BioScience Students Explore Critical Public Health Research

April 06, 2017

BioScience COE students attend Annual Research Day at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health.

Students in Shattuck-St. Mary’s BioScience Center of Excellence students traveled to the University of Minnesota on Wednesday, April 5 to attend the School of Public Health’s (SPH) Annual Research Day.

Presentation topics included an examination of the effects of food safety cultural norms on food inspections of Somali-owned restaurants, research into whether dentists should begin offering childhood and teenage vaccinations, and the exploration of ways to disrupt the pathway between racism and adverse birth outcomes.

The event allows both the public and the university community to learn more about the research being conducted by SPH faculty and students. The day features dozens of posters displaying research work, podium presentations from SPH faculty and senior students addressing critical public health issues on all levels, an award presentation for best student posters, and three outstanding faculty awards.

Because the research conducted in public health has tangible outcomes and can easily be connected to real life, this research day is a favorite of SSM BioScience COE students. Those students will present their own research work during a final BioScience Symposium on Monday, April 24.