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Pittsburgh Marks National Public Health Week with 20th Annual Student Research Competition

Pitt Public Health’s observances of National Public Health Week, April 2-8, 2018, are planned to focus on the school’s twentieth annual Dean’s Day Student Research Competition, beginning on Thursday, April 5.

During the competition, 80-100 participating students present their research each year during multiple poster sessions. Faculty members and alumni judge presentations for prizes, students evaluate posters for Grand Rounds credit, and the Pitt Public Health community learns about our students’ research work. Begun in 1997 under former dean Herbert Rosencranz, this competitive research competition is now in its 20th year. After the poster sessions scores are tabulated, the winners to give oral presentations of their work during an awards ceremony.

“Pitt Public Health joins APHA in observing National Public Health Week 2018 and the growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation,” observes Dr. Donald S. Burke, dean, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.  “We’re celebrating the power of prevention, advocating for healthy and fair policies, sharing strategies for successful partnerships and championing the role of a strong public health system. As always I’m looking forward to seeing the outstanding research work of our master’s and doctoral students.”

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