Falk Congratulates Student Research Celebration Winners

Tanya Horacek stands with Natasha Jackson
Tanya Horacek (left) with nutrition science student Natasha Jackson (right) in front of her winning research poster.

Falk College and the Falk College Research Center congratulates the winners of the second annual Falk Student Research Celebration, held March 27-30, 2018, as well as all those who participated.

The Falk Research Center supports Falk faculty research and promotes opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to work directly with faculty to actively contribute to research in public health, food studies, nutrition, sport management, human development and family science, social work, and marriage and family therapy. Initiated in 2017, The Falk Student Research Celebration intends to strengthen skills necessary for research-driven careers, offer a platform for cross-disciplinary feedback, and commend the work of Falk student-researchers.

“The Falk Student Research Celebration allows students to share their research with the broader campus community, as well as develop critical skills for careers in research” says Amy Dumas, grant development specialist in the research center. “Students are able to exercise their research skills, collaborate with classmates, and learn from our prominent research faculty. Students compete through a juried review of their work for education funds to present their posters at a conference, attend a conference or seminar, or participate in other types of educational offerings.”

2018 Undergraduate Poster Winners:

Natasha Jackson ’18, Nutrition Science
Faculty Research Mentor: Tanya Horacek
Title: University Websites Indicate a Lack of Policy Support for Disease Prevention and a Healthy Environment

Amelia Lu ’19, Public Health/Neuroscience
Faculty Research Mentor: Konstantinos Zarbalis
Title: Loss of the Preribosomal Factor Pak1ip1 Leads to Embryonic Cell Cycle Arrest

Anushruta Neupane ’19, Carolina F Mendez-Rodriguez ’19, Catherine Dobens ’19, and Mahwish Iqbal, Public Health
Faculty Research Mentors: Brittany Kmush and David Larsen
Title: Maternal Anemia & Community Level Sanitation

2018 Graduate Poster Winners:

Ivan Castro, Public Health
Faculty Research Mentor: Brooks Gump
Title: Close Relationships Among Service-members Moderate the Link between Combat and PTSD Symptomatology

Woosang Hwang, Human Development and Family Studies
Faculty Research Mentor: Eunjoo Jung
Title: Unmarried Mothers’ Work-Family Conflict and Parenting Stress: Moderating effects of Nonstandard Work Schedules and Family Structure

LeeAnn Swager, Social Work/Marriage & Family Therapy
Faculty Research Mentor: Nancy Mudrick
Title: An assessment of the structural & equipment accessibility of primary care offices