February 22, 2016
Every year at the Semiahmoo conference, students are recognized for their hard work and groundbreaking ideas. Several of this year’s winners shared their success stories with the NWCOHS blog:
Greta Frey, a research assistant for the Superfund Research Program’s Community Engagement Core (CEC), won a poster award for her community based participatory research on best practices when communicating and sharing data with tribal partners. Greta’s work will allow the Superfund Research Program to work more effectively with tribal partners on key projects.
Fangfang Wang, UW Student, shared an award winning poster titled, “Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Truck Drivers’ Reaction Times“. In her study, she compared two air-ride truck seats in the field to determine whether or not exposure to whole body vibration is associated psychomotor fatigue and driver reaction times, common factors in commercial vehicle accidents.
Barrett Welch, an MPH student at Oregon State University, received the Ignite Award at this year’s conference. Barrett’s current research investigates national trends in arsenic exposure among the U.S. population and associations with changes in immunological markers of disease. Of his first Semiahmoo experience Barrett said, “I really enjoyed the atmosphere of collaboration and the diversity in [research] specialities. “
Connie Tzou (UW), not featured in this blog post, also received an award for her oral presentation.