Monday, May 10, 2010

Two Pennsylvania High School Girls Receive $50,000 in Scholarships

Oh those high school days.....I thought my accomplishments were enough to brag about. Two Pennsylvania girls won $50,000 in scholarships from the Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) national competition, the nation's leading public health research competition for high school students.

Shoshanna Goldwin of Allentown, PA: “Energy Epidemic: Teen Perception and Consumption of Energy Drinks.”

Gazelle Zerafati of Villanova, PA: “Epidemiology of Migraine in Teenage Girls, A Student Population Based Study.”

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The public health workforce is diminishing even as the population increases. By 2020, the United States will face a shortfall of more than 250,000 public health workers, according to the Association of Schools of Public Health. The YES Competition was established in 2003 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the College Board to inspire talented high school students to apply epidemiological methods to the investigation of health problems and, ultimately, encourage the brightest young minds to enter the field of public health.