Appalachian Student Research Forum
The College of Public Health had a remarkable showing at the Appalachian Student Research Forum held on March 24, 2011. Students in the College presented a total of 19 posters and two oral presentations. These included (in alphabetical order):
working with Joel Hillhouse and others; David Blackley
and Megan Quinn
working with Bruce Burlington and Toni Bounds; Ralistsa Borisova
working with Bert Lampson; Brandon Farmer
working with Allan Forsman; Yi He
, Phani Veeranki
, and Sumati Dadkar
, working with Hadii Mamudu; Nicole Holt
and others working with Tiejian Wu and others; Tracy Holt
and Meng Liu
working with Xuefeng Liu; Sumati Kadkar
, Phani Veeranki
, and Yi He
working with Hadii Mamudu; Nathan Kahre
working with Chris Pritchett; Meng Liu
working with Xuefeng Liu; Britanny Moore
(Biology), with Effiong Otukonyong; Heath Nier
working with Allan Forsman; Lok Pokhrel
working with Brajesh Dubey; Lok Pokhrel working with Brajesh Dubey (oral presentation); Megan Quinn
and David Blackely
working with Tim Aldrich and Toni Bounds and others; Sucheta Raghavendra
and Phani Veeranki
working with Tim Aldrich; Kasie Richards
working with Deb Slawson, Xuefeng Liu and others; Rupesh Shirore
, William Hudson
, and Mona Olaimi
working with Chul-Young Roh; Rupesh Shirore
working with Tim Aldrich; T.U. Silva
working with Brajesh Dubey; and Phani Veeranki
, Yi He
and Sumati Dadkar
working with Hadii Mamudu (oral presentation).
Congratulations, especially to our three award winners:
Undergraduates: Biomedical Sciences
Second Place: Heath Nier
Faculty Sponsor: Allan Forsman
Title: "The Effects of Spaceflight on Mucin Production in Mouse Uterine Tissue."
Graduate Students, 1-2 Years: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Second Place Group A: Ralitsa Borisova
Faculty Sponsor: Bert Lampson
Title: "Isolation of a Rhodococcus Soil Bacterium that produces a strong antibacterial compound."
Graduate Students, more than 2 years: Arts & Humanities and Social & Behavioral Sciences
First Place: Katie Baker
Faculty Sponsor: Joel Hillhouse
Title: "A dual process model of pathological tanning behavior."
This showing reflects the great work our students are doing and documents our on-going commitment to including students in our research activities. We recently documented that 85 percent of our funded research projects in the College involve students.
Congratulations to all participants-faculty and students.