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Two GCH Students Presented At OSCAR’s Fifth Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship

May 10, 2016

Two Global and Community Health (GCH) students, Samantha Brown and Courtney Harris, both community health majors, presented during OSCAR’s Fifth Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship on May 4.

Brown conducted a pilot study last spring investigating the concept of social support among international students at Mason. Her results indicated that while international students typically have poor social support, international students at Mason reported high levels of social support. She also shared the significance of her study on her personally as this project was her first experience in the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program.

Harris shared how her experience as a work study research assistant has had a positive impact on her academic and professional development. Harris’ current research, working with GCH assistant professor Jhumka Gupta, is exploring the perceptions of endometriosis and period-related stigma among adolescents. One of the goals is to understand the perceptions in order to identify potential outreach and educational opportunities.

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