Not all students have the honor of competing in research forums, which makes being selected to participate an achievement in and of itself.
In March, three of the college’s doctoral students placed in the top three in their respective categories at the Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum.
Brittany Keller-Hamilton (epidemiology) placed second for her research on the effects of outdoor tobacco advertising on young males; Seungjen Lee (environmental health sciences) placed second with his research on microcystin accumulation in vegetables; and Igor Mrdjen (environmental health sciences) placed third for his research on cyanotoxins.
At the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum in April, 27 CPH students competed with research ranging from governmental responses to the HIV epidemic to mental illnesses in Tanzania.
Leah Sadinski, a fourth-year undergraduate student of public health sociology, won first place in the "Solving Complex Population Health Issues" award category for her research on sexually transmitted infections on college campuses. Mikafui Dzotsi, a fourth-year undergraduate student of public health sociology, was awarded first place in the “Science for the Public Good” category for her research on meningococcal disease on college campuses.