Fellows

The Honors Program of the College of Education and Health Professions is proud to showcase recipients of Honors College Fellowships from the University of Arkansas. The fellowships are generous, academically competitive and awarded on merit. The awards are limited to 90 high-achieving incoming freshmen and provide $72,000 in support over four years (and non-resident tuition award, if applicable).  For more information or to apply, visit the Honors College Fellowships page. 

Savannah Busch

Major: Public Health (pre-medical focus)

Minors: Spanish & General Business

Plans after graduation: Pursue a career as a physician by attending medical school. I aspire to use my minors in Spanish and Business to serve a wider range of people.

Thesis mentor: TBD

Honors project summary: TBD

Hometown: Fayetteville, Arkansas

Study Abroad Location/year: I hope to travel on the Health Professions in Ireland trip during Summer 2019. Also, I want to spend a semester in a Spanish speaking country during my sophomore year.

Other Interests: Baking, reading, outdoor activities

 

Caroline Crawford

 Major: Nursing

Minor: Sustainability

Plans after graduation: Become a nurse practitioner with a specialty in public health and with communities and hospitals in inner city Houston. My primary goal is to care for people well as a nurse, but I also want to help create policies and programs that promote physical health, connectedness in communities, and ecologically sustainable practices within the city.

Thesis mentor: TBD

Honors project summary: TBD although I am interested in patterns of drug abuse.

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Study Abroad Location/year: Hoping to do Health Teams Abroad in Sweden during Summer 2019 and Service Learning in Puebla, Mexico during Summer 2020.

Other Interests: Reading, hiking, crafts, working with children

 

Andrew O'Neil

Placeholder filler image to be replaced by subject's photoMajors: Public Health & Sociology

Minors: Biology & Gender Studies

Plans after graduation: Pursue an MPH degree with a concentration in Epidemiology and a graduate certificate in LGBT Health Policy and Practice.

Thesis mentor: Kristen Jozkowski, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Community and Public Health

Honors project summary: Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) in the Southern United States have the highest new HIV diagnosis rate of any region. Correct and consistent condom use is a highly effective mechanism to reduce HIV transmission among MSM, but condom use remains surprisingly low among this population. Furthermore, body image has been shown to impact condom negotiation skills among MSM, but no study has examined the impact of a perceived attractiveness discrepancy between partners on condom use negotiation. As such, my thesis attempts to fill this gap in the literature by evaluating PAD, condom use self-efficacy, and event-level condom use. Findings from this study can inform HIV/AIDS prevention programming, especially for MSM living in the southern region of the United States as they are at greater risk for this health disparity.

Hometown: Flippin, Arkansas

Study Abroad Location/year: Health Teams Abroad, Jonkoping and Stockholm, Sweden, summer 2017

Other Interests: I enjoy my job on campus working for University Recreation.

    • O’Neil, A., Marcantonio, T., & Jozkowski, K.N. (2018, November). The Influence of a Perceived Attractiveness Discrepancy on Condom Negotiation among Men Who Have Sex with Men in the American South. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Montréal, Québec.
    • Wells, B., Angelone D.J., Mitchel, D., Jozkowski, K.N., Marcantonio, T., & O’Neil, A. (2018, November). An Exploration of Dating and Sexual Networking App Use and Sexual Victimization among Men Who Have Sex with Men. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Montréal, Québec.
    • O’Neil, A., Marcantonio, T., & Jozkowski, K.N. (2018, April). A Qualitative Investigation of Sexual Consent Communication among Men Who Have Sex with Men. Poster presented at the 7th Annual College of Education and Health Professions Honors Research Symposium at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
    • O’Neil, A. & Snell Herzog, P. (2018, April). Identifying Salient Currencies of Sexual Capital in Virtual Spaces and Determining Their Impact on Health Outcomes among Men Who Have Sex with Men in the American South. Paper presented at the 39th Annual Undergraduate Symposium of the Arkansas Sociological and Anthropological Association, Russellville, Arkansas.
    • O’Neil, A., Marcantonio, T., & Jozkowski, K.N. (2018, April). A qualitative investigation of sexual consent communication among men who have sex with men. Poster presented at the 7th Annual College of Education and Health Professions Honors Research Symposium at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
    • O’Neil, A., Marcantonio, T., & Jozkowski, K.N. (2017, November). An investigation into the relationship between societal pressures, body image and sexual risk taking among men who have sex with men. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Atlanta, Georgia.
    • O’Neil, A., Willis, M., & Jozkowski, K.N. (2017, July). Ladies first? Not so fast: Linguistic sexism in peer-reviewed research. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Academy of Sex Research, Charleston, South Carolina.
    • Marcantonio, T., O’Neil, A., & Jozkowski, K.N. (2017, November). A qualitative investigation of consent communication among men who have sex with men. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Atlanta, Georgia.
    • O’Neil, A., Clark, S., Hunt, M., & Jozkowski, K.N. (2016, September). A Comparison of Sexual Consent Communication among College Students from Two Geographic Regions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Society for Public Health Education, Little Rock, Arkansas.
    • Clark, S., O’Neil, A., Hunt, M., & Jozkowski, K.N. (2016, September). Does Relationship Status Matter? Comparing College Students’ Sexual Consent Communication by Relationship Status Type. Paper presented at annual meeting of the Arkansas Society for Public Health Education, Little Rock, Arkansas.
    • O’Neil A. (PI) & Jozkowski, K.N. (Co-I) (2018). The Influence of a Perceived Attractiveness Discrepancy on Condom Negotiation among Men Who Have Sex with Men in the American South, Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Arkansas Department of Higher Education, total funds: $4,000, funded.
    • O’Neil, A. (PI) & Jozkowksi, K. N. (Co-I) (2017). Exploring the Types of Sexual Consent Cues Used by Men Who Have Sex with Men, Honors College Research Grant, University of Arkansas, total funds: $3,500, funded.
    • O’Neil, A. (2017). Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Annual Meeting, Honors College Travel Grant, University of Arkansas, total funds: $1,000, funded.

 

Annelise Zaring

 Majors: Kinesiology & Spanish

Minor: Music

Plans after graduation: Attend Physician Assistant graduate program

Thesis mentorMatthew Ganio, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Department Head, Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation

Honors project summary: My study determined the effects of a hydration intervention for chronically dehydrated adults. Specifically, we researched how many days of intervention would be required for a dehydrated individual to experience an increase in Total Body Water. Our results indicated that one full week of increased water intake was required for dehydrated subjects to retain ingested water as Total Body Water. This suggests that at least one week is required for a dehydrated body to acclimate to increased water intake.

Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado

Study Abroad Location/year: Puebla, Mexico, summer 2017; Nanjing University, China, summer 2016

Other Interests: I enjoy working as a Medical Assistant, teaching violin, and serving as an ambassador for the COEHP Honors Program.