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Dean's Day

annual student poster competition

During Dean's Day—Pitt Public Health's annual student research competition since 1999—students present their research during multiple poster sessions. Faculty members judge presentations for prizes, students evaluate posters for Grand Rounds credit, and the Pitt Public Health community learns about our students' research. After the poster sessions scores are tabulated, Dean Burke invites the winners to give oral presentations of their work during an awards ceremony. 

To compete, students must prepare and submit an abstract. All students who submit abstracts give poster presentations. All currently matriculated Pitt Public Health students are eligible to compete, with the exception of the previous year’s first place master's and doctoral winners.

Minimize 2018 DEAN'S DAY WINNERS

Pitt Public Health's 20th annual Dean's Day Student Research Competition winners were announced during an Oral Presentations and Awards Ceremony on April 17, 2018.


SCHOOL-WIDE AWARDS

Dean's Day first place, master's: Vatsala Rangachar Srinivasa, IDM 
Dean's Day second place, master's: Kelsea Lasorda, EPI 
Dean's Day third place, master's: Hannah Bitzer, BCHS

Dean's Day first place, doctoral: Celeste Shelton, HUGEN 
Dean's Day second place, doctoral: Cristian Chandler, BCHS 
Dean’s Day third place, doctoral: Candice Biernesser, BCHS 

Delta Omega Poster Award for the best poster, as judged by the Omicron chapter of Delta Omega, with the opportunity to compete nationally for a chance to present the poster at the APHA annual meeting goes to Amrita Sahu, EOH.

Rosenkranz Award for the project judged to be the most significant contribution to the public health field to Emmett Henderson, BCHS.

The Catherine Cartier-Ulrich Memorial Award for Service to the Underserved: 
Emma Gossard, MPH student in BCHS
Lycia Tramujas Vasconcellos Neumann, PhD student in BCHS

The Center for Public Health Practice Award for Translation and Application of Research to Public Health Policy and Practice:
Yuae Park, PhD in BCHS.


DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS

BCHS Department Award, master's categoryWilliam Louth-Marquez, MPH student 
BCHS Department Award, doctoral category:  Lycia Tramujas Vasconcellos Neumann, PhD student

BIOST Department Award:  Joanne Beer, PhD student

EOH Keleti Award for excellence in environmental health: Rahel Birru, PhD student 

EPIDEM Department Award, master’s category:  Kathleen Maksimowcz-McKinnon, MPH student 
EPIDEM Department Award, doctoral category:  Christian Garcia, PhD student

HPM Department Awards, master's category:  Nina Yacovoni, MPH student 
HPM Department Awards, doctoral categoryRaymond Van Cleve, PhD student

HUGEN Department Awards, master's category:  Megan Hager, MS student 

HUGEN Department Awards, doctoral category:  Teresa Capasso, PhD student

IDM Department Awards, MPH categoryKelsey Messerschmidt, MPH student

IDM Department Awards, MS category: 
Bethany Flage and Roberta Mettus, MS students

IDM Department Awards, PhD category: Renee Anderko, PhD student


 8TH ANNUAL HEALTH DISPARITIES POSTER COMPETITION

Master's Level - John Wright Cordier, HPM student

Doctoral Level - Cristian Chandler, BCHS student


2018 Dean's Day poster abstracts and session assignments


Past Winners

View all of the the past Dean's Day award winners.

Questions?

Check out the Dean's Day FAQs.

This event is eligible for Public Health Grand Rounds credit(s). For details visit www.publichealth.pitt.edu/grand-rounds.

School-Level Awards

Doctoral Level
First Place - $500 | Second Place - $400 | Third Place - $300

Master's Level
First Place - $500 | Second Place - $400 | Third Place - $300

Specialized Awards
Herbert Rosenkranz Prize - $500
Delta Omega Poster Award - $300
Center for Public Health Practice Translation and Application of Research to Public Health Policy and Practice Award - $250
Catherine Cartier-Ulrich Memorial Award for Service to the Underserved - $500

*Students are eligible to win a doctor or master's level award and a specialized award. 
All awards are directly deposited into students' University financial accounts. Should there be a $0 balance on the account, the student will receive a refund for the full amount of the award. 

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