2023 Senior Thesis Prize Winners

June 1, 2023

The Center for Health and Wellbeing proudly announces the three recipients of the 2023 Beth N. Rom-Rymer, Class of 1973, Senior Thesis Prize in Global Health and Health Policy. This prestigious honor, which includes a $2,500 cash award for each recipient, recognizes the most outstanding theses written by students earning a GHP certificate.

The 2023 awardees are:

  • Nannette Beckley ’23 (Public and International Affairs) – “Community Violence and Postpartum Depression: Associations and Potential Intervention Strategies”
  • Nelson Chow ’23 (Molecular Biology) “Transmural Pressure and Retinoic Acid Signaling in the Mouse Lung Mesothelium”
  • Chloe Fox-Gitomer ’23 (Anthropology) – “Sharps Containers are Red, Tourniquets are Blue: Harm Reduction’s Abridged History and an Ethnography of Contemporary Programs”

Four students received an honorable mention:

  • Naomi Frim-Abrams ’23 (Sociology) –Social Prescribing in the UK: The Role of Organizational Networks and Implications for the US”
  • Katherine Kopp ’23 (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) –Sexual Age-Mixing and HIV Transmission in Rural Uganda”
  • Emily Schoeman ’23 (Molecular Biology) – “Examining the Role of Envelope Protein Mutations in Promoting the Dengue Viral Life Cycle”
  • Sydnae Taylor ’23 (Anthropology) – “No Woman No Cry: An Ethnographic Exploration of Violence in Maternal and Child Care Experiences in Bolivia”