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College of Health and Human Services announces Student Research and Scholarly Activity Awards recipients

ATHENS, Ohio (April 7, 2005) -- The College of Health and Human Services is proud to announce the Student Research and Scholarly Activity Awards (SRSAA) for the first round in 2005. The Student Research and Scholarly Activity Awards are offered three times annually to support and enhance student learning experiences in the College of Health and Human Services by providing resources for students to disseminate their peer-reviewed findings at professional meetings.

The awards are intended to encourage students in the College of Health and Human Services to pursue research, scholarly and creative activities. Awardees represent the college at professional meetings by presenting the results of their research and creative activity and have opportunities to participate in learning and professional career networking experiences.

Recipients for the first round of awards in 2005 include graduate students, Melanie Mott and Rebecca Jump. Mott is in the School of Human and Consumer Sciences and was chosen for her research "Comparison of Adiposity and Adipocytokine Profiles in Mice Fed Low Fat, Low Carbohydrate or High Fat Diets," under the direction of faculty research advisor Dr. Darlene Berrryman. Jump is in the School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences and was chosen for her research "Discrepancy Between NOAH Parameters and Coupler Measurements," under the direction of faculty research advisor Mr. Ayaskanta Rout.

An additional cycle of the SRSAA award competitions are anticipated for the 2004-2005 academic year. Proposals for the next review cycle are due Monday, May 23, 2005 for travel expenses from April 1, 2005 to October 31, 2005. Guidelines for SRSAA submissions are posted online at: www.hhs.ohiou.edu/studentscholarlyaward.asp?section=research 

The College of Health and Human Services at Ohio University offers outstanding educational opportunities in a variety of areas, including nationally recognized programs in Physical Therapy, Audiology, and Speech-Language Pathology. In addition, the College provides outreach services to the University, community and region, including clinical services, child care, and recreation and wellness programs.

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Media Contact: College of Health and Human Services Director of Communication Olivea Oldham, (740) 593-1433 or Oldham@ohio.edu

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