Environmental and Occupational Health has traditionally offered the Keleti Award at Dean’s Day to recognize the presentation that demonstrated excellence in environmental health. This year’s Keleti winner is Rahel Birru (PHD '18). She presented a poster on Phloretin, an apple polyphenol, reduces chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) pathogen-induced mucus overproduction.
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.