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College of Public Health Participation in ResearchOne Week
October 2010

COPH Student presenters at the Graduate Student Research Symposium (October 14, 2010)

More than 25 COPH students and faculty shared their excellent research posters during Research One Week 2010! Congratulations to Lindsay Morton who received a Research Excellence Award for her poster presentation, "Breaking the ice: Searching for new antimalarial compounds in Antarctic and other microbes”.

Christine Ancheta, MPH student (EPI/GH)
“Evaluation of an innocuous formulation as a virucidal agent”

Angela DiMaggio, MPH student (CFH)
“Cervical Cancer in the Developing World”

Elizabeth Helfert, MPH student (GH)
“More than Sticks and Stones: Participatory Mapping to Evaluate the Nutritional Environment in Rural Swaziland”

Steven Maher, PhD student (GH)
“A Microfluidic Device for Live Subcellular Imaging of Plasmodium Liver Invasion and Development”

Brian Martens, MPH student (GH)
“Validation of P. falciparum Drug Targets by Large -Scale piggyBac Mutant Screen”

Christen Mayer, MPH student (GH)
“UV-C Energy and the Reduction of Microorganisms after Routine Cleaning and Disinfection”

Kara McGinnis, MPH student (CFH) and MA student (Anthropology) and Bernice Lopez MPH student (GH) and PhD student (Anthropology)
“Women’s Decision-Making: Provider and Birth Facility Choices in the Tampa Bay Area”

Shaista Habibullah, PhD student (CFH) and Melissa C Mercado Crespo, PhD student (CFH)
“Competency Based PhD Public Health Curriculum: An Exploratory Study”

Lindsay Morton, MPH student (EPI/GH)
“Breaking the ice: Searching for new antimalarial compounds in Antarctic and other microbes” (* Received award)

Venugopal Muniswamy, MPH student (GH) and Nathan Hurtz, MPH student (EPI, GH)
“HIV prevalence among clients of female sex workers”

Jaime Myers, PhD student (CFH)
“Why do women get tested for sexually transmitted diseases?: Evidence from Add Health”

Jennifer Peregoy, MPH student (EPI/GH)
“Risk factors for Child Malnutrition in Peri-Rural Swaziland: A Cross-Sectional Analysis”

David Tilley, PhD student (CFH)
“Do CDC-backed evidence-based behavioral HIV interventions address syndemic theory in urban men who have sex with men (MSM)? Analysis from a sample of 10 community HIV prevention plans”

Congratulations to Lindsay Morton who received a $250 Research Excellence Award for her presentation!

COPH student and faculty presenters at the USF Global Research Poster Session (October 15, 2010)

Eunae Cho, PhD student (Sunshine ERC -OHP Program)
“A Cross National Comparative Study of Work and Family Conflict"

Samantha Jones Barnes, MSPH Student (EPI)
“Characterization of P. vivax DBP variants in Pursat, Cambodia”

Ya Wang, MPH student (EPI) and Yialang Zhu , PhD. (EPI)
"Smoking and Antismoking campaign among Beijing students"

Karen Perrin, PhD (CFH faculty), Rajal Thaker, MD, Ellen Daley, PhD, MPH (CFH faculty) Cheryl A. Vamos, PhD, MPH (CFH faculty) and Pankaj Patel, MS
"HPV knowledge and behavioral intention among undergraduate health science students at an Indian University: influence of future health care professionals"

Xiaosu Lu, PhD student (EPI) and Yiliang Zhu, Ph.D. (EPI faculty)
"Cox regression analysis of HAART First Line Length in Newly Infected patients"

Helen Georgiev (recent MPH graduate) (EPI) and Aurora Sanchez- Anguino, MD, PhD (EPI faculty)
"Factors associated with sexual behavior among adolescents in Malawi"

Christen Mayer, MPH student (GH), Shamala Devi, PhD (University Malaya), Azliyati Azizan, Ph.D. (GH faculty) Benjamin Klekamp, MPH student (GH)
"Immunological & genetic profiles in the progression to dengue diseases"

Photo Gallery

Click on each photo to see enlarged image or view them in a poster format located Here (PDF)

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ChristenMayer1 ChristenMayer2 ChristineDrVanOlphen DavidTilley
ElizabethHelfert Eunae Habibullah&MercadoCrespo Habibullah&MercadoCrespob
JaimeMyers Jen&faculty JenPeregoy lindsay1
LindsayDrLiller lindsayposter LopezMcGinnis Martens
MuniswamyandHurtz Peregoy pollenzHaleMilhous Samantha
SMaher Smaher2