Meghan Wally wins UNC Charlotte Health Academy Student Paper Contest and Graduate Research Symposium Poster Session

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MSPH Student, Meghan Wally, recently won the UNC Charlotte Health Academy Master’s Student Paper Contest with her thesis, entitled “The Association between Preconception Care Receipt and the Timeliness and Adequacy of Prenatal Care: An Examination of Multistate Date form Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) 2009-2011”. Meghan also presented her findings at the Graduate Research Symposium on April 11, and won first place in the health section of the poster session. Meghan completed her thesis under the supervision of Drs. Larissa Brunner Huber (in photo), L. Michele Issel, and Michael Thompson. The main findings were that women who received preconception care had increased odds of both timely and adequate prenatal care.