Georgia Southern Student wins Third Place at GPHA Conference
Mr. Deonte Martin, a first year Masters of Public Health student in Environmental Health Sciences at the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Georgia Southern University, won third place out of 47 posters from students across the state at the recent Georgia Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Conference. Mr. Martin presented preliminary research on a mosquito surveillance project with faculty mentor, Dr. Chris Rustin, assistant professor of environmental health sciences. There were 47 student posters from Universities across the state judged. Proceeding abstract submission, the project was expanded after obtaining additional surveillance data and a comprehensive statistical analysis was conducted with surveillance mapped across Georgia. This research was recently accepted for publication in the Army Medical Department Journal (AMEDD). The publication is coauthored by Biostatistics students Mr. Sarbesh Pandeya, Mr. Varadan Sevilimedu, and Dr. Haresh Rochani, assistant professor of biostatistics.