With support from the MLWGS Foundation, fifteen students from the Epidemiology Seminar attended the American Public Health Association conference in Boston Nov. 3-5. The conference consisted of more than 1000 scientific sessions, round tables, poster sessions, learning institutes and panel discussions with over 5000 scientific papers presented.
Based upon interest, each student participated in many of these sessions. Examples included: Mental Health and Violence (with members of the Sandyhook, MA community), Modeling and Predicting Infectious Disease Proliferation, Determination of Dementia and Alzheimer Quality of Care, Concerns for Human Health posed by Zoonotic (animal) Disease, Obstacles and Opportunities in Youth Obesity & Nutrition Programs.
These seminar students made connections with the association's information health informatics section for the purpose of mentoring of student research, scholarship and research publishing opportunities. In addition, during this event, the students were highlighted on the APHA blog. A link to the APHA blog item about the student conference attendance can be found here.