Brooke Poyhonen, who was recently accepted into the ACSHF Accelerated Master’s program, and two classmates won 2nd prize for their coursework poster as part of the World Water Day events held by the GLRC.
“My group and I presented our poster on the potential climate change impacts on the waterborne transmission of Giardia Lamblia. Giardia is an intestinal parasite that is transmitted through a fecal-oral route, which can be through contaminated water, food, or soil. Giardia infections are common in children, because they most typically have poor hygiene practices and tend to place many things in their mouths. The mortality rate for Giardia is relatively small, but if climate change continues at the rate it is now, we will see an increase of Giarda-based infections worldwide, but especially in developing countries where clean water sources are already scarce. This impact could lead to higher death rates, especially in the elderly and young children. “-Brooke Poyhonen.
Tyrell Buckley, psychology major, was one of 92 recipients of the 15th annual WCHA Scholar-Athlete Award the league announced on February 27. To see the full story, click here.