Second Conference on Aging in the Americas Student Poster Session Winners

Three SCAIA participants win research awards for posters

September 22, 2005

The Second Conference on Aging in the Americas (SCAIA):  Key issues in Hispanic Health and Health Care Policy Research is pleased to announce the 2005 Award Winners of the Graduate Student Poster Session.

The award recognizes student contributions to increasing knowledge about Hispanic health and aging.  Presentations were peer-reviewed by a jury panel and were evaluated for background research, research methodology, presentation of results, validity of study-based conclusions, and poster design. Total scores were averaged across judges. The top three scorers were awarded cash prizes.

winners1ST PRIZE ($300)
Andres Vargas
Department of Economics, University of Texas at Austin
“The Effect of Social Security Contributions on Wages: The Colombian Experience”

2ND PRIZE ($150)
Vivian Colón López
University of Michigan School of Public Health
“Quantifying reliability and predictors of recording Diabetes Mellitus in death certificates among a Mexican-American cohort study: The Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging (SALSA) Study”

3RD PRIZE ($75): Ana Alfara-Acha
Sealy Center on Aging- Galveston,Texas
“Handgrip Strength and Cognitive Decline in Older Mexican Americans”

Toni Miles, Professor, University of Louisville Medical School
Juan Sanchez, Vice President of Research, University of Texas at Austin
Helen Hazuda, Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Terrence Hill, Chair, Department of Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin


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