(From the October 2016 issue of Research Now)
Jin Peng, MD, MS, PhD candidate in Epidemiology in the Center for Pediatric Trauma Research at Nationwide Children's Hospital, has been selected as the Society for Public Health Education's Student Patient Engagement Fellow for 2016-17. The fellowship is designed to recognize and train exceptional students to advance the research and practice of patient-centered care from the perspective of health education or behavioral science.
The competitive fellowship is the only one of its kind awarded in 2016. The fellowship includes a stipend of $2000, student membership in the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), and an opportunity to present research findings at the 2017 SOPHE Annual Meeting and publish in one of SOPHE's peer-reviewed journals.
Under the guidance of her advisor, Huiyun Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD, director of the Center for Pediatric Trauma Research at Nationwide Children's, Dr. Peng has published six peer-reviewed articles and received one federal grant and one state government grant. She also established a journal club at Nationwide Children's and has taught statistical analysis to graduate students at The Ohio State University College of Public Health.
Dr. Peng will use this fellowship to conduct her dissertation research, "Follow-up Compliance after Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)," which received partial funding from the Ohio Department of Public Safety.