December 3, 2013

SPH doctoral students Sue Lin and Shikha Prashad were two of 10 poster winners at the university's Bioscience Day on Nov. 19.

Lin, a PhD candidate in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, won for her poster, "Children with Developmental Disabilities and Parental Health and Well-Being." Lin co-authored the study, which examines the relationship between having a child with developmental disabilities and self-reported parental health. The findings demonstrate significant disparities between parents with developmentally disabled children and those without.

Prashad, a doctoral student in the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science program, won for his poster, "The Importance of Sequence Structure in Motor Sequence Learning." The study, which Prashad co-authored, examined implicit motor sequence learning and found that performance patterns depend on the transitional properties of the Markov chain used to generate the probabilistic sequences.

The poster session featured participants from 14 fields and ran as part of the Bioscience Day events, which included research talks, presentations, and demonstrations by university scientists.

To read more about Lin's project, click here. For more information on Prashad's project, click here.

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UMD Bioscience Day
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