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Dornsife Students, Alumnus Win Research and Training Awards

Disparities in Obtaining Driver's Licenses, Health Risks among Nuclear Plant Workers and New Approaches to Assessing Risk for HIV

April 22, 2016

Epidemiology Master’s Student receives award to present at Highway Safety Conference

Meghan Kirk, MS Epidemiology ’16, won an award from the Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities to attend their April meeting in Long Beach, CA, and present her poster, “Racial and ethnic differences in licensing and police-reported crashes among adolescents and young adults.” Kirk is conducting this project in partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Society of Women Environmental Professionals Awards Scholarship to MPH Student

Kathryn McNamara, MPH '17, received a 2015-2016 Graduate Student Scholarship from the Society of Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP) at the Green Smarts Party in Philadelphia on April 20. Her research is examining radiation doses received by local nuclear power plant workers in an attempt to better understand their attendant health risks. She also supports the Drexel Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication as graduate research assistant.

Epidemiology Doctoral Alumnus Wins Tyroler Student Prize Paper Award from Epidemiology Congress of the Americas

The 2016 Tyroler Student Prize Paper Award from the Epidemiology Congress of the Americas Award Committee has been awarded to Dornsife School of Public Health Epidemiology alumnus Neal Goldstein,PhD ’15. His paper, “The racial disparity conundrum of HIV risk among men who have sex with men: Bayesian approaches for correcting estimates of risk”, will be presented at the Epidemiology Congress of the Americas meeting to be held in Miami this June. The meeting is held only once every five years and is the primary gathering for around 1,700 of the top researchers, educators and policy makers in the epidemiology.

An article related to this research method was published in the September issue of Epidemiology.