University of South Florida College of Public Health doctoral students Ms. Rema Ramakrishnan and Dr. Amruta Mhashilkar were chosen to share their posters during the Delta Omega Student Poster Session at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association October 31 – November 4 in Chicago, IL.
Only 19 students from schools and programs of public health across the country were selected to present their research during this special poster session.
Delta Omega is an honor society for graduate students in public health. It was founded at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in 1924. The COPH is one of the group’s 68 chapters.
“This presentation enabled me to convey my research on a large scale, test my skills as a presenter, and also helped expose me to experts, particularly in the field of maternal and child health,” said Ramakrishnan, who will be obtaining her PhD in epidemiology in 2017.
Her poster, “The association between maternal perception of obstetric and pediatric care providers’ attitudes and exclusive breastfeeding outcomes,” analyzed the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and its association with continued breastfeeding among infants.