DSI – SRP Poster Winner Announcement – Joseph Sexton
Outstanding DSI – SRP Presentation Award 2021
Joseph Sexton, a junior with majors in Psychology and Medicine, Health, and Society and minors in Quantitative Methods, Mathematics, and Scientific Computing, presented his poster at the Undergraduate Research Fair and was selected as the winner of the Outstanding DSI – SRP Presentation Award (7 other DSI-SRP students also submitted presentations).
Joseph received a DSI-SRP fellowship to work on his project, “Predicting Suicidal Ideation in Patients with Huntington’s Disease.” Huntington’s disease (HD) is a terminal neurodegenerative disease associated with a number of crippling motor and cognitive impairments. Among those affected by HD, suicide has long been considered a pressing clinical issue; yet, due to limited psychometric data, analysis has been generally limited. Joseph worked in the laboratory of David Isaacs, MD, MPH in the Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center during the summer of 2021.
As the presentation winner, Joseph was awarded a $250 prize, a DSI sweatshirt, and certificate of achievement for his poster presented at the Undergraduate Research Fair.