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Student & Alumni Achievements

Two Oregon Students Earn OPHA “Outstanding Student Poster Awards”

Two Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS) graduate students were recognized for their work in public health at the Oregon Public Health Association’s (OPHA) 70th Annual Conference and Meeting on Oregon State University’s campus in October.

[Photo: Ms. Katie Conte (left) and Ms. Sandi Cleveland]

CPHHS Health Promotion and Health Behavior PhD students Ms. Sandi Cleveland and Ms. Katie Conte both received theOPHA Outstanding Student Poster Award for 2014.

Ms. Cleveland’s poster was titled “Body Mass Index does not modify the relationship between perceived quality of patient-provider communication and avoidance of visiting doctors”. Ms. Conte’s poster was titled “Walk With Ease: Scaling up an evidence-based arthritis self-management program in Oregon”. Both stood out to judges among 56 other poster presentations.

Each poster was judged on the importance of the subject; relevance to emerging public health research and practice issues in Oregon; implications for policies, programs, and practice related to public health; originality or innovativeness of work; and overall clarity of abstract.

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