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Students share their practice at 2014 USF Health Research Day

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The 24th Annual USF Health Research Day included a record number of 57 College of Public Health presentations with 10 awards.  The dramatic increase in scholarly activity is due in part to the College’s strategic plan and a commitment to fund student research.

COPH student presenters

An eager group of College Public Health students who represented at the 2014 USF Health Research Day

“Our student research funding opportunities include Student Honorary Awards for Research and Practice (SHARP), college and departmental scholarships, and USF Challenge Grants,” said Wilbur Milhous, PhD, professor and associate dean for research in the COPH. “This funding enables our students to share their practice at local, state, national, and international professional meetings, as well as promotes student involvement in faculty-led research projects.”

In 2013, the SHARPs awards program supported COPH students in making 45 presentations at 16 professional meetings in the United States and seven presentations at international meetings in Australia, Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, and Puerto Rico.

Mr. Jayme Coyle, MSPH, won the Best COPH Poster Presentation for Environmental and Occupational Health. His poster titled “The Assessment of an In Vitro Model for Evaluating the Role of PARP in Ethanol-Mediated Hepatotoxicity” will also be presented at the Society of Toxicology meeting in Phoenix on March 24.

Mr. Jayme Coyle, MSPH, won the Best COPH Poster Presentation for Environmental and Occupational Health. His poster titled “The Assessment of an In Vitro Model for Evaluating the Role of PARP in Ethanol-Mediated Hepatotoxicity” will also be presented at the Society of Toxicology meeting in Phoenix on March 24.

 

2014 USF Health Research Day awardees include:

Oral presenters

Shams Rahman, MD, MSPH (EPI-BIO) “Maternal Diabetes Mellitus and the Risk of Childhood Mortality among Children with Birth Defects: a Large Retrospective Cohort Study”

Erika Thompson, MPH (CFH) “Theory-Based Determinants of Physical Activity during Pregnancy: A Systematic Review”

Elisabeth Franzen, BS (CFH) “Preliminary Sexual Behavior and Contraceptive Differences among Youth Participating in a State-Wide Positive Youth Development Program Evaluation”

Poster presenters

Jayme Coyle, MSPH (EOH) “The Assessment of an In-vitro Model for Evaluating the Role of PARP in Ethanol-mediated Hepatotoxicity”

Steven Mayer (GH) “A liver sinusoid device for stable primary hepatocyte culture and Plasmodium liver stage development”

Karlette Peck, MPH (GH)Dengue Seroprevalence Study in Martin County, Florida”

Shitaldas Pamnani (EPI-BIO)Amount and duration of alcohol consumption and risk of adult glioma: Results from Southeastern Regional Study of Adult Brain Tumors”

Zachary Pruitt, PhD (HPM)Relationship of Healthcare Expenditures to Adherence among  Florida Medicaid-insured Patients Diagnosed with HIV or AIDS”

Tommi Rivers (CFH)The eBIT Project Needs Assessment:  Using Translational Science to Bring Evidence-based Interventions to School Social Workers”

Yuri Sebastiao (EPI-BIO) “Self-Reported Hypertension in The Villages: Prevalence and Associated Factors in a Retirement Community of Central Florida”

Related media:
USF Health Research Day enjoys continued growth in numbers, caliber of science
Facebook and Picasa COPH Research Day photo galleries

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