ICHP 2018 Research Day Student Winners Announced

ICHP’s annual Research Day promotes education within the Institute for Child Health Policy (ICHP) and facilitates collaboration and mentoring with researchers throughout UF. The 2018 student award winners for best presentation reflect the rich diversity of research topics and the breadth of campus collaborations represented at ICHP:

Sarah Chavez, a Ph.D. candidate in UF’s Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics (HOBI), presented “A Review of Performance Measures and Interventions for Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents. Chavez’ mentors were Gina Eubanks, assistant director of research administration in HOBI, and Betsy Shenkman, Ph.D., chair of HOBI and director of ICHP.

Serena Martin, a medical student in the Department of Pediatrics, presented “Healthy Start Prenatal Risk Screening Among Women with Adverse Perinatal Outcomes: A Mental Health Perspective.” Martin’s faculty advisors were Melissa Bright, Ph.D., at the Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies and the UF Department of Pediatrics, Lindsay Thompson, M.D., M.S., associate professor in the UF Department of Pediatrics and assistant director of research at ICHP, and Diana Montoya-Williams, M.D., a fellow in the UF Department of Pediatrics.

Michael Schmoll Massari, a medical student in the College of Medicine, presented “Clinical Outcomes of Children with Sickle Cell Disease Hospitalized for Fever.” Massari’s faculty advisor was Vandy Black, M.D., MSc, clinical assistant professor of pediatric hematology/oncology at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.