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Graduate Research Appreciation Day (GRAD) 2017 Winners

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As a part of Graduate Student Appreciation Week, the Graduate Student Government (GSG) hosted the annual Graduate Research Appreciation Day (GRAD) on April 5, 2017. Graduate students from all programs and disciplines across campus presented their research and work. Below are the GRAD 2017 winners from the School of Public Health, who were selected as the best presentations from their respective subject-themed oral, poster, and elevator-speech presentation sessions.  

GRAD 2017 Winners by Category:

ORAL I Culture A Session

  • FIRST PLACE- Julie Brice, KNES, The Influence of US Women's National Soccer on the Formation of The White Woman Millennial's Subjectivity

ORAL I Health Session

  • FIRST PLACE- Zahra Saboori, BCH, An Assessment of Attitudes and Beliefs Towards Community Health Worker Intervention Models at a Rural Health Clinic in Southern Maryland
  • SECOND PLACE- Hannah Allen, BCH, Anxiety, Depression, and Substance Use Among Graduate Students

ORAL III Health A Session

  • FIRST PLACE- Anthony Kondracki, FMSC, Comparing differential effects of the association of preterm birth with intensity and timing of maternal smoking by trimester to identify a critical risk window: Is there a reduced association in all three trimester smokers?

ORAL III Health C Session

  • SECOND PLACE- Mary Jung, EPIB, Randomized controlled trial to increase quality of life and reduce perceived stress among Korean American breast cancer survivors


  • SECOND PLACE- Neha Trivedi, BCH, Community-Based Participatory Research in Prince George’s County Health Enterprise Zone (HEZ): Creation of Health Literacy Resource Guide Mobile App

POSTER/ARTWORK II Society Culture Session

  • SECOND PLACE- Kecia L. Ellick, FMSC, Teen Mothers’ Parenting Stress, Parenting Self-Efficacy, and Child Behavior


  • FIRST PLACE- Ana P. Valencia, KNES, Both fatty infiltration and atrophy account for supraspinatus weakness after rotator cuff tear
  • SECOND PLACE- Deirdre Quinn, FMSC, The Changing Role of Social Support in Teen Mothers' Ongoing Contraceptive Use


  • FIRST PLACE- Rianna Murray, MIAEH, Surviving Ebola in Sierra Leone: A community’s experience during and after the epidemic - A qualitative study

ELEVATOR II Society and Culture Session

  • SECOND PLACE- Abigail Bickford, BCH, #BlackLivesMatter: Investigating a Social Movement Through Social Media
  • Categories
  • Students
  • Departments
  • Department of Behavioral and Community Health
  • Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
  • Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Department of Family Science
  • Department of Kinesiology