August 13, 2012
Tapan Mehta , a Ph.D. candidate in the Nutrition Obesity Research Center  (NORC) and Office of Energetics  was awarded as one of the top 3 outstanding student posters at the 2012 National Conference on Health Statistics (NCHS) Poster Sessions .
The NCHS biennial conference focuses on the critical impact of public health data on the health and well-being of the U.S. population. The 2012 Conference emphasizes current NCHS data activities and their relationship to today’s key health issues. Through presentations, interactive workshops, and other innovative approaches, the Conference aims to further attendees’ understanding of the importance and relevance of public health data.
Tapan presented his research, entitled "Obesity and Mortality: Are the Risks Declining? Evidence from a Meta-Analysis of Eighteen Prospective Studies in U.S." on Tuesday, August 7th at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel.
The abstract (#63) is available on the NCHS website at:
All the top 3 poster presenters were recognized with an award and a photograph taken with Dr. Edward Sondik, the Director of the National Center for Health Statistics at today's Plenary Session of the National Conference on Health Statistics organized by the National Center for Health Statistics.