This past weekend, our department was represented at Quint State by four of our graduate students:Rebecca Renegar, Shahad Subiani, Tesha Humphrey, and Samantha Talarico.
Quint State conference is an annual gathering of Child and Family Studies/Human Development and Family Science graduate students from the University of Tennessee, Virginia Tech, University of Georgia, Mississippi State, and Auburn University. Masters and PhD students from all 5 universities are given the opportunity to present research projects that are completed or in-progress, with the goal of encouraging student collaboration and professional development.
Rebecca’s presentation (shown above) was titled “Maternal Characteristics Related to Breastfeeding Initiation and Sustained Breastfeeding in Low-Income Mothers”. It is based on research that she is currently conducting with Dr. Heidi Stolz using data from the TNDads evaluation study. The research seeks to explore the differences in demographic characteristics (age, education, employment, race) between low-income mothers who are, or are, not breastfeeding successfully.