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The MPH Graduate Forum takes place at the end of each academic year. Graduating students present a formal poster about their capstone to an invited panel of judges, who select one student to receive the Award for Excellence in Community Health. Following the student presentations, there is a reception where students have the opportunity to celebrate and share their accomplishments with family, friends, and community partners.
Lauren Draftz, winner of the 2020 Award for Outstanding Performance and Practice for her project with Illinois Department of Public Health, entitled “Creation of Adolescent Health Rankings: Informing Public Health Practice in Illinois.”
Jennah Charniak, winner of the 2019 Grace Budrys Award for Excellence in Community Health for her project with the University of Chicago Medicine, entitled "The Development and Implementation of a Multimodal Pain Management Clinical Pathway."
Hee Jin Park, winner of the 2019 Award for Outstanding Performance and Practice for her project with Northwestern University, entitled “Qualitative Analysis of a Perinatal Depression Preventive Intervention: Mothers and Babies.”
Lauren Ebeling, winner of the 2017 Award for Excellence in Community Health for her project with the Chicago Department of Public Health, entitled “Secondary Data Analysis: Knowledge of HCV Status among Injection Drug Users.”