July 8, 2009 • Uncategorized

University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) student Benjamin Cruz has been selected as one of 10 students in the country to earn the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section (PHEHP) Student Research Award.  He will present his research, “Seasonal Variation of Water Quality Indicators and their Association with Climate Factors in North Central Texas,” at this year’s APHA conference in Philadelphia in November.  Cruz was also recently named as a UNTHSC Research Appreciation Day (RAD) poster presentation winner.

Also participating in the upcoming APHA conference will be student Katandria Johnson, who was selected by the UNTHSC School of Public Health Delta Omega chapter to present at the meeting’s academic poster presentation session.

Additionally, two UNTHSC School of Public Health students, Zeida R. Kon and Kirtigandha (Kirti) Salwe, recently won first and second place, respectively, for their research poster presentations at the 4th annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities, held on the UNTHSC campus.  More than 350 health care providers, UNTHSC faculty and students, and community health professionals attended this program, featuring nationally-recognized speakers and interactive debates on the issues of health disparities in Texas and across the nation.