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Student & Alumni Achievements

Florida Doctoral Student Receives Student Incentive Award

Ms. Jessie King, a public health doctoral student in the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions’ department of behavioral science and community health, received a Student Incentive Award from the American Public Health Association Disability Section Executive Committee. The award is given in recognition of her research abstract submitted for the 2014 APHA annual meeting, which was rated by external reviewers as one of the top three student proposals submitted.

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[Photo: Ms. Jessie King]

Ms. King’s abstract, “Evaluation of a Newly Developed Tobacco Cessation Program for People with Disabilities”, is a process evaluation of the Living Independent From Tobacco program developed as part of a grant under the direction of Dr. Jamie Pomeranz, an associate professor in the department of behavioral science and community health. Ms. King received a monetary award and will be recognized at the section’s annual business meeting and awards ceremony during the conference.