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GCH Student Presents At National Conference On Undergraduate Research

April 14, 2016

Harper Lovegrove, a global and community health major with a concentration in nutrition, presented her research at the 30th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), held in Asheville, North Carolina, April 7-9.

Lovegrove’s poster, “Infant feeding and supplementation knowledge and practices of Loudoun County, VA primary care providers,” was a summary of her project, which surveyed local physicians on breastfeeding and vitamin D supplementation knowledge, attitudes, and practices. Her project was funded by Mason’s Students As Scholars’ Undergraduate Research Scholars Program. Lovegrove was supervised by Sina Gallo, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, in collaboration with Janine Rethy, MD, of the Loudoun County Health Department.

“NCUR provided an experience unlike any other I have had before. I was exposed to undergraduate research on a variety of topics, from political science to dance to biology. It was especially exciting to chat with fellow community health and nutrition majors from across the country about current events and findings in the field,” Lovegrove said. “It was also fun to bond with other George Mason undergraduate scholars. Representing our school definitely filled me with a lot of Patriot pride.”

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