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Health disparities and social justice poster competition winners announced

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The winners of this year’s Schools of the Health Sciences Health Disparities and Social Justice Poster Competition include Emily Underwood and Alex Fixler (doctoral category, School of Social Work); Michelle Nguyen (master’s category, School of Public Health); Lindsey Kampas (first professional category, School of Pharmacy); and Tyia Wilson (postdoctoral fellow category, School of Medicine).

Faculty members reviewed abstracts of research conducted by graduate and professional students throughout the health sciences, as well as from the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology, the School of Education and the School of Social Work in one of four training/education categories — doctoral, master’s, first professional and postdoctoral fellow. Students whose abstracts were approved to move forward were invited to submit posters into the competition. Faculty members then judged the posters and winners were awarded cash prizes.

Started in 2010, the poster competition gives student researchers an opportunity to present their health disparities-based scholarship and community engagement and to expand their professional skill set. Students showcase their work in health disparities that are based on race or ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age and other parameters.