USJ Honors Students Present at Northeast Regional Honors Conference

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Photo from L-R: Nana Kyem, Megan Ricci, Jessica Karwowski, and Tara Moseni

Four students from the University of Saint Joseph’s (USJ) Honors Program presented at the 2019 Northeast Regional Honors Council (NRHC) Conference from April 11-14, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. The theme of this year’s conference was “Generating Power: Impact. Influence. Endurance.” USJ students were selected to share their work alongside their fellow honors students from peer institutions throughout the northeast.

The four USJ presenters were:

  • Tara Moseni ’19 – “Nursing Students with Psychiatric Disorders Induced by College Stress” (Paper Presentation)
  • Jessica Karwowski ’19 – “The Power of Defining Cultural Competence in Nursing” (Roundtable Presentation)
  • Megan Ricci ’19 – “The Silenced Voices in the Murals by José Clemente Orozco at the Hospicio Cabañas” (Paper Presentation)
  • Nana Kyem ’19 – “Polypharmacy in Cardiovascular Medicine: A Global Health Care Issue” (Paper Presentation)

“I am forever grateful to USJ and its distinct honors program for the opportunity to present advanced cardiovascular pharmaceutical research at the 2019 NRHC Conference,” Kyem remarked. “I hope to continue researching advanced health care-related disparities in local and global settings throughout my career.”

Accompanied by Agnes Curry, Ph.D., professor of Philosophy, the students shared their presentations and represented USJ proudly. For their paper presentations, Moseni, Ricci, and Kyem spoke for 20-25 minutes and then took questions. For Karwowski’s roundtable presentation, there were several tables in the room, and she spoke for 10 minutes before leading discussions for 20 minutes with different groups of people who came to her table.

What is the Honors Program at USJ? It’s a unique academic program that invites highly talented and motivated students based on academic merit and intellectual curiosity.