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PH Students Achieve at University’s Graduate Research Symposium

Posted May. 5, 2014

CPH graduate students were among the top presenters at Kent State’s 29th annual Graduate Research Symposium, Sharing the Vision:  A Community of Research, held April 11.
Ramos Mboane, epidemiology MPH student, received a first-place award for oral presentations in the Health & Wellness category for his paper Influence of a Husband’s Health Care Decision Making Role on a Woman’s Intention to Use Contraceptives in Mozambique:  Results from a 2011 Nationally Representative Sample of Reproductive Aged Women.  Mboane, a physician, is a Fulbright Scholar from Mozambique and will graduate in May.  He was mentored by Madhav P. Bhatta, PhD, assistant professor.
Health policy and management MPH student Eric Hutzell received a poster presentation award for How to Avoid an Unanticipated Enrollment In and Unprecedented High Financial Costs to Medicaid from Employers Choosing Self-Insured Plans that are Unaffordable to their Employees:  A Policy Analysis of the Affordable Care Act for the Department of Health & Human Services.  Hutzell was advised on his research by Sonia Alemagno, PhD, dean; John Hoornbeek, PhD, associate professor; and Willie H. Oglesby, PhD, assistant professor.
The college was well-represented at the symposium, making 12 of the 109 total oral and 128 poster presentations.
Kent State graduate students have celebrated scholarship and academic inquiry by featuring their research in the Graduate Student Senate’s annual research symposium since 1985.  Students from all disciplines gain speaking experience, receive interdisciplinary feedback and earn marks of distinction for their CVs.  Monetary prizes are awarded for outstanding presentations.