Eight HHD students receive Graduate Exhibition honors

May 14, 2007

Eight students in the College of Health and Human Development received honors at the 2007 Graduate Exhibition in March. The exhibition provides graduate students across the University with an opportunity to communicate their research or creative work to a general audience. Students share their research through musical or theatrical performances, exhibits, displays, or posters.

Two students in the College of Health and Human Development received first-place awards in the Health and Life Sciences category: Jodi Stotts, a doctoral candidate in Nutritional Sciences, for her poster entitled, “Eating Competence in College Students Nominates a Non-Dieting Approach to Obesity Prevention,” and Sabrina Sien Man Lee, a doctoral candidate in Kinesiology, for her poster entitled, “In Vivo Measurements of the Inversion-Eversion Moment Arms of Gastrocnemius and Tibialis Anterior.”

Yatin Madhav Kirane, a doctoral candidate in Kinesiology, received second-place honors in the Health and Life Sciences category for his poster entitled, “Mechanics of the Long Flexor Tendon of the Treat Toe and Osteoarthritis.”

In the Social and Behavioral Sciences category, two students received second-place awards: Monika Setia, doctoral candidate in Health Policy and Administration, for her poster entitled, “Impact of Childhood Health and Socioeconomic Status on Long Term Care Utilization in Later Life,” and Brandi Rollins, doctoral candidate in Human Development and Family Studies, for her poster entitled, “Individual Differences in Food Preference and Energy Intake Among Preschool Girls.”

Also in the Social and Behavioral Sciences category, three students received third-place awards: Kathleen Leahy, doctoral candidate in Nutritional Sciences, for her poster entitled, “How do the Characteristics of Food Influence Children’s Energy Intake,” Amy Stott, doctoral candidate in Health Policy and Administration, for her poster entitled, “The Direct Care Workforce Crisis: The Relationship and Use of Management Practices to Reduce Turnover in Long-Term Care in The Better Jobs Better Care Demonstration,” and Jennifer Dinallo, doctoral candidate in Kinesiology, for her poster entitled, “Walking for Health during Pregnancy: Assessment by Indirect Calorimetry and Accelerometry.”

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