with the Delta Omega Honor Society Award, which is given based on the poster abstract. The Delta Omega winner’s abstract subsequently will be submitted for further judging by the Delta Omega Society’s national committee for possible presentation at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.

The 2014 Research Day Award winners are:

Delta Omega Honor Society Award Winner

Iris Corbasson (MS, Public Health) for “The Association between Urinary Bisphenol-A, Phthalate Metabolites and Body Fat Composition in US Adults using NHANES”

Practice Award, 1st Place

Catherine Wickham (PhD, Public Health/Nutrition) for “Food Safety from Farm and Garden to Preschool Program: Program Description and Preliminary Results”

Practice Award, 2nd Place

Katelynn Venne (MPH, Public Health) for “The Need for an Academic Health Department in Franklin County, Massachusetts”

Research Award, 1st Place

Haotian Wu (PhD, Public Health) for “Novel Methods for Sperm Nucleic Acid Extraction in Clinical Research”

Research Award, 2nd Place

Cory Greever (PhD, Kinesiology) for “Objective Analysis of Preschoolers Physical Activity Patterns during Free Playtime”

Research Award, 3rd Place

Carrie Nobles (PhD, Public Health) for “A Prospective Study of Vitamin D and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Ethnically Diverse Women”

The SPHHS would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s Research Day and made it such a success! The SPHHS Annual Research Day is co-sponsored by the School of Public Health and Health Sciences & The Rho Chapter, Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society.