Chivon Mingo, M.A. Doctoral Candidate from the BCS School of Aging Studies received a Research Excellence Award at the second annual Graduate Student Research Symposium held October 8, 2009. The Symposium, hosted by the USF Graduate School and the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC), provides graduate students an opportunity to showcase their research and obtain feedback from faculty and peers.
Chivon presented her work on an NIH Study directed by School of Aging Studies Associate Professor Dr. Jessica M. McIlvane. The study, Understanding Arthritis Health Disparities in Black and White Women, examined the effects of arthritis-related stress and chronic life stress on depressive symptoms among African Americans and Whites with arthritis.
Of the 120 applications accepted for poster presentations, only six were selected to receive the Research Excellence Awards at a luncheon held October 9.
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