University of Nebraska Medical Center

Student Research Conference 2011

Congratulations to our students for their successful poster presentations in the 3rd Annual UNMC College of Public Health Student Research Day! We are proud of our students’ accomplishments and grateful for their participation in this important scholarly event.

The following students participated in the event:

MPH Students

Aja Kneip Pelster
(winning poster)
Sexual Identity Disclosure and the Potential for Increasing HIV and STI Testing Rates
Jessica Chavez
Being “Out” in the Midwest: A Social Determinant for Improved HIV Knowledge and Testing
Chun-Kai Huang
Reduced Visual Input Affects Gait Characteristics During Treadmill Walking in a Virtual Environment 
 Jagar Jasem
Epidemiological Analysis of Measles and Evaluation of Surveillance System Performance in Iraq: 2005-2010
Michele Kassmeier
Home Health Agency Preparedness
Elizabeth Kix
Identifying Relevant Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease: A Case Study
Molly McCarthy
Self-Acceptance and the Mental and Physical Health of LGBT Midlanders
Lisa Weissenburger-Moser
An Epidemiology Study to Examine the Effectiveness of ITN, IRS, and Anti-Malarial Drugs – in West-African Countries
Chad Wetzel
Demographic Analysis of the Results of Adult Vision Screening in Omaha, Nebraska


PhD Students

Bettye Apenteng
(winning poster)
Receipt of Earmarked Public Funding and the Provision of Charity Care in Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities
Susan Bockrath
Health Literacy and Adult English Instruction: Students and Instructors on a Continuum
Diane Ehlers
Is School Community Readiness Related to Physical Activity Before and After the ‘Ready for Recess’ Intervention?
Ashley Jessick
The Role of Fasting on the Expression of Estrogen-Responsive Genes in an Environmental Sentinel, the Fathead Minnow (Pimephales promelas)
Mariya Liyasova
Blood Test for Toxins in Jet Airplane: Mass Spectrometry to Identify Exposure to Tricresyl Phosphate
Andrea Mulvenon
Evaluation of Isoflurane Exposure While Performing Laboratory Research Procedures
Anh Nguyen (on right)
Creating Patient-Centered Medical Homes for Rural Veterans
Raees Shaikh 
Correlates of the Use of New Tobacco Products Claimed to Have Fewer Harmful Chemicals: Results from the 2006-2007 Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey
Teresa Smith
(1) Measures of Psychosocial Correlates of Physical Activity in Adolescents: A Systematic Review
(2) Psychosocial Correlates of Physical Activity in Adolescents
Irene Suh
Electromyographic Correlates of Learning during Robotic Training in Virtual Reality

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