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Class of 2015 Students Present Public Health Projects at American Public Health Association Meeting

Students Eric Chang and Kris Azevedo
Students Eric Chang and Kris Azevedo

Seven University of Vermont College of Medicine Class of 2015 Public Health Projects were accepted for presentation at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 141st Annual Meeting & Exposition held November 2 to 6, 2013 in Boston, Mass. Two were accepted in the Student Poster Award Showcase category.

UVM College of Medicine Associate Dean for Public Health Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., attended the meeting with several students from the Class of 2015.

 Student presenters, poster presentation titles and affiliated agencies included:

Jessica Faraci, Elizabeth Landell, Marisa Liu: Promoting screening of cognitive impairment and dementia in Vermont: A proposal for ongoing continuing medical education (CME) (Alzheimer’s Association)

Tyler Lemay: Smoke-free policy in Vermont public housing authorities (American Lung Association)

Bruno Cardoso: Screening for food insecurity in primary care (Hunger Free Vermont)

Kyung (Eric) Min, Vishal Shah: Pilot study of the effects of tai chi on elderly fall risks (Living Well Vermont)

Shannon Blaney, M.P.H.: Analysis of learning outcomes in lgbtq+ medical school curriculum (Outright Vermont)

Kristopher Azevedo, Eric Chang: Assessing attitudes towards tobacco advertising in Winooski, VT (Winooski Coalition for a Safe and Peaceful Community)

Ethan Leveilee: Heat vs. health: Wood smoke in Vermont

The APHA Annual Meeting – the prominent event for learning and networking within the public health field – featured more than 1,000 cutting edge scientific sessions, 700 booths of information and state-of-the-art public health products and services, and hundreds of social events.