Sara Howard poster presentation wins Scholar-in-Training Presentation Award at Radiation Research Society annual meeting

Sara Howard poster presentation wins Scholar-in-Training Presentation Award at Radiation Research Society annual meeting

Sara Howard, MPH and Ph.D. student

October 6, 2021

Sara Howard, MPH and Ph.D. student, has been awarded a Scholar-in-Training (SIT) Presentation Award for her virtual poster presented at the 67th Annual International Meeting of the Radiation Research Society.

Her presentation, titled “Tobacco use and its relationship to socioeconomic status in occupational radiation cohorts” utilizes data from the Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR), to help evaluate an important issue in radiation epidemiology, including for the Million Person Study where Sara serves as a research associate, performing epidemiology and biostatistical analyses as part of the study team.

“Sara’s research is critical in informing how we consider tobacco use, which is a very strong determinant of health, and its impact in risk models for evaluating the health effects of radiation exposure,” said Ashley Golden, director of ORISE Health Studies and key personnel for the Million Person Study. Selection as a RRS SIT award winner is very prestigious and we are so proud of Sara, the impact of her research, and her continuing education as part of the next generation of radiation epidemiologists!”

Howard’s research was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy funded Million Person Study and by a Thought Leadership Research Award from ORAU’s Research and University Partnerships Office for poster development.

View Sara’s poster: Tobacco use and its relationship to socioeconomic status in occupational radiation cohorts Sara Howard, MPH and Ashley Golden, Ph.D.

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