2012 SPH Student Research Day

UIC SPH Celebrates its 7th Annual Student Research Day

Research Day On April 3, 2012, the UIC School of Public Health held its 7th Annual Student Research/Practice Awards Day.  This event is held each year during National Public Health Week and honors students whose research addresses a variety of critical public health issues.  Thirty students displayed their research, which ranged in topic from infant mortality to chemical dependency in pharmacists to sexual behavior of college freshman.  All thirty graduate students were on site to present their work to a panel of judges, fellow classmates, faculty, alumni and other members of the SPH community.  

SPH would like to congratulate these students who were the recipients of the following awards.  We wish them the best of luck as they compete against a broader, multidisciplinary audience at UIC’s research day.

Research –Master’s Level

Jessica Hoag, Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

PICTOGRAMS AS A TOOL TO INCREASE PATIENT COMPREHENSION OF PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS IN DDEGEYA, UGANDA

Research – Doctoral Level (tie)

Priyanthi Dassanayake, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIC POLLUTANTS IN HUMAN PLACENTA: NATIONAL CHILDREN’S STUDY PLACENTAL PILOT STUDY

Lisette Irarrazabal, Division of Health Policy and Administration

RAPID TEST FOR HIV: AN ALTERNATIVE TO HIV ELISA TEST USED AS SCREENING IN CHILE

Practice – Master’s Level

Maria Pyra, Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

ENTRY OF UNVACCINATED DOGS INTO THE UNITED STATES THROUGH O’HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, 2005 AND 2010

Practice – Doctoral level 

Mayra Estrella, Division of Community Health Sciences

LATINO YOUTH INQUIRY ON PLACE ATTACHMENT ASSOCIATED WITH PERSONAL AND COMMUNITY WELL-BEING

Global Health

Jessica Hoag, Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

PICTOGRAMS AS A TOOL TO INCREASE PATIENT COMPREHENSION OF PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS IN DDEGEYA, UGANDA

Towards Health Equity

Amanda Bennett, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

RECEIVING CARE IN A MEDICAL HOME AS A MEDIATOR OF RACIAL DISPARITIES IN UNMET HEALTHCARE NEEDS AMONG CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTHCARE NEEDS

Maternal and Child Health

Jessyca Dudley, Division of Community Health Sciences

REASONS WOMEN DISCONTINUE BREASTFEEDING IN THE EARLY POSTPARTUM PERIOD

SPH would like to thank the many people who were involved to make this important event possible:  poster judges, award selection committees, staff, and donors.  A special appreciation to Dr. Michael Petros, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and a poster winner from 2010 for delivering the keynote address during the awards ceremony.

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