Achievers: UCO public health students place first in national competition

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A team of undergraduate public health majors at the University of Central Oklahoma took first place in the 2022 National Case Study Competition in Health Education. Pictured, top row left to right, Sunshine Cowan, UCO professor of public health and assistant dean of the UCO Jackson College of Graduate Studies; Moriah Contino, of Dubuque, Iowa; and Kerry Morgan, assistant professor of kinesiology and health studies at UCO. Front row left to right, Michelle Romero, of Bethany, and Avery Geist, of Edmond.
A team of undergraduate public health majors at the University of Central Oklahoma took first place in the 2022 National Case Study Competition in Health Education. Pictured, top row left to right, Sunshine Cowan, UCO professor of public health and assistant dean of the UCO Jackson College of Graduate Studies; Moriah Contino, of Dubuque, Iowa; and Kerry Morgan, assistant professor of kinesiology and health studies at UCO. Front row left to right, Michelle Romero, of Bethany, and Avery Geist, of Edmond.

A team of three students majoring in public health at the University of Central Oklahoma took first place this spring in the 2022 National Case Study Competition in Health Education. Fifteen teams from eight universities competed in the event.

Team members included Moriah Contino, of Dubuque, Iowa; Avery Geist, of Edmond; and Michelle Romero, of Bethany.

“We are thrilled to see this team win the national competition after placing first in the regional competition last fall,” said Sunshine Cowan, UCO professor of public health and assistant dean of the UCO Jackson College of Graduate Studies.

“They not only brought remarkable knowledge to their solution, but they also infused creativity and included connections to solutions beyond the immediate case.”

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