Congratulations to the 2020 Nora Kahn Piore Award Recipients

The Nora Kahn Piore award was established in recognition of the lifetime work of health policy expert, Nora Kahn Piore through the generosity of Margot Piore Onek, MD ’64, P’91 and Joseph N. Onek.  These awards are made annually to support undergraduate, graduate, and medical students undertaking research in health services, with a focus on health status and access to health care by poor and underserved people. In 2020, $14,000 will be distributed to the following eight students to support their work. Congratulations to this year's awardees!

Haley Appaneal, doctoral candidate in Health Services Research  
Inappropriate Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections Across Veterans Affairs Nursing Homes

Ashley Gomez, doctoral candidate in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences
Health of Migrant Latina Direct Care Workers

Anthony Surace, doctoral candidate in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences
The Role of Minority Stress/Strengths on Alcohol Use among Sexual Minorities: Utilizing Formative Research and Ecologically Momentary Assessment to Inform Intervention Efforts

Kathryn Thompson, doctoral candidate in Health Services Research  
The Effect of Provider Characteristics on Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence and Racial Disparities among U.S. Medicaid Beneficiaries

Eulalia Karina Santamaria, doctoral candidate in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences
Assessing Elements of Decision Making, Acculturation and the Stages of Change for PrEP Uptake: Implications for HIV Prevention Services Tailored to Latinx Men Who Have Sex with Men

Rebecca Thorsness, doctoral candidate in Health Services Research  
Validation of Reported Race and Ethnicity for Incident End-Stage Kidney Disease Patients

Navya Baranwal, undergraduate student in Biology and Public Policy
Racial Disparities in Preemptive Transplantation among Adult ESRD Incident Patients, 2006-2018

Rachel Yorlets, doctoral candidate in Epidemiology
Assessing the Impact of Migration on Predictors and Patterns of Health Care Utilization in South Africa: A Qualitative Study