UKCERH host Poster Presentation Sessions at 2018 KRHA Conference

The University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) hosted the poster presentations at the Kentucky Rural Health Association (KRHA) conference on November 15, 2018. In addition to sharing their research and outcomes, participates were also required to discuss the potential policy impact of their work. Judges, from Western Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky, provided scoring and feedback on the fourteen posters accepted. During the lunch presentation From Research to Policy: How do we make the connection, by Dr. Fran Feltner, UK CERH Director, the top five poster winners were announced. Joining Dr. Feltner to announce the winners was Melissa Slone, UK CERH Research Inter-disciplinary Director, and moderator for the poster presentations. The top five poster representatives presented their projects, outcomes and potential policy impact during a session that afternoon. 


First, Second, Third and Fifth place winners accepting their awards. Unfortunately, the fourth place winner was unable to join us at lunch and the following poster session.


1st place:
Mental Health and the Impact on Health Service
Utilization Among Refugees in the USA

Niyati Thakur, Abdulgafar Ibrahim, and Rukhaiya Khatoon,
WKU presenting their winning poster.

2nd place:
Socioeconomic Status and its Impact
over Cleft Lip with/without Cleft Palate

Gunjan Joshi, WKU, speaking with Dr. Fran Feltner
about his poster.

3rd place:
Exploring Programmatic Solutions
to Smoking Cessation

Ashley Gibson and Kasey Bledsole,
St. Claire Healthcare discuss their poster.

th place:
Bingocize: An Evidenced-based Program to Improve the
Quality of Life of Kentucky Certified Nursing Facility Resident

Spencer Otto, Western Kentucky University,
available to discuss his project.

th place:
Harm Reduction and Syringe Access and Exchange:
Forensic Nursing in Public Health

Rebecca Wilson, Three Rivers District Health Department,
shares the results of her project.