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Doctoral student presents work to CDC

Jan. 7, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Barbara Cliff, a doctoral student in Western Michigan University's Interdisciplinary Health Studies program, recently traveled to Atlanta to present research at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 12th Annual Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Conference.

Cliff was invited by the CDC to present her paper "The Association between Body Mass Index and Waist Circumference in Adolescents," for which she was awarded the Pisaneschi Prize for best research presentation at WMU's 2006 Interdisciplinary Health Studies Conference in July. Cliff is the first recipient of the prize, which was named for WMU Provost Janet I. Pisaneschi, who also served for 17 years as dean of the University's College of Health and Human Services.

Media contact: Tonya Hernandez, (269) 387-8400, tonya.hernandez@wmich.edu

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