Doctoral student selected as student session winner at APHA annual meeting

Omolola Adepoju, M.P.H.

Omolola Adepoju, M.P.H.

Omolola Adepoju, M.P.H., doctoral candidate at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health, has been selected as a winner for the Medical Care Student Session at the 2013 APHA Annual Meeting.

Adepoju will present her abstract, “Effects of diabetes self-management programs on time-to-hospitalization among patients with Type II diabetes: A survival analysis model,” during the Medical Care Student Session, Nov. 5 in Boston. All awardees receive certificates and a cash award.

Adepoju’s work, which is included in her doctoral dissertation, stems from a National Institutes of Health (NIH) P20 subproject, ”Employing Diabetes Self-Management Models to Reduce Health Disparities in Texas.” It was one of three NIH-funded projects under the “Program for Rural and Minority Health Disparities Research” P20 grant.

Drs. Jane Bolin (chair), Charles Phillips, Robert Ohsfeldt and Hongwei Zhao served on her doctoral committee. Members of the NIH P20 grant include Drs. Ken McLeroy (principal investigator), Bolin (co-PI), Samuel Forjuoh (co-PI), Marcia Ory and other researchers from the TAMHSC-School of Rural Public Health.

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