Two Zilber student researchers recognized at 2018 UWM Health Research Symposium

The 2018 UWM Health Research Symposium was held on May 4th and featured
Frances M. Weaver, PhD, who delivered the keynote address on “Health Services
Research and the Veterans Health Administration: Changing Care.” Weaver is a
professor in the Public Health  Sciences Division, Stritch School of Medicine at
Loyola University in Chicago. The event, sponsored by the UWM Partners for
Health, also showcased over 60 poster displays of student research projects
and 10 selected podium research presentations.

The top three students researchers selected were:

1st place: Rose Hennessy, UWM Zilber School of Public Health, “A Unified Model
to Prevent Sexual Aggression on Campus,” Faculty Sponsor: Paul Florsheim, PhD

2nd place: Tajammal Yasin, UWM Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, “Effects
of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Sexual Initiation and Pregnancies in a
Diverse, Low-income Sample: Findings from the Families and Children Thriving
Study,” Faculty Sponsor: Joshua Mersky, PhD

3rd place: Kade Lenz, UWM Zilber School of Public Health, “Anabaenopeptins
and Cyanopeptolins Induce Systemic Toxic Effects in a Model Organism the
Nematode Caenorhabditis Elegans,” Faculty Sponsor: Hongbo Ma, PhD