CAHS Scholarly Showcase promotes interprofessional research, scholarship

Event Information

Date: April 17, 2024 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Health Sciences Building - 3225 Eden Ave Cincinnati, OH 45267

View the 2024 CAHS Scholarly Showcase Digital Program

The University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences CAHS Scholarly Showcase took place on April 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A total of 64 posters were presented during the showcase and the day included a variety of allied health undergraduate and graduate researchers from the College of Allied Health Sciences.   

In addition to research poster presentations, the CAHS Scholarly Showcase included a Distinguished Lectureship presentation entitled "UC, Cincinnati Children’s and Kroger for the SuperWIN: a collaboration leading to healthier lives" featuring Sarah Couch, PhD, professor in UC's nutrition sciences program and Suzanne Summer, PhD, RD, a research associate in the Schubert Research Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 

For the first time, the showcase added exhibitions aimed at inspiring participants to explore knowledge beyond the confines of the classroom.

"With all these activities, this event fostered interprofessional education and interdisciplinary research collaborations," says 2024 CAHS Scholarly Showcase chair Fawen Zhang, PhD. 

Research is a crucial and cumulating experience for many UC College of Allied Health Sciences students. 

Engaging in research during college cultivates critical thinking, collaboration and problem-solving skills while deepening understanding in a chosen field. It also offers opportunities to contribute to knowledge advancement and opens doors to graduate studies and career opportunities.

Student posing in front of her research poster

Student Shelby Ackerman poses in front of her research poster during the 2024 CAHS Scholarly Showcase.

Melinda Butsch Kovacic, MPH, PhD, CAHS' associate dean of research, says the showcase is an important event to our college's research agenda. 

"The CAHS Scholarly Showcase has long been a great way for students to share their research both with students from their own programs as well as from other disciplines," Butsch Kovacic said. "It's an opportunity for faculty to affirm the students as well as for the students to receive constructive feedback. Importantly, the event emphasizes the value of interdisciplinary allied health research in addition to fostering students' professional growth" 

Awards for the 2024 showcase are listed below. 

CAHS Scholarly Showcase 2024 Top 10
Poster # Name Title Mentors
A11 Annabell Thomas-Harmon  Exploring Auditory Behaviors in Children with Fragile X Syndrome: A Comprehensive Investigation into Hearing Evaluations and Parental Perspectives Lisa Hunter, Elizabeth Smith
A22 Javana Joyce, Madelynn Long, Emily Koloszar, Joseph Wang, and Izjahana Lewis Trauma-Informed Lens' for Mental Health Professionals when Working with Children Amanda La Guardia
B1 Molly Conway, Ashley Ogelsby Concussion-Friendly Resource for Patients and Families: Concussion Subtypes and Recovery Tips  Krista Beyer
B2 Rachel Roberts Meal Consumption Impact on Isotonic Lingual Endurance Brittany Krekeler
B15 Hallie Foy, Alyssa Centnarowicz, Allison Simpson, Taylor Daignault, Danielle Downs, Sydney Leary Comparing Sense of Belonging of Under-Represented Minority Students to their Peers in an Allied Health College Valerie Miller
B19 Anne Baughman, Micaela Gurka Examining Educational Practitioners' Perspectives on Creating Communication Opportunities for Students with Complex Communication Needs Andrea Ford
C1 Ashley Rose Enhancing Pediatric Oncology & Audiologic Care: Identifying Balance Problems in Patients Undergoing Cisplatin Treatment Violette Lavender
C12 Erin Donahoe, Katelin Moss The Communicative Value of Neurodiversity-Affirming Speech and Language Intervention: A Module for Graduate Students Abigail Foltz Hottle
C13 Pooja Gohil, Brittany Fletcher Transforming Voices: Exploring Access, Barriers, and Outcomes of Affirming Voice Therapy for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Individuals Victoria McKenna
C16 Anna Beglin, Natalie Meredith Cultural and Linguistic Standardized Assessment Accommodations for SLPs Amy Hobek

For questions about the showcase, email

Featured photo at the top: Photo of students at the 2024 Scholarly Showcase. 

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