This academic year, the USF Health Research Day was held on Friday, February 22, 2008, and the COPH had the highest number of student presenters ever!

For the first time, 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:

Cara de la Cruz, MPH, Doctoral student in the Department of Community & Family Health

Examining Maternal Length of Hospital Stay at Delivery As A Risk Factor for Depressive Symptoms Postpartum Cara de la Cruz, MPH, Jason Salemi, M.P.H., Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, COPH USF, Caroline Peterson, D.C., Department of Anthropology, CAS & Department of  Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Community & Family Health

Brian Vesley, BS, Graduate student in the Department of Global Health

Quantification of parasitemia in Leishmania donovani-Infected Hamsters by real-time
Brian Vesley, Azliyati Azizan, Mark Sweat, Dennis Kyle, USF COPH, Department of Global

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:

Matthew Tucker, MS, Graduate Student

Genetic Analysis of Artemisinin and Artelinic Acid Resistant Plasmodium Falciparum Matthew Tucker, Jennifer Peters 2, Martin Nau 3, Zhinning Wang 3, Qin Cheng 4, Maryanne Vahey 3, Azliyati Azizan 1, and Dennis E. Kyle 1 1 USF COPH Department of Global Health 2 Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia 3 Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Rockville, MD 4 Australian Army Malaria Institute, Enoggera, Australia

Sheila Mohammed, MSPH, Resident
Cost-effectiveness of Epidural Steroid Injection to Treat Back Pain
Sheila Mohammed, MSPH
Karen Olson, MD – Occ. Med. Residency, Stuart Brooks, MD – Occ. Med. Residency USF COPH, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health

Boubakari Ibrahimou, PhD, Graduate Student
Modeling of Criteria Air Pollutants Data: a First Step to Linking Air Pollution to Childhood Asthma Attack
Boubakari Ibrahimou, PhD, Yiliang Zhu, PhD. Dept. of Epidemiology & Biostatistics COPH USF

Teri Malo, MPH, Graduate Student
Using Structural Equation Modeling to Test the Theory of Reasoned Action: Predicting Sexual Behavior

Teri Malo, MPH, USF COPH, Department of Community & Family Health

In addition, a special section of posters was set up for the COPH’s Sunshine Education and Research Center (ERC), which provides interdisciplinary training programs in occupational health nursing, medicine, psychology, safety and industrial hygiene.  Nine ERC students participated in research day, of which three students received special recognition in their respective colleges!

The complete list of COPH student participants in USF Health Research Day 2008  includes:

Department of Global Health: Susan Lukas, Roxanna Eftekhari,  Aimee Signarovitz, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Matthew Tucker, Shelly Smith, Michelle Zeager

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Boubakari Ibrahimou, Tanmaykumar Patel, Stephanie Kolar, Manoj Agravat

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health:
Jennifer Logan, Giffe Johnson, ,Adam Marty,  Sheila Mohammed, Kristy Siegel, Monica Gray

Department of Community and Family Health:
Euna August, Heather Blunt, Karen Dyer ,  Teri Malo, Lianne Estefan,  Hollie Fuhrmann,  Hannah Helmy, Abraham Salinas, Sarah Smith, Kamilah Thomas, Cheryl Vamos,  Mariana Arevalo

Pictures can be viewed below: (Click on the thumbnail photo to view full-size image)

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