Faculty Research, Publications Proceed Apace
The college takes enormous pride in the pioneering work of our faculty and students who are constantly creating, discovering and leading the discourse in their disciplines. Recent research has examined knowledge of the HPV vaccine; predictions of intoxication; injury among children and competitive athletes; and perceptions of pelvic pain. Following are highlights:
An examination of middle- and high-school-student knowledge and behaviors surrounding the HPV vaccine in a rural Appalachian, Ohio, county, by Madhav P. Bhatta, Ph.D., Lynette Phillips, Ph.D. and colleagues, was presented at the American Society for Preventive Oncology Annual Meeting, held in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 9-12. As one of the top 18 studies submitted for presentation at the conference, the abstract was published in the March 2013 issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
In a study involving three dozen undergraduate females, R. Scott Olds, H.S.D., and colleagues investigated whether changes in eating after intending to drink interacted with dietary restraint to predict accuracy of one's intoxication. Findings were published in the April 2013 issue of Addictive Behaviors.
A manuscript by Jingzhen “Ginger” Yang, Ph.D., and colleagues, entitled Epidemiology of Overuse and Acute Injuries among Competitive Collegiate Athletes, was selected as co-winner of the 2012 Journal of Athletic Training Kenneth L. Knight Award for Outstanding Research Manuscript. The annual award honors the journal’s longstanding editor. Yang and colleagues also published findings regarding unintentional fall injuries among U.S. children, based upon the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample, in the International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, Issue 1, 2013.
In the February 2013 Minerva Ginecol, Scott F. Grey, Ph.D., and colleagues discussed their recent study analyzing pelvic floor muscle pain in patients with chronic pelvic pain.