2020 ICHP-Pediatrics Research Day Student Award Winners Announced

Published: March 10th, 2020

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Student winners at 2020 ICHP-Peds Rsearch Day

2020 ICPH-Pediatrics Research Day Awards: (from left) Matthew Gurka, Ph.D., associate director of ICHP; student awardees Boya Lin, Jackson Diller and Marina Magalhaes; Lindsay Thompson, M.D., ICHP assistant director of clinical research; and 2020 keynote speaker Lynn Singer, Ph.D.

Each year, ICHP faculty members present three $500 professional development awards to students with the strongest presentations at the annual ICHP-Pediatrics Research Day. This year’s winners were:

Jackson Dillard, an undergraduate student who works with faculty mentor Michelle Cardel, Ph.D., R.D., in the UF College of Medicine’s department of health outcomes and biomedical informatics. Dillard presented “Perceived Barriers and Facilitators to Weight Loss and Healthy Living Among Adolescents with Overweight and Obesity: A Qualitative Study.”

Marina Magalhaes, a nursing student who works with faculty mentor Leslie Parker, Ph.D., APRN, associate professor in the UF College of Nursing’s department of biobehavioral nursing science. Magalhaes presented “Effect of Pasteurized Human Donor Milk on Intestinal Inflammation in Very Low Birth Weight Preterm Infants.”

Boya Lin, a graduate student who works with faculty mentor Matthew Gurka, Ph.D., in the UF College of Medicine’s department of health outcomes and biomedical informatics. Lin presented “Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Opioid Prescription, Opioid-Related Death in Florida.”

Congratulations!