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DFPM Research Celebrated at Annual Poster Summit

The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine (DFPM) hosted its 6th annual Education, Research, and Community Engagement Summit on April 16, 2024.

Learners, faculty, staff, and researchers from the department gathered at the Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House to celebrate interdisciplinary knowledge and foster collaboration and community between the divisions.

Attendees heard from keynote speaker Rebecca Zarate, PhD, Associate Dean for Research in the University of Utah College of Fine Arts. Dr. Zarate discussed the role and function of arts and human health in current clinical creative art therapy research, cultural practices, and national/international movements.

In total, more than 40 posters were presented, representing all four divisions: Family Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Health, Physician Assistant Studies, and Public Health.

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The following posters were voted best in their respective categories by attendees:

Best Masters Level Poster: Community Health Needs Assessment of Children with Mental and Behavioral Health Conditions, submitted by Maria Von Ellm-McKenna

Best PhD Level Poster: Shared reading trends and early childhood literacy interventions, submitted by Elena Gardner

Best Resident / Post-doc Level Poster: Assessing the difference in Covid-19 Period Prevalence between Utah Healthcare Personnel and First Responders, submitted by Naveen Naveed

Best DFPM Research Poster: Maternal Health Perceptions in Rural and Underserved Utah, submitted by Robert Owens

Best Poster Design: Inequities in Healthcare: Do language barriers result in decreased completion of preventive care services in a University setting?, submitted by Tracy Hunter