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Published: February 18, 2016

Poster competition winner Pooja Chaudhary, M.P.H. candidate at UTHealth School of Public Health.
Poster competition winner Pooja Chaudhary, M.P.H. candidate at UTHealth School of Public Health.

HOUSTON – (Feb. 16, 2016) – As part of this year's McGovern Award Lecture Series in Health Promotion, L. Kay Bartholomew Eldredge, Ed.D., the recipient of the award wanted the focus to be on students and their accomplishments. Sadly, Bartholomew Eldredge passed away less than a week before the event.

Students from various campuses of UTHealth School of Public Health gathered in the lobby outside of the auditorium where the lecture took place. Judges and lecture attendees spoke to the students about their research, and the winners were announced during the lecture. 


Pooja Chaudhary (M.P.H. candidate)In first place was Pooja Chaudhary (M.P.H. candidate) with her poster titled, “The Secret of Seven Stones: An Innovative Computer Game to Prevent HIV, STIs, and Pregnancy among Youth: An Exploratory Study of Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Neurodevelopmental Disability.”



Mariana Arevalo Chavez (Ph.D. candidate)In second place was Mariana Arevalo Chavez (Ph.D. candidate) with her poster titled, “Mexican-American Perspectives on Barriers and Facilitators to Participation in Clinical Trials: A Focus Group Study.”







Leticia Gatus (who recently completed her Dr.P.H. degree in the fall 2015 semester at the School of Public Health)In third place was Leticia Gatus (who recently completed her Dr.P.H. degree in the fall 2015 semester at the School of Public Health), with her poster titled, “Parent based interventions: effectiveness to improve child dietary habits and physical activity in a Hispanic population.”






Thank you to all participants, faculty sponsors, judges, visitors, and congratulations to the student poster competition award recipients.

Read the full story about the lecture here.

See a full set of photos from the event here on Flickr.