2013 Student Highlights
Going Above and Beyond!!!
Dancing, just another way to be healthy......
Graduate student Dinghy Kristine Sharma was awarded the competitive 2013 Health Disparities Research Fellow Mentoring scholarship and was invited to attend The People’s Scientific Conference to Promote Health and Eliminate Health Disparities at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida on June 14-15, 2013.
During the conference, Dinghy was paired with a mentoring mosaic of two senior researchers and one senior community health worker to learn, collaborate, and discuss researcher ideas and community-engaged research and academic-community partnerships.
Dinghy also participated in the poster session on research related to health promotion, health disparities, and health care. Shown in the picture is her poster entitled: "Exploring the Significance of Traditional Dance & Creative Movement Expression in Alaska Native Cancer Survivorship".
If you would like to know more about the Health Disparities Research Fellow Mentoring Program and the confernece itself, please use the link provided:
What Makes Life Good?
Grad student, Dinghy Sharma and Dr. Ellen Lopez's research article, "What makes life good?’’ Developing a culturally grounded quality of life measure for Alaska Native college students, has been published in the August 2013 issue of the International Journal of Circumpolar Health Volume 72, Supplement 1.
You can retrieve the publication online by following the link provided or downloading the attached PDF.