Elizabeth Wachira, a Ph.D. candidate in Health Studies, presented her research topic, “Health Disparities and Homelessness: Exploring Vulnerabilities as Determinants of Health” at the Federation Graduate Student Research Symposium held at TWU. She won second place among students presenting from TWU, UNT, and Texas A & M in Commerce.
Laura Valentino, a third-year doctoral student in Health Studies, recently presented at a symposium for the Aging in America Conference in Washington D.C. Her presentation was about health disparities among family caregivers, a topic relating to her research interest of disparities and depression among caregivers.
Several students in the department of Health Studies will be presenting at the 2016 TWU student symposium, April 12-13. As per the program, the symposium “provides opportunities for students to share their scholarly pursuits and build leadership and other professional skills, and to celebrate student-mentor achievement in a way that promotes a culture of scholarship and community at TWU.” Continue reading →
Assistant Professor Katie Crosslin, Ph.D., recently had a research article published in the international journal entitled “Injury Prevention.” Dr. Crosslin served as the Primary Investigator, and she collaborated with Dr. Ray Tsai, President and Chief Medical Officer at Children’s Health in Dallas to investigate patterns in child ingestion of household cleaners among immigrant Hispanics. Their qualitative study indicates that immigrant children may be at greater risk of pediatric poisoning.
In past years, ingestion of household cleaners was the second leading cause of unintentional poisonings in children.
TWU Health Studies alumna Jameisha Brown, MS, CHES, recently won a SOPHE’s 21st Century Scholarship. This award provides Jameisha with conference support to attend the SOPHE Health Education Advocacy Summit, October 15-17, 2016 in Washington, D.C.
Doctoral student of Health Studies Chloe Rogers was recently selected as a 2016-2017 Dallas-Fort Worth Schweitzer Fellow. The fellowship program develops young leaders motivated to transforming health and human service systems throughout the nation and world.
With faculty mentorship from Dr. Mandy Golman, Chloe Rogers will design and execute a community service project while performing at least 200 hours of service that meet the health needs of underserved populations. The core of the Schweitzer Fellows Program is the Fellow’s community service project.
Ph.D. candidate and graduate teaching assistant, Amanda Hinson-Enslin, spoke to the Greater Fort Worth Chapter of TWU’s Former Students Association about heart health on Valentine’s Day weekend at the Kimbell Art Museum . In honor of National Heart Month Ms. Hinson-Enslin spoke about heart healthy foods, sneaky high sodium foods, exercise, stress management, and the importance of knowing your biometric numbers. Continue reading →