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Student & Alumni Achievements

BU Student Paper Earns Top Prize at APHA

A research paper co-authored by a team of Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) students and recent alumnae won the Maternal and Child Health Section Outstanding Student Author Award at this year’s APHA conference.

Ms. Brianna Sullivan, Ms. Emily Lopez, Ms. Alicia Ridenour, Ms. Natalia Schiller, and Ms. Teslote Tadesse won first place for their work, “Challenges in homeless health care: Improving reproductive health services for homeless women.” It was one of five outstanding student papers selected by the APHA’s Maternal and Child Health Section for presentation at the conference, and was chosen as the top paper by a panel of judges.

The paper grew out of work the students conducted while enrolled in an upper level maternal and child health course – MC802 (Implementing Community Health Initiatives: A Field-based Course in Leadership and Consultation) — co-taught by Dr. Lois McCloskey, an associate professor of community health sciences, and Dr. Joan Bragar, a clinical associate professor of community health sciences.

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