Class of 2007 Exit Presentations and Capstone Projects

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Rebecca Buchenic

Project Title: Improving Immunization Rates: Advocating Mandatory Immunization Registries and Parent Education (Comparative and statistical analysis)
Agency: Portage County Health Department
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Tania Basta, PhD (OU) / Sarah Hallsky

Michelle DiCillo

Project Title: Austintown Sexual Assault Prevention Program (Curriculum)
Agency: Austintown Local Schools/Forum Health
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Janet Gorsuch, PhD (UA) / Natalie Finamore

Kathleen Durchik

Project Title: Special Needs Shelter Manual for Public Health Nurse (Operational manual)
Agency: Lake County General Health District
Faculty/Community Preceptor: E. Michael Loovis, PhD (CSU) / Robert Curran
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Melissa Duy

Project Title: Using the PRECEDE-PROCEED Model to Develop a Worksite Health Promotion Program (Paper)
Agency: Townhall II
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Sheila Patterson, PhD (CSU) / Ruth Simera

Diana Effio

Project Title: Harmonizing Risk Methods and Improving Collaboration Among U.S. States, Using Trichloroethylene as a Case Study (Draft manuscript and online comprehensive resources map)
Agency: Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Nancy Meyer-Emerick, PhD / Andrew Maier and Oliver Kroner

Moira Faris

Project Title: Using the PRECEDE-PROCEED Model to Develop Health Education Materials for Patients of The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland (Community health intervention)
Agency: The Free Clinic of Greater Cleveland
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Jill Black, PhD (CSU) / Melissa Ghoston

Robert Goard

Project Title: Retention of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Members to Protect the Public Health of Lorain County Ohio (Paper)
Agency: Lorain County Emergency Management
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Nancy Meyer-Emerick, PhD (CSU) / Alice Webber

Mary Gorjanc

Project Title: A Comparison of the Opinions of Elderly Patients on Life-sustaining Treatment with Those of Their Physicians
Agency: Summa Health System
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Kristin Baughman, PhD (NEOMED) / Terry Albanese

Katherine Hackett

Project Title: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among College Students at Ohio University: Knowledge and Risk Factors (research paper)
Agency: Ohio University
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Matthew Adeyanju, PhD, MPH, CHES (OU) / Amanda Childress

Zelalem Haile

Project Title: Sexual Behavior and Determinants of Condom Use Among Eritrean Adults (publishable paper)
Agency: Ohio University
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Matthew Adeyanju, PhD, MPH, CHES (OU) / Amanda Childress

Paul Kasden

Project Title: A Corner Store Nutrition Assessment and Food Desert Identification in Lake County (nutritional assessment and maps of food deserts)
Agency: Lake County General Health District
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Sheila Patterson, PhD (CSU) / Ron Graham

Maria Kwesiga

Project Title: Bridging the Gap: HIV Outreach in Cleveland (resource guide)
Agency: AIDS Funding Collaborative of Center for Community Solutions
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Georgia Anetzberger, PhD (CSU) / Laureen Tews Harbert

Milind Mehta

Project Title: Development of Protocols for Use of Gaming to Obtain Task Specific Upper Extremity Practice and Balance in Individuals with Stroke (Project report)
Agency: Lakewood Hospital
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Ann Karas Reinthal, PT, PhD, NCS (CSU) / Susan Linder

DeVon Ortiz

Project Title: Ergonomics in the Workplace: Lifting Materials and the Association of Musculoskeletal Disorder (training manual)
Agency: Ohio University
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Matthew Adeyanju, PhD, MPH, CHES (OU) / Jeff Campbell

Tobili Sam-Yellowe

Project Title: Assessing Knowledge and Perceptions of Public Health Staff Roles in Foodborne Disease Outbreak Investigations (Workshop for epidemiological response staff training and preparation of manuscript for publication)
Agency: Cleveland Department of Public Health
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Vida Lock, PhD (CSU) / Renee Witcher-Johnson

Vishal Sawhney

Project Title: Sleep Disorders in Individuals with Lung Transplantation (Research paper)
Agency: Baylor College of Medicine
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Claire Bourguet, PhD, MSPH (NEOMED) / Harish Seethamraju

John Schmidt

Project Title: Post-Closure Development Considerations for Construction and Demolition Debris Disposal Facilities in Ohio (Technical resource document for local health departments)
Agency: Mahoning County District Board of Health
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Raymond W. Cox, III, PhD (UA) / Mary Helen Smith

Homer Skinner

Project Title: Delirium in Hospitalized Seniors
Agency: Salem Community Hospital
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Claire Bourguet, PhD, MSPH (NEOMED) / Debbie Pietzak

Cindy Widuck

Project Title: Health Literacy in Underserved Populations (paper submitted for publication)
Agency: Kent State University
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Kristin Baughman, PhD (NEOUCOM) / Katherine Rawson

Rick Young

Project Title: Establishment and Testing of a Regional Incident Management Team in North East Ohio (Paper--proposed exercise included))
Agency: Stark County Combined General Health District
Faculty/Community Preceptor: Nancy Grant, PhD (UA) / William Franks