CHP students take three of the top five honors at PHHP Research Day

Gaynor, Bauman and Basch receive top honors

Leslie Gaynor, Vivian Bauman, Molly Basch


Photos by Jesse S. Jones, source:

Associate Dean Linda Cottler (left), Leslie Gaynor (center), Dean Michael Perri (right)
Associate Dean Linda Cottler (left), Vivian Bauman (center), Dean Michael Perri (right)

The College of Public Health and Health Professions hosted its 30th annual Research Day on April 12, featuring 130 poster presentations by undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and associates.

The event included oral presentations by the top five graduate student poster awardees and welcoming remarks by David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., UF senior vice president for health affairs and UF Health president. Sandra A. Brown, Ph.D., vice chancellor for research and a distinguished professor at University of California San Diego, presented the keynote address, “The Next Generation of Alcohol and Drug Research: Opportunities through Adolescent Studies.”

Top abstracts

Leslie Gaynor, department of clinical and health psychology
“Translational Object Discrimination Task Identifies Preclinical Cognitive Decline Better than Traditional Neuropsychological Tests”
Mentor: Russell Bauer

Vivian Bauman, department of clinical and health psychology
“Effect of Dose of Behavioral Obesity Treatment on HbA1c in Adults with Prediabetes”
Mentor: Michael G. Perri

Alison Barnard, department of physical therapy
“A Novel MRI Study of Diaphragm and Chest Wall Dynamics in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy”
Mentor: Krista Vandenborne

Ivana Vaughn, department of health services research, management and policy
“Medicaid Versus Private Insurance and Medication Adherence in Adults with Fibromyalgia”
Mentor: Nicole Marlow

Associate Dean Linda Cottler (left), Molly Basch (center), Dean Michael Perri (right)

Molly Basch, department of clinical and health psychology
“Differences in the Sleep-Pain Relationship by Youth Age and Ethnicity”
Mentor: David Janicke