Class of 2000 Exit Presentations and Capstone Projects

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Amjad AlMahameed

Project Title: Systolic Brachial Blood Pressure Discrepancy as a Predictor of Vascular Disease and Survivial (paper)
Agency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Brenda Stevenson Marshall, PhD, MPH, MAE (CSU) / Michael Lauer

LaKeithsa Buckley

Project Title: Alternative Program for Clover Park School District—Drug and Alcohol Abuse/Violence Prevention (paper)
Agency: Clover Park School District
Faculty/Community Preceptor: David L. Hussey (KSU) / Shelmon Simpson, MA and Mary Prentiss

Stan Carlisle

Project Title: Funding Opportunities for Local Health Departments (paper)
Agency: Portage County Health Department
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Stephen Brooks, PhD (UA) / DuWayne Porter, MPH, RS

Roy Chemaly

Project Title: Rotaviral and Bacterial Gastroenteritis in Children during Winter 2000/01 in Cleveland: An Evaluation of Physician Ordering Patterns (poster/manuscript)
Agency: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Gary Procop, MD, MS (CSU/CCF) / Alan Hull, MD, PhD

Jara Dengg-Tucker

Project Title: Fire Safety and Education Program Development and Funding (program development and paper)
Agency: Streetsboro Fire Department
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Kathy Akpom, PhD, MPH (YSU) / Wayne Johnson, Chief

Noel Giannone

Project Title: Survey for the Study of Establishing Indoor Mold Benchmarks (mold benchmark report)
Agency: Youngstown State University
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Kathy Akpom, PhD, MPH (YSU) / Len Perry, CSP, RPIH, RS

Joan Humphrey

Project Title: Cardiovascular Fitness Through Exercise (playground facility)
Agency: St. Patrick Elementary in Hubbard, Ohio
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Kathy Akpom, PhD, MPH (YSU) / Rita Gontaruk

Belinda Jordan

Project Title: Comparative Analysis of Mass Flu Clinic
Agency: Cleveland Public Health Department
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Brenda Stevenson Marshall, Phd, MPH, MAE (CSU) / Renee Witcher-Johnson, MPH

Jennifer Keagy

Project Title: Child Fatality Review Board (published article)
Agency: Mahoning Co. District Board of Health
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Kathy Akpom, PhD, MPH (YSU) / Matthew Stefanak, MPH

Karen Keaton

Project Title: Weight Loss Intervention by a Registered Nurse Weight Loss Specialist in a Primary Care Clinic (paper)
Agency: The University of Akron
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Claire Bourguet, PhD (NEOUCOM) / Elizabeth Kinion, E.d.D., RN, CNP

Susan Kovach

Project Title: Relationship Between School Asthma Education Program and Health of Asthmatic Children: Two Groups Profiled (statistical report)
Agency: Forum Health - Pediatric/Adolescent Asthma Center
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Kathy Akpom, PhD, MPH (YSU) / Marilyn Walton, MHHS, RRT

Mark Lundblad

Project Title: Examination of Shoulder Injuries in Collegiate and High School Baseball Players through a Public Health Perspective (paper)
Agency: Kent State University
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Kim Peer, EdD (KSU) / Katherine Newsham

Maame-Esi Menyah

Project Title: The Effect of Hormone Therapy on Lactation-Induced Bone Loss (research paper)
Agency: Cleveland State University
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Brenda Stevenson Marshall, PhD, MPH (CSU) / Kathleen Little, PhD

Juneous Pettijohn

Project Title: Reproductive Healthcare Services for Incarcerated Juvenile Male-A Literature Review (paper)
Agency: Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron - Adolescent Medicine
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Tina Kandakai, PhD (KSU) / James Fitzgibbon, MD

Nancy Rodway

Project Title: Akron's Infectious Past and Present (paper)
Agency: Akron Health Department
Faculty/Community Preceptor: William Keck, MD (NEOUCOM) / Kathy Akpom

Lauretta Singh

Project Title: Cultural Competence and the Modern Mental Health Facility (paper)
Agency: Portage Children's Center
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Donald Bubenzer, PhD (KSU) /Joel Mowrey

Carolyn Snyder

Project Title: Extending the Olive Branch: The Challenges of Public Health Interventions Versus Culturally Acceptable Healthcare Practices of Geauga County Old Order Amish (paper and poster)
Agency: Middlefiled Medical Center
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Tim Chandler, PhD (KSU) / Donald Bowers, DO

Meena Sundaram

Project Title: The Effects of Music in Geriatric Depression (literature search and pilot study)
Agency: Visiting Physicians Association
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Jane Cox, PhD (KSU) / Dr. Erlinda Delpilar

Sarah Walsh

Project Title: Campaign Plan for Portage County Health Department (campaign plan)
Agency: Portage County Health Department
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Stephen Brooks, PhD (UA) / K. Rupp, MD, FAAFP

Theodore Zoumis

Project Title: Youngstown City Health District Emergency Response Plan/Natural Disasters, Hazardous Materials and Bioterrorism (emergency disaster plan)
Agency: Youngstown City Health District
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Kathy Akpom, PhD, MPH (YSU) / Neil H. Altman, MPH