The Center for Public Health Practice Award for Translation and Application of Research to Public Health Policy and Practice is for work that contributes insight and understanding to public health policy and practice. This year's award went to Margaret Carr (EPI '22) for the work Hepatitis C Testing at Drug and Alcohol Facilities in Allegheny County.
The Catherine Cartier Ulrich Memorial Award for Service to the Underserved has been a Pitt Public Health scholarship for several years now, created in the memory of this former student to award work with the underserved. This award is typically given to one doctoral student and one master’s student and is an example of how a public health student can benefit our communities while honoring Catherine’s dream of improving the lives of underserved populations. This is the sixth year that this award has been given in conjunction with Dean’s Day. In the master's category, Emily Fitzpatrick (EPI '19) won for her work Improving Type 1 Diabetes Management: Considerations for a Peer-Support Network in Kigali, Rwanda. The doctoral winner was Abisola Olaniyan (BCHS '21) for her presentation Facilitators and barriers to seeking and accessing childhood immunization services in Lagos state, Nigeria: Perspective of caregivers, community leaders, and health personnel.
Dean's Day is an annual student research competition. Students present their research during multiple poster sessions while faculty members judge presentations for prizes and students evaluate posters for Grand Rounds credit. The Dean invites selected presenters to give oral presentations of their work during the awards ceremony.
Visit publichealth.pitt.edu/deansday to learn more about the competition and see a full list of winners.