Delta Omega sponsored the 16th Annual Student Poster Session Contest through the Academic Public Health Caucus to be held during the 142st APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition November 2-4, 2013 in Boston, MA. To date, APHA has awarded nineteen slots for the Delta Omega poster session this year. Delta Omega National Office will award the selected students with a $350.00 cash prize during the Delta Omega Annual Meeting of the National Council (4:00 - 5:30pm on Monday, November 4, 2013). Chapters were encouraged to collaborate with their schools and programs of public health to supplement the Delta Omega prizes (e.g. by matching funds, providing travel scholarship, etc.).
The 2013 poster session will showcase the excellent scholarship and research of students in accredited schools and programs of public health. This opportunity was created by Delta Omega to encourage and recognize the public health leaders of tomorrow. The students selected to present at the 2013 Poster Session, listed below, are:
||"Chronic kidney disease and differential health outcomes among men and women in northwest Nicaragua"
Tiziana Lemma, PhD - Mount Sinai School of Medicine Master of Public Health Program (Beta Omicron)
||"Design of a genotyping assay for identifying and monitoring HIV-2 drug resistance"
Michael Carroll - University at Albany SUNY School of Public Health (Alpha Gamma)
||"Which hand hygiene protocols are effective for the removal of staphylococcus aureus on healthcare staff's hands?"
Angela Chow, MBBS, MPH, MS - UCLA School of Public Health (Iota)
||"A health systems approach to systematic identification and referral of patients at-risk for diabetes"
Adam Baus, MA, MPH - West Virginia University School of Public Health (Gamma MU)
||"Assessment of the prevalence of schistosomiasis among school-aged children in rural Tanzania"
Talia Savic - University of Connecticut Master of Public Health Program (Beta Rho)
||"Perceived social, environmental, and policy determinants of physical activity in rural midwestern adults"
Matthew Chrisman, MS - University of Iowa College of Public Health (Alpha Phi)
||"Sex related differences in cigarette smoking nondisclosure and serum cotinine levels"
Niel Dalal, MBBS, MPH - Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health (Alpha Tau)
||"Factors associated with self-reported barriers to colonoscopy among low-income/under-served patients in a family medicine setting"
Chinedum Ojinnaka, MBBS - Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health (Alpha Tau)
||"Women's autonomy and the influence on female genital cutting in Eritrea"
Ghenet Besera, BS - George Washington University School of Public Health & Health Services (Omega)
||"Effect of coffee consumption on all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality"
Junxiu Liu - University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health (Mu)
||"Urine tcpy as a biomarker of occupational exposure to chlorpyrifos"
Christine Pittman - SUNY University at Albany School of Public Health (Alpha Gamma)
||"Understanding parents' motivation to communicate with their first-year college student about alcohol: A modification and extension of the theory of normative social behavior"
Erica L. Spies, MS - University of Iowa College of Public Health (Alpha Phi)
||"Assessment of knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors following a pesticide education intervention in Webb County, Texas"
Jennifer Ross, M.S. - Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health (Alpha Tau)
||"Risk factors for escherichia coli growth in preprocessing cultures of musculoskeletal allograft tissue"
Margo Klar, MPH - University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions (Beta Upsilon)
||"Rapid, at-home HIV testing: Contributing to riskier sexual behavior among men who have sex with men (MSM)"
Matthew Weissman - UCLA School of Public Health (Iota)
||"A survey of dentists' attitudes and knowledge of treating scleroderma patients: Discovery of an access to care issue"
David Leader, DMD - Tufts University School of Medicine Graduate Programs in Public Health (Alpha Rho)
||"Spousal violence and terminated pregnancy among married Nigerian women"
Korede Adegoke, MBBS, MPH - University of South Florida College of Public Health (Tau)
||"Diabetes and dementia: The concept of attributable risk in the Honolulu heart program/Honolulu-Asia aging study"
Vanessa Cunanan, MPH - University of Hawaii Office of Public Health Studies (Gamma)
||"Immunological risk factors for HIV acquisition and transmission in post-menopausal women"
Josie Mae Delisle - The George Washington University School of Public Health & Health Services (Omega)