13th Annual Poster
Day for UAlbany's School of Public Health
Contact: Lisa James Goldsberry (518)
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 21, 2004) - Students examining
everything from cancers in people living with
HIV/AIDS to Albany's low-income minorities and
their exposure to urban watersheds, will present
their research at the 13th Annual Poster Day (SPD)
of the School of Public Health at the University
at Albany. The event will be held on Friday, April
23, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Albany Law
School Gymnasium, New Scotland Ave. Students who
are enrolled in masters or doctor of public health
programs within the school will present their
The event, a replica of a professional conference
poster session, is offered to students as an invaluable,
real life scientific opportunity to present their
research data, demonstrate and sharpen their communication
skills and learn how to test and defend a scientific
UAlbany students representing five academic (Biomedical
Sciences; Biometry and Statistics, Epidemiology,
Environmental Health and Toxicology and Health
Policy, Management and Behavior) and professional
education departments will participate in the
SPD. Each poster will be evaluated by faculty
The SPD will continue with the keynote address
and awards presentation ceremony, from 2 to 3:30
p.m. in the David Axelrod Institute Auditorium.
Kathleen McDonough of the Wadsworth Center at
the NYS Department of Health and the biomedical
sciences department at UAlbany, will be the keynote
speaker. She will discuss "Tuberculosis:
A Continuing Challenge."
McDonough joined the Wadsworth Center in 1993
and the UAlbany School of Public Health in 1994.
Her studies of tuberculosis and plague examine
the infections from two perspectives: the molecular
biology of the microorganism and the immune system
of the host. With more than 15 years experience
working with highly infectious agents, she has
played a significant role in developing Wadsworth
Center's bioterrorism response capability. She
obtained a doctorate in microbiology and immunology
from Stanford University.
At the end of the event, Excellence in Research
and Honorable Mention awards will be presented.
The event is sponsored by the School of Public
Health, the Wadsworth Center of the NYSDOH, Health
Research Inc. and Omnicare.