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Students, Faculty and Alumni Recognized at APHA Annual Meeting

Armando De Alba Rosales, MD, MPH (left)

COPH Notable Mentions – At this year’s APHA Annual Meeting in Chicago there were 69 presentations featuring research and practice taking place in Nebraska, with almost all of these presentations having a connection to UNMC COPH. We are extremely proud of all of our students, faculty, alumni and partners who shared their work via these poster and oral presentations! The following COPH Students and Faculty were award recipients. Congratulations to each of you!

Armando De Alba RosalesMPH Alumni and Faculty in Health Promotion Social and Behavioral Health Sciences Department (Shown in picture above (left) receiving his award for the section chair)
Title of the recognition: “For excellent Service to the Section as Awards Committee Co-chair”
Organization: APHA-Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section
Description: For dedication and contribution to the APHA.

Yang Wang, PhD Student Health Services Research and Administration
Title of Award: Excellence in Disability and Public Health Research
Organization: APHA Disability Section

Niodita Gupta, PhD Student in Health Services and Administration
Title of Award: Student Presentation Award 2015
Organization: Medical Care section APHA
Description: Award received for roundtable presentation of the paper “Patient-Provider Communication about Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing and Prostate Cancer Treatment: Evidence from Health Information National Trends Survey
Authors: Niodita Gupta, MD, MPH, Soumitra Sudip Bhuyan, PhD, MPH, Aastha Chandak, BTech, Sudhir Isharwal, MD and Chad LaGrange, MD

Fang Qiu, PhD Student in Biostatistics
Title of Award: Applied Public Health Statistics Student Research Competition
Organization: Applied Public Health Statistics Section
Description: Fang Qiu was one of three finalists for the 2015 Applied Public Health Statistics Student Research Competition.

Jocelyn HersteinMPH Student in Environmental and Occupational Health
Title of Award: Delta Omega Poster Session and Award
Organization: Delta Omega
Description: Two students from each Delta Omega chapter were allowed to be nominated to send abstracts for the Delta Omega Poster Session at APHA. Nineteen students were selected overall to present at APHA and received a cash prize during the Delta Omega Annual Meeting of the National Council.

Katelyn JeldenMPH student in Environmental and Occupational
Title of Award: Leadership Challenge Annual Meeting Scholarship
Organization: American Public Health Association
Description: The APHA scholarship awardee is designated as a Campus Liaison for the APHA Student Assembly.

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