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Microbial Risk Analysis

Student Merit Award

Frequently the MRASG provides $500 and the meeting registration fee for the best student abstract submitted and presented at the SRA annual meeting in the area of microbial risk analysis.
Interested students should indicate that they would like to be considered for this award when they submit their abstract for consideration by the Annual Meeting Committee. To receive the award, applicants must be students at the abstract submission deadline and must attend the annual meeting. Applicants may apply to multiple specialty groups; however, each applicant may only hold one award.

The Student Merit Award is completely independent from the need-based SRA travel awards given to students and international applicants to attend the annual meeting. Any Student Merit Award winner may also apply for and receive need-based student and international travel funding.

The award is presented at the MRASG business meeting during the annual meeting.

Previous Award-Winning Abstracts

  • 2023 | Shuyi Feng “Machine learning to predict total and pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus concentrations in seawater and oysters”, and Kayla Shorter “From bioreactors to hospitals: incorporating bench scale studies in mechanistic models to reduce legionellosis outbreaks in healthcare facilities”
  • 2022| Madeline Lewis “Downstream impacts of oral poliovirus vaccination: a quantitative microbial risk assessment”
  • 2021 | Shraddha Karanth, University of Maryland – A novel machine learning-based weighted modeling approach to incorporating Salmonella enterica gene information in dose-response modeling
  • 2020 | Nadwa Elbadri, University of Waterloo – Evaluation of microbial health risks faced by seasonal migrant farmworks: A Canadian case study