PHMP student selected for Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium

Danielle Scheer, MPH, pictured with Dr. Paul Duncan and UF President, Dr. Kent Fuchs

The Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium was held Friday, April 22, at the Holloway Touchdown Terrace at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.  There were 70 students nominated to represent their schools by presenting their graduate research in poster form.  Students came together from 8 schools (FSU, UCF, FIU, UF, UM, FAMU, USF, and UNF) to present in one of  7 categories (Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences).  Danielle Scheer, a graduating MPH student from HSRMP and incoming JD/PhD candidate, was the sole representative from UF in the Social Sciences category.  Danielle’s research topic, “Increasing Cultural Competence of Healthcare Providers and Public Health Professionals Working with Persons with Disabilities,” was commended by the judges for its’ importance, and for the impact it may have on the lives of a disparity population.  In addition to the student presentations, remarks were made by Dr. Henry T. Frierson, Dr. Tyisha Hathorn, Dr. R. Paul Duncan and Dr. Rhonda S. Moraca of The Graduate School.