This academic year, the 20th annual USF Health Research Day was held on Friday, February 19, 2010, and the COPH had 29 student presenters!

Oral Presentations

For the third consecutive year, USF Health Research Day included an oral presentation session and two COPH graduate students were selected to participate in this prestigious event. Their presentations were of exceptional quality, and their abstracts will be submitted to the national Delta Omega Poster Competition. These students include:

Natalie Hernandez (PhD student, CFH). Ethnic Differences in HPV Knowledge and Intentions Among Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Males

Matt Tucker (PhD student, GH). Molecular Characterization of Resistance to Artemisinin Drugs in Plasmodium falciparum

Poster Presentations

In addition, the COPH would like to offer special congratulations to the following students whose posters were judged as the top four COPH student posters. Their abstracts will also be submitted to the national Delta Omega Poster Competition:

Janus Patel (MSPH student, GH). Characterization of the Optical Properties of P. falciparum, Leishmania spp., and Other Infectious Diseases

Stephanie Kolar (PhD student, EPI). Psychological Factors and Persistence of HPV in Men Participating in a Natural History Study

Christen Mayer (MSPH student, GH). Acinetobacter baumannii Outbreak in Primary Care and Long Term Acute Care Settings

Jaime Myers (PhD student, CFH). HPV Vaccination Uptake and Completion: An Analysis of Data from The National Survey for Children’s Health

The complete list of all COPH student poster presenters includes:

Department of Community and Family Health
Erica Anstey; Mariana Arevalo; Khaliah Fleming; Rosa Joseph; Jaime Myers; Sarah Smith; David Tilley; Christopher Wheldon

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Amanda Evans; Laura Farina; Ryan Michael; Rachel Williams; Haofei Yu

Department of Health Policy and Management
Meg Comins

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Stephanie Kolar; Ping Xu

Department of Global Health
Jason Ambrose; Michelle Bailey; Ligia Cruz; Benjamin Klekamp; Elisabeth Lim; Christen Mayer; Christine McGuire-Wolfe; Janus Patel; Andrew Romaner; Kansas Sparks; Lani Steffens

The complete on line booklet for USF Health Research Day 2010, including the names of all student participants and their abstracts, can be found at:

Photo Gallery

GHstudents deltaomegagroupa deltaomegab CFHstudents amanda rachelwilliams posterwinners natalie&CFHprofessors Mariana lidia judgesepistudent JasonAmbrose groupoutside