The Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions held its first Graduate Research Conference April 11. More than 25 students in all four of the current graduate-level academic areas of nursing, nutrition, physical therapy and respiratory therapy presented 16 posters.
Winners of the first Lewis School Graduate Research Conference were Sheela Shah and Jessica Johnson of the Department of Physical Therapy for Enhancing Outcomes for Patients Post-Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Comparing Land-Based and Aquatic Therapy.
There was a tie for second place. Nick Housley, Carson Scott, Kathleen Grundy, Alison Bishop, Christopher Lane, Kristian Lawrence, all of the Department of Physical Therapy presented Improved Upper Extremity Function in Stroke Patients Using the Tongue Drive System and Hand Mentor: A Preliminary Study.
Caitlin Hobbs and Kimberly Dickerson of the Department of Nutrition also placed second with Farm-to-Business Plan for the GSU Childhood Development Center.
Judging this year’s conference were Dr. Lisa Armistead, Associate Provost for Graduate Studies; Dr. Kinsuk Maitra, Department of Occupational Therapy, Lewis School; Jennee Marquis M.Ed., Doctoral Student, College of Education and Human Development; and Dr. Gregory Poon, Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences.