SPHHS Bestows Research Day Awards

Ph.D. student Haotian Wu won the top Research Award

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences has announced the results of the faculty-juried poster competition from the 17th Annual Research Day held April 8.

Posters were judged based on content and presentation and awarded in two categories: Research and Practice. An additional student was 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 (M.S., 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 (Ph.D., public health/nutrition) for “Food Safety from Farm and Garden to Preschool Program: Program Description and Preliminary Results.”

Practice Award, 2nd place: Katelynn Venne (M.P.H., public health) for “The Need for an Academic Health Department in Franklin County, Massachusetts.”

Research Award,1st place: Haotian Wu (Ph.D., public health) for “Novel Methods for Sperm Nucleic Acid Extraction in Clinical Research.”

Research Award, 2nd place: Cory Greever (Ph.D., kinesiology) for “Objective Analysis of Preschoolers Physical Activity Patterns during Free Playtime.”

Research Award, 3rd place: Carrie Nobles (Ph.D., public health) for “A Prospective Study of Vitamin D and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Ethnically Diverse Women.”

The SPHHS Annual Research Day is co-sponsored by the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and the Rho Chapter, Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society.





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