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Health Sciences and Human Services hosts Student Research Day
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Posted: 04/16/2009
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Undergraduate and graduate students from the UTPA College of Health Sciences and Human Services (COHSHS) had the opportunity to showcase their research topics and posters during the college's third annual Student Research Day Thursday, April 16 at the University Library Lobby. More than 20 research posters were displayed during the event, which was coordinated and judged by the COHSHS Faculty Research Committee. The committee also chose six winners overall in both undergraduate and graduate categories. First place winners received Dell laptop computers, second place won Ipods, and third place recipients took home digital cameras. Pictured left to right are Dr. Wendy Lawrence-Fowler, vice provost for Research and Sponsored Projects; Monica J. Fredensberg, a dietetics major and third place undergraduate winner for her poster "Are Future Rio Grande Valley Health Professionals Clued Up About Neural Tube Defects and the Role of Folate?"; Erica Pedraza and Lizette Guzman, both rehabilitation majors and first place undergraduate winners, "POWER: People on Wheels Encouraging Responsibility"; Dr. Bruce Reed, COHSHS dean; Cynthia Ponce and Lucia Hays, both occupational therapy graduate students and first place winners, "Quality of Life Improvement for Hearing Aid Users Over 50"; Cheryl Whitten, rehabilitation major and third place graduate winner, "Morbid Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Implications for Rehab Professionals"; and Dr. Paul Sale, provost/vice president for Academic Affairs. Not pictured are second place graduate winner Sheba Ann George of the Master of Science in Nursing Program for the poster titled "The Relationship Between Spirituality and Depression in End Stage Renal Disease Patients" and second place undergraduate winners Diana Bernal, Dianne Acosta and Elvia S. Prieto, all rehabilitation majors, for their poster "Living with Kniest Syndrome."