PHRED Student Award

Congratulations to the PHRED Student Award Winner:

Rebecca L Ganann of McMaster University for her oral presentation entitled:
Influence of maternal birthplace on postpartum health and health service use”
Rebecca’s study examined differences in health status, probable postpartum depression, perceptions of health services, unmet service needs, and barriers to care among postpartum women born in and outside of Canada.

Goal

To recognize the work of graduate or undergraduate students in applied public health research and evaluation.

Award Amount

The award recipient will receive $1,000.00, which will be presented at the OPHA Awards Luncheon. The recipient will be expected to give a presentation based on the paper submitted for the award during one of the conference concurrent sessions.

Consistent with OPHA policy, the winning student will be responsible for travel costs and student conference registration fee.

Student Award Process

  1. Students will submit an abstract of their research or evaluation project to the Call for Abstracts for the Public Health Summit and through the use of a check box will indicate their abstract is to be considered for the PHRED Student Award. Abstracts are due May 21, 2008 by 12 p.m (noon).
  2. Representatives from the PHRED Program will review all graduate and undergraduate student abstracts that have been entered for the PHRED Student Award. A PHRED representative will notify the students whose abstracts have been selected for consideration. These students will be invited to prepare a written paper (2500 words). The paper will be due August 15, 2008.
  3. The written paper must be the work of the student alone and must present a research or evaluation project, which is suitable for presentation at the Public Health Summit. Both the student and his or her supervisor will be required to attest to the originality of the written work.
  4. Representatives from the PHRED Program will rate the papers. The highest rated paper will be awarded the PHRED Student Award. The award recipient will be notified in September, and will be expected to give a presentation based on their paper during one of the concurrent sessions at the conference.

There is an expectation that the recipient will attend the Awards Luncheon to receive the award.T