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SHSP Students Win Poster Competition at NYSPHA Annual Meeting

‌‌Students in the School of Health Sciences and Practice were well represented at the New York State Public Health Association’s (NYSPHA) 66th Annual Meeting and Conference that took place on April 21 and 22 in Cooperstown, N.Y. The theme of this year’s conference was “Building a Healthier Future through Collaboration.” Five NYMC student posters were presented, three of them winning first, second and third place and a Members’ Choice Award.

‌‌Poster Presentation Awards

‌First Place
Effectively Delivering Tuberculosis-Related Health Care and Emergency Services to Undocumented Immigrants in Queens  
‌Imran Ali, Alexander Amankwah, Anne Nsonwu, Angela Osiezagha, Jessica Stelmaszek, Sweta Thakur and Sherrie-Ann Young

Second Place and Members’ Choice Award
Using a Digital Platform to Connect and Communicate Support in a Global Community
Jesica Basant, Myrianne Dure, Rajinderpaul Mahal, Marco Naguib, Lance Troh and Julie Williams

Third Place
Neighborhood Contextual Factors Influence on ED Visits
Thao Doan‌

At the meeting, Denise C. Tahara, M.B.A., M.Phil, Ph.D., associate professor of public health practice and director, M.P.H. studies, co-presented a breakout session “Going Lean to Improve System Performance and Patient Care.” Dr. Tahara was elected vice president of NYSPHA for a two-year term starting July 1. ‌