Awards

AWARD WINNERS (FY2019-2020)

Recipient Department Topic
Non-travel:
Eve Wittenberg Social and Behavioral Sciences To facilitate her research involving the measurement of preferences for use in economic evaluation, specifically the measurement of “spillover effects” of illness onto family members and the incorporation of these values into decision-making.
Travel:
Emmilie Aveling Health Policy and Management To serve as moderator of the Professional Development Workshop (PDW) ‘Frontiers in Integration Research’ at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management where she will build professional relationships with healthcare practitioners and scholars in her field.
Selina Bopp Immunology and Infectious Diseases To present her work entitled “Dissecting the role of plasmepsin II and III in piperaquine resistant P. falciparum lines” at the Molecular Approaches to Malaria Conference in which she seeks to understand the development of resistance in the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum against anti-malarials in the field.
Claudia Trudel-Fitzgerald Social and Behavioral Sciences To present her work linking psychological factors including optimism, a positive psychological determinant of cardiovascular disease and mortality risk, to the length of telomeres in the NHS2 cohort at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society.
Andrea Bellavia Environmental Health To present her work applying novel methodologies in the Environment and Reproductive Health (EARTH) Study, an ongoing cohort of pregnant women attending to a fertility clinic to evaluate exposure to a large mixture of commonly encountered endocrine disrupting chemicals as it relates to pregnancy glucose levels at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology.

AWARD WINNERS (FY2018-2019)

Recipient Department Topic
Rebekka Lee Social and Behavioral Sciences Attendance at the American Public Health Association Annual meeting to present findings from a group randomized control trial testing two training models for the scale up of an evidence-based nutrition and physical activity intervention in after school settings
Vasanti Malik Nutrition Attendance at the American Heart Association Epidemiology and Prevention /Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2019 meeting, as a co-author of multiple abstracts on dietary and lifestyle prevention of obesity, type 2 diabetes (T2D) and related chronic diseases in local and global contexts
Lorena Pantano Rubino Biostatistics Combining Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS) microscopy with Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM-FRET) to co-localize molecules inside a cell
Khristy J. Thompson Molecular Metabolism Attendance at the Society of Toxicology 2019 Meeting to further research in the prevention of toxic Mn deposition in tissues through clearer understanding of uptake, trafficking, and efflux mechanisms

INAUGURAL AWARD WINNERS (FY2017-2018)

Recipient Department Topic
Sarthak Das Health Policy and Management Community-based approaches to infectious disease and health service delivery among highly remote and vulnerable communities of Papua New Guinea
Maryam S. Farvid Nutrition Examining diet-related breast cancer incidence and survival, and understanding underlying mechanisms
Jocelyn E. Finlay Global Health and Population Women’s empowerment in the context of reproductive health and economic development
David Itiro Kasahara Environmental Health Relationship of gut microbiota contributes to differences in response to ozone – as relates to obesity-related asthma in mice
Sylvia Ley Nutrition Lactation duration and progression to Type 2 diabetes among women with a history of gestational diabetes
Yanping Li Nutrition Association between lifestyle factors and risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and benefit of longevity among Americans and Chinese
Ann Lusk Nutrition Bicycle use and health
Kana Wu Nutrition Early-life exposures and colorectal cancer
Antonella Zanobetti Environmental Health Health consequences of exposure to air pollutants and climate change