UF Students Compete in 2017 Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium

Release Date: April 25 2017

The 2017 Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium, designed to celebrate and recognize the outstanding scholarly accomplishments of Florida graduate students, was held on Friday, April 21 in Tampa.

Students from universities across the state of Florida competed in the event with research covering a variety of topics. The University of Florida was represented by eight student volunteers from the pool of winners of the 2017 Graduate Student Research Day and the First Annual Diversity Graduate Research Symposium: Ghadeer Dawwas, Pharmaceutical Sciences; Alexander Fox-Alvarez, Veterinary Medical Sciences; Amanda Kastrinos, Mass Communication; Nalini Kumar, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Sruti Rayaprolu, Medical Sciences; Kelli Selwyn, Public Health; Mythreyi Unni, Chemical Engineering; and Jiahui Wang, Curriculum and Instruction.

  • Kelli Selwyn placed second in the Behavioral and Social Sciences category for her poster titled "LGBT-Inclusive Obstetrics and Nursing Support (L.I.O.N.S.): Culturally-Competent Training for Healthcare Providers."
  • Jiahui Wang placed first in the Education category for her poster titled "Instructor Presence, Visual Attention, and Learning in Educational Video: Content Difficulty Matters."
  • Ghadeer Dawwas placed second in the Health Sciences category for her poster titled "Risk of Heart Failure Hospitalization Among Users of Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitors Compared to Sulfonylurea in Patients with Type II Diabetes."

The UF Graduate School would again like to congratulate our competitors on their previous accomplishments and thank them for representing UF among our peer institutions.