On March 30, 2009, the College of Public Health (COPH) held a successful student research poster display and competition. Congratulations to the thirty-four COPH masters and doctoral level students who participated in this poster competition! All of the student posters were excellent and will remain on display at the COPH. The complete abstract booklet can be accessed at

An interdisciplinary team of COPH faculty judges reviewed the students’ posters and oral presentations. Those students who received outstanding/superior evaluations from the judging team received small cash awards and were also honored during the National Public Health Week awards ceremony on April 1, 2009. In addition, their poster abstracts have been submitted by the COPH to the national Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health Annual Poster Competition. The students’ names, academic departments, and the titles of their research posters are listed below.

Christopher Campbell, Department of Global Health
“A Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase Critical for Blood-stage development of the Malaria Parasite Plasmodium falciparum”

Mel Bradley, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
“2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene (TNT) Air Concentrations, Hemoglobin Changes, and Anemia Cases in Respirator Protected TNT Munitions Demilitarization Workers”

Rachelle Price, Department of Global Health
“Expression of Influenza Nueraminidase using Baculovirus”

Euna August, Department of Community and Family Health
“An Application of the Theory of Gender & Power to the General Social Survey Series”

Jennifer Fowler, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
“Indoor Environmental Quality within an Elementary School Classroom: Measurements of Felis domesticus I, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus I, Dermatophagoides farinae I, and Blatella germanica in Carpeting”

Photo Gallery

View photos from the 2009 COPH Research Day.