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IPHA PHEd x Student Research Symposium

Date: May 16, 17, and 20, 2022

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (Central)

Location: Zoom

Join the Illinois Public Health Association for our first annual IPHA Student Research Symposium! This year's symposium will be in coordination with the IPHA PHEd Talk Speaker Series. PHEd Talks are a monthly series of free virtual sessions featuring timely public health topics with subject matter experts and public health professionals.

Presentations will be held via Zoom from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (Central) on Monday, May 16, Tuesday, May 17, and Friday, May 20. Up to five students will present their research each day. 



Monday, May 16, from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Telephone Outreach Effects on Pediatric Clinic Visits and Mental Health during COVID-19, presented by Yashodha Narayanan, University of Illinois at Chicago

Health Care Accessibility for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: A Descriptive Study of Rural Healthcare Systems, presented by Amanda Reinhardt, University of Illinois at Chicago

A COVID-19 Youth Ambassador Program: The UI Health CHAMPIONS Experience, presented by Jennifer Plascencia Lopez, University of Illinois at Chicago

Increasing Substance Misuse Rates: Social Media's Role, presented by Ananya Pati, Loyola University


Tuesday, May 17, from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

The Use of Telemedicine to Combat Rural Access Disparities in Obstetric Care, presented by Jesseca Pirkle, University of Illinois at Chicago

Empowered bodies, empowered minds: Using public health-informed messaging to increase body empowerment, presented by Katie Zenisek, Augustana College

Call for Self-Compassion: Vicarious Trauma in Victims' Advocate, presented by Samantha Moxley, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville


Friday, May 20, from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Fire Safety Preparedness for Individuals with Mobility Limitations - Scoping Review, presented by Kalumbo Kalonji, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Overview of Current Evidence: Breast Implant Devices and Systemic Illness and Cancer, presented by Jessica Prothe, Northern Illinois University

Patient Assessment of a Chronic Care Management Program in Rural Illinois, presented by Kailyn Baalman, University of Illinois at Chicago