SRPH Students Participate in Poster Symposium Contest

April 13, 2011

left to right are Dean Craig Blakely, Ph.D., M.P.H., Kristen Miller, and Associate Dean of Research Jean Brender, Ph.D., R.N.

In honor of National Public Health Week, Texas A&M Health Science Center (HSC) School of Rural Public Health students participated in the sixth annual research poster symposium and student poster contest.

Posters were judged Monday, April 4 and the winners are as follows: First place, Kristen Miller, “Associations between Surgeon Self-reported Injury/Illness and Surgeon Perception as an Outcome of Performing Laparoscopic Surgery” (co-authors: Mark Benden, Adam Pickens, Eva Shipp, and Qi Zheng); Second place, Valerie Mattice, “Associations between Parity and Adverse Birth Outcomes “ (co-authors: Jemima John and Lesley Salge); and Third place, Megan Morales, “Dynamic Classroom Environment: Reducing Childhood Obesity” (co-authors: Parker Jones and Lexi Mancuso).   Miller and Morales are in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the HSC-School of Rural Public Health.  Mattice is in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
The winners have been invited by the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health to submit abstracts for the 13th annual Student Poster Session through the Academic Public Health Caucus during the next American Public Health Association meeting, October 29 through Nov 2, 2011 in Washington, D.C.

Please see our Facebook page to view more photos of the symposium winners.

— Rae Lynn Mitchell