Research and Scholarship Week

Welcome to the UIC School of Public Health (SPH) Research and Scholarship Week webpage! The purpose of this annual event, at its core, is to bring us together as a community to recognize and support the superb public health research that takes place in the school - across all levels.

 

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On behalf of the SPH Office of Research Services, we would like to extend a warm and enthusiastic THANK YOU to the poster competition participants, judges from our SPH faculty, community members, doctoral students, IHRP, and alumni, and the school-wide staff that helped with the competition.  With such a unique virtual showcase again this year, we were excited to see such a great swell of support and rich exchange of knowledge.

An additional thank you goes out to the sponsors of our special competitions for DrPH Practice Based Research, Global Health, CCTS Translational Science, Community Engaged Research, and Maternal and Child Health.

 

Please find below information on the poster awardees, a list of the judges, and information about the SPH Research Article Award winners who generously contributed videos about their papers as part of  Research and Scholarship Week.

We hope everyone has a warm and relaxing summer!  Please contact us here if you have any questions.

 

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Congratulations to the following awardees of the School of Public Health’s 16th annual poster competition.

 

Main Competitions 

 

Undergraduate Level Scholarly Public Health Practice

Best Poster: Denine Cochran, Sharon Reyes, Denise Rojas 

Poster Title: Education and COVID-19: Difficulties for Diverse Learners at CPS

 

Undergraduate Level Public Health Research

Best Poster: Shreyas Shastri, Nidhi Khare, Feda Taha, Xiaoyun Chen 

Poster Title: COVID-19 Barriers to Legal Services in Chicago

 

Master’s Level Scholarly Public Health Practice

Best Poster: Ebenezer Enchia 

Poster Title: A Descriptive Analysis of Illinois Law Enforcement Officers Motor Vehicle Collisions according to Responsible Party

 

Honorable Mention: Madison Offstein 

Poster Title: Lessons Learned from CPS Parents: Understanding Parent Engagement and Integration of the WSCC Model in the Implementation of Healthy CPS

 

Master’s Level Public Health Research

Best Poster: Kendall Thiede 

Poster Title: Early childcare directors’ qualitative perspectives on Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors: Preliminary findings

 

Honorable Mention: Sasha Johnson 

Poster Title: Exploring an advanced team-based care model in primary care

 

Doctoral Level Scholarly Public Health Practice

Best Poster: Trang Pham 

Poster Title: Design and Implementing Automated Data Collection System Using Short-Message-Service (SMS) Texting in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Management in Vietnam

 

Honorable Mention: Genevieve Rizzo 

Poster Title: Best practices for evidence-based intervention implementation to improve breast cancer screening rates at a federally qualified health center

 

Doctoral Level Public Health Research

Best Poster: Sierra Upton 

Poster Title:  Evidence of Disparities in Achieving Viral Load Suppression Among Young Black MSM

 

Honorable Mention: Soumya Sahu 

Poster Title: Probabilistic forecasting of anti-VEGF treatment frequency in neovascular age-related macular degeneration

 

Additional Competitions 

 

CCTS Translational Science Competition

Best Poster: Genevieve Rizzo 

Poster Title: Best practices for evidence-based intervention implementation to improve breast cancer screening rates at a federally qualified health center

 

Community Engaged Research

Best Poster: Genevieve Rizzo 

Poster Title: Best practices for evidence-based intervention implementation to improve breast cancer screening rates at a federally qualified health center

 

DrPH Competition

Best Poster: Mikal Giancola 

Poster Title: Navigating the Adaptive Cycle during COVID-19 through Systematic Document Review

 

Global Health Competition

Best Poster: Trang Pham 

Poster Title: Design and Implementing Automated Data Collection System Using Short-Message-Service (SMS) Texting in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Management in Vietnam

 

Maternal and Child Health Competition

Best Poster: Genevieve Rizzo 

Poster Title: Best practices for evidence-based intervention implementation to improve breast cancer screening rates at a federally qualified health center

 

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A huge thanks to all our judges! 

 

Amy Anderson

Anders Abelmann

Anh Ngo

Arden Handler

Barbara Braun

Bob Brewer

Casey Morgan Luc

Catherine Zurybida

Cathi Ortiz

Chibuzor Abasilim

Chris Barker

Colleen Everett

Daniel Friend

David DuBois

Demetrius Porter

Derrick Tung

Erica McNamara

Eve Pinsker

Fran Jaeger

George Salter

Huu Nguyen

Jennifer Kwok

Jim Sredzinski

Joseph Rittmann

Joseph Ruskiewicz

Juliet VanEenwyk

Karen Peters

Kevin Sherin

Kris Zimmerman

Leslie Carnahan

Leslie Williams

Mark Bresnik

Mary Ellen Mackesy-Amiti

Michael Petros

Michelle Mc

Naoko Muramatsu

Samantha Marinello

Santina Wheat

Shaveta Khosla

Steve Thompson

Sydney Fouche

William Werner

Yan Gao

Yuan Shao

 

View our student poster showcase

Congratulations to our research publication awardees!

These awards recognize and highlight outstanding peer-reviewed journal articles published by faculty, students, postdoctoral trainees, and staff in the School of Public Health.

Category:  multidisciplinary

Citation:  Carnahan LC, Rauscher GH, Watson KS, Altfeld S, Zimmermann K, Ferrans CE, Molina Y.  (2020).  Comparing the roles of social context, networks, and perceived social functioning with health-related quality of life among rural female cancer survivors. Supportive Care in Cancer. Advance online publication. Doi: 10.1007/s00520-020-05497-

Explaining excess preterm birth among US-born black women

Category:  student first-authored

Citation:  DeSisto CL, Hirai A, Collins J, Rankin K. Deconstructing a disparity: Explaining excess preterm birth among US-born black women. Annals of Epidemiology. 2018; 28(4): 225-230. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2018.01.012

Mexican immigration and improved workplace safety for U.S. natives

Category:  early career

Citation:  Dillender, M., & McInerney, M. (2020). The role of Mexican immigration to the United States in improved workplace safety for natives from 1980 to 2015. Journal of Health Economics, 70, 102280.

Beverage taxes and employment

Category: faculty-student collaboration

Citation:  Marinello, Samantha, Julien Leider, Oksana Pugach, and Lisa M. Powell (In Press, 2020) The impact of the Philadelphia beverage tax on employment: A synthetic control analysis. Economics and Human Biology, 100939.

Sweetened beverage taxes in Cook County, IL

Category: open

Citation:  Powell, Lisa M., Julien Leider, Pierre Thomas Leger (2020) The Impact of a Sweetened Beverage Tax on Beverage Volume Sold in Cook County, Illinois, and Its Border Area. Annals of Internal Medicine,172:390-397.

 

 

 

Poster Competition Information and Requirements

Past Poster Competition Award Winners