Dean's Day

Since 1999, Dean’s Day—Pitt Public Health’s annual showcase of student research—has hosted poster sessions during which students present their work to the multidisciplinary Pitt Public Health community.

To participate, students must prepare and submit an abstract. All students who submit abstracts give poster presentations. All currently matriculated Pitt Public Health students are eligible to compete, with the exception of the previous year’s first place master’s and doctoral winners. 

Dean's Day 2022 was a success!

Thank you for participating in our Dean's Day program and congratulations to our winners! 

See a full list of presenters plus all winners below. 

Maximize Session I, Tuesday, April 5, 9-11 a.m.

Maximize Session II, Tuesday APril 5, 1-3 p.m.

Maximize Session III, Wednesday, April 6, 9-11 a.m.

Maximize Session IV, Wednesday, April 6, 1-3 p.m.

Maximize Session V, friday, April 8, 9-11 a.m.

Maximize Session VI, Friday, April 8, 1-3 p.m.

2022 DEAN’S DAY WINNERS

Dean’s Day first place master’s: Rachel Merritt, IDM
Dean’s Day second place, master’s: Monica Henderson, BCHS
Dean’s Day third place, master’s: Haley Director, HUGEN

Dean’s Day first place doctoral: Chinwoke Isiguzo, BCHS
Dean’s Day second place, doctoral: Jessie Klousnitzer, EOH
Dean’s Day third place, doctoral: Alice Gao, HPM

Rosenkranz Award for the project judged to be the most significant contribution to the public health field: Bethany Flage, IDM

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award, master's: Emily Arthur, EPI
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award, doctoral: Donald Bourne, HPM

Dean’s Day 2022 Second Place, Doctoral Category: Jessie Klousnitzer

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EOH student Jessie Klousnitzer won second place among doctoral students for the project, “Characterization of Lysine and Arginine Rich Antimicrobial Peptides”.  

Dean’s Day 2022 First Place, Doctoral Category: Chinwoke Isiguzo

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BCHS student Chinwoke Isiguzo, won first place among doctoral students for the project, “Effects of discrimination and microaggressions on exclusive breastfeeding: the role of stress”.  

Dean’s Day 2022 First Place, Master’s Category: Rachel Merritt

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IDM student Rachel Merritt won first place among master’s students for the project, “Effects of Climate Change on Lyme Disease Incidence: A Literature Review”.   

Dean’s Day 2022 Third Place, Doctoral Category: Alice Gao

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HPM student Alice Gao won third place among doctoral students for the project, “Explaining Racial-ethnic Disparities in the Receipt of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder During Pregnancy”.  

Dean’s Day 2022 Second Place, Master’s Category: Monica Henderson

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BCHS student Monica Henderson won second place among master’s students for the project, “Black Hair Politics: A Public Health Concern”.  

Dean’s Day 2022 Third Place, Master’s Category: Haley Director

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HUGEN student Haley Director won third place among master’s students for the project, “Race- and ethnicity-based insurance coverage gaps for genetic testing for cancer in the Greater Pittsburgh region”.  

Dean’s Day 2022 DEI Award, Doctoral Category: Donald Bourne

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HPM student Donald Bourne won the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award, Doctoral Level for the project, “Changes in Medication Utilization and Adherence Associated with Homeless Adults’ Entry into Permanent Supportive Housing”.  

Dean’s Day 2022 DEI Award, Master’s Category: Emily Arthur

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EPI student Emily Arthur won the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award, Masters Level for the project, “Maternal Health in Rural Virginia”.  

Dean’s Day 2022 Rosenkranz Award: Bethany Flage

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IDM student Bethany Flage won the Rosenkranz Award for the project, “Heme as a causative factor for Plasmodium falciparum sexual commitment”.  

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