Every year at Dean's Day two school-level special awards are given. First, the Delta Omega, the national public health honorary society, annually sponsors a national student poster competition. Each school of public health is eligible to submit entries and a total of twenty are selected for presentation and awards at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association. The Omicron chapter of Delta Omega here at Pitt Public Health conducts an internal competition to select our entry. The winner of the local competition will receive a monetary award, and if selected for the national award in November, will receive an additional award and a free APHA membership. All of the Dean’s Day posters were considered for the award.
The 2018 Delta Omega award went to Amrita Sahu (EOH '19) for the presentation Klotho supplementation enhanced aged skeletal muscle vitality.
The Herbert Rosenkranz Prize is named after the (interim) dean of Pitt Public Health who established this competition twenty years ago. In honor of his dedication to improving student research, this prize recognizes creative contribution to public health research, practice or education and is annually awarded to the project judged to have the most significant contribution to the Public Health field.
Emmett Henderson (BCHS '21) won this year's award for the poster titled Rural/Urban Differences in HIV testing among US Adults: Findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
Dean's Day is an annual student research competition. Students present their research during multiple poster sessions while faculty members judge presentations for prizes and students evaluate posters for Grand Rounds credit. The Dean invites selected presenters to give oral presentations of their work during the awards ceremony.
Visit publichealth.pitt.edu/deansday to learn more about the competition and see a full list of winners.