(COLLEGE STATION, TX) — In honor of National Public Health Week this week (April 7-13), Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health faculty and students participated in the third annual research poster symposium and student poster contest.

Posters were judged Monday, April 7 at the HSC-SRPH complex, and the winners are as follows: First place, Darcy Moudouni, Department of Health Policy and Management, “Correlates of Fall-Related Mortality in U.S. Elderly”; second place, Steve Griesenbeck, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, “Development of Estimates of Nitrates, Nitrites, and Nitrosamines in Commonly Eaten Foods”; and third place, Dimpy Shah, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, “Hand Problems in Migrant Health Workers.”

The winners have been invited by the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health to submit abstracts for the 11th annual Student Poster Session through the Academic Health Caucus during the next American Public Health Association meeting, Oct. 25-29 in San Diego. Veritas Wine and Bistro, La Riviera Restaurant and Bakery, and PaPa Perez Mexican Cuisine provided gift certificates to the winners.

The Texas A&M Health Science Center provides the state with health education, outreach and research. Its seven colleges located in communities throughout Texas are Baylor College of Dentistry, the College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Institute of Biosciences and Technology, the Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, and the School of Rural Public Health.

— Rae Lynn Mitchell

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