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Undergraduate Affairs

AHS Undergraduate Research Showcase

April 26-30, 2021

The College of Applied Health Sciences is excited to highlight the impressive research work by our undergraduates.

These students are expanding their academic experience by participating in faculty research in the College. Some of these students choose to present their research at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on campus.

In spite of it being a virtual event for the second year in a row, 38 students in the College of Applied Health Sciences have chosen to showcase their work in the University of Illinois Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Students presented posters of their work in 5-minute videos that were uploaded to YouTube. The students represent all four years of undergraduate study, as well as special programs in the College of Applied Health Sciences, including the Edmund J. James Scholar Honors Program; the Mannie L. Jackson Illinois Academic Enrichment and Leadership Program (I-LEAP); the Students Pursuing Applications, Research, and Knowledge (SPARK) program, which invites outstanding incoming freshmen to become involved in faculty research; and the Student Aging Researchers in Training (START) program, through which a team of faculty members mentor undergraduate students into the area of aging research.

The range of topics addressed by the AHS participants is impressive, and includes examinations of fall prevention, COVID-19 testing disparities, cell death, sexual health, vocal injury prevention, and Latina mothers’ perspectives on adolescent depression.

Student work can be viewed by following one of the links below: