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Population Health Sciences Students Earn American Public Health Association Awards

Two doctoral candidates in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health recently received awards from the American Public Health Association (APHA).


Erika R. Cheng was selected to receive a scholarship award from the Disability Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) to attend the 2012 APHA Annual Meeting from October 27-31, 2012 in San Francisco.


These awards are granted by the American Public Health Association to graduate students focusing their studies on disability and health. This year's APHA Annual Meeting theme, "Prevention and Wellness Across the Lifespan," presents an opportunity to discuss the impact that prevention and wellness have on physical and mental health at all ages.


As a scholarship recipient, Cheng will have the opportunity to learn and to discuss critical issues regarding public health and disability with prominent researchers in the field.


Lauren E. Wisk has been selected as an American Public Health Association (APHA) Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Section Outstanding Student Author for 2012. The review committee was impressed with Wisk's abstract, entitled "Receipt of and Barriers to Guideline Appropriate Influenza Vaccinations among Pregnant Women in the US," and her research contribution to maternal and child health.


The overall goal of the Student Leadership Programs (student authors and students fellows) of the Maternal and Child Health Section is to foster the development of leaders in science, practice and policy related to the health of women, children and their families. In particular, the Outstanding Student Authors program is designed to promote and advance research related to MCH populations and to provide an opportunity for the Maternal and Child Health Section to recognize the exemplary research of students.


The program is co-sponsored by the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child health (ATMCH). Wisk will present her work at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting session 3154, the Greg Alexander Outstanding Student Paper Session, on October 29 from 10:30am to noon. She will receive a certificate during the Martha May Eliot Luncheon, held on October 29 from 12:30 to 2:30pm, to acknowledge her accomplishments.

Date Published: 10/01/2012

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