SPHHS Announces 2013 Research Day Award Winners

April 24, 2013

Photo, from left: Ashley Metellus, Stephanie Voltaire, Associate Dean for Research Elaine Puleo, Anisha Patel, Jeffer Sasaki, Matthew de Gannes, Dean Marjorie Aelion, Cristina Huebner-Torres (not pictured, Stephen Lauer and Julianna Averill)

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences is pleased to announce the results of the faculty-juried poster competition from the 16th Annual Research Day held on April 2, 2013. 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 2013 Research Day Award winners are:

Research Award, 1st Place:

Anisha Patel (MS, Kinesiology). The effects of estrogen and exercise on cardiac telomere related factors in ovariectomized mice.

Research Award, 2nd Place:

Stephen A. Lauer (MS, Public Health). Cluster Randomized Trials and Statistical Power.

Research Award, 3rd Place:

Matthew de Gannes (MS, Public Health). Method Development for Epigenetic Profiling in Human Sperm.

Practice Award, 1st Place:

Cristina Huebner Torres (PhD, Public Health). Gestational Weight Gain Recommendations, Obesity, and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes.

Practice Award, 2nd Place:

Ashley Metellus and Stephanie Voltaire (MPH, Public Health). Protecting the Youth of Bellabe through Sexual Health Education.

Delta Omega Honor Society Award Winner:

Jeffer Sasaki (PhD, Kinesiology). An Algorithm to Distinguish Mail Time From Accelerometer Wear Time in the Women’s Health Study.

Delta Omega Honor Society Award Runner Up:

Julianna Averill (MS, Kinesiology). Effect of a Three Week Tai Chi Intervention on Psychosocial Wellbeing in People with Multiple Sclerosis.

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.