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Fisk University

Nashville, Tennessee

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NAIROBI HUFF

Lessons learned from this project are:

  • It is beneficial to offer an incentive in order to get individuals to take part in research.

  • It is difficult to obtain participants when the research listening sessions are conducted during the weekend.

  • Though participants signed up for the listening sessions, some individuals will still not follow through.

TARYANA HATLEY

Lessons learned from this project: 

  • Many participants do not trust the COVID-19 vaccine currently. This reflects the community as COVID-19 vaccines are available, but not being taken as frequently.

  • Using incentives to encourage participants increased the number of responses to the survey.

  • Having informed conversations regarding diseases and vaccines can encourage the community to research those topics, as well as trust prior research that has been done.

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DAIKERRA SWEAT

Lessons learned from this project are:

  • Social media garnered the most participants, as over sixty (60) percent cited Instagram or Facebook as the medium that led them to this research.

  • It is difficult to get people to take part in research without some type of incentive.

  • College students self-reported that COVID-19 had a mental health impact on them in a negative way.

ALECSIS TAYLOR

Lessons learned from this project are:

  • There is an evident relationship between domestic abuse and mental health. Following this study, participants will, hopefully, have increased knowledge of domestic abuse, its potential psychological effects, and future prevention methods and local resources.

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IMANI DOUGLAS

The outcome of <student name's> project are as follows:

  • Fifty-two (52) women shared their opinions regarding COVID-19 state and local mandates as well as personal habits and behaviors

  • Over seventy-five (75) percent of participants self-reported they wear a mask anytime they are in public

  • Forty-nine (49) of the individuals at the “sessions” were current MTSU students

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NYLA LONG

Lesson learned from this project:

  • You are not alone. Do not feel guilty for having these feelings. Know that it is okay to feel this way and that you are not alone. There was a time before COVID-19 and there will be a time after.

  • Stay connected. COVID-19 protocol calls for physical distancing but it is possible to stay socially connected to others by engaging in phone calls and video sessions regularly.

  • Maintain routine. Although there has been a transition it is important to establish a healthy routine and stick to it. The less idle time you have the less you can let those notions of loneliness take root.

  • Take breaks. As college students it is hard to get away from the constant coursework and deadlines that are always looming over your head. Take a break from the books and take a little time out for yourself everyday clear your mind.

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ELIZABETH DANIELS

Lesson learned from this project:

  • Creating a virtual event for African American women, focused on breast cancer, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors can significantly increase as this demographic is often overlooked.

  • By the same token, spreading awareness regarding the disease, sharing ways to lower risk, and encouraging participants to complete annual breast cancer screenings can have large impact in this population.

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NAIROBI HUFF

Lessons learned from this project are:

  • Overall, the initiative proved to be a valid instrument to utilize to ultimately educate the target population, a freshman class of students at Fisk University, on Obesity Reduction to Prevent Diabetes.

  • The pre and post surveys functioned as an accurate measurement of initial and subsequent knowledge. After completing the initiative, it is concluded that there was an evident increase of knowledge of obesity, health, and wellness information.

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JORDAN SMITH

Lessons learned from this project are:

  • Learning information from this event will hopefully motivate the target audience to utilize the behaviors presented in an effort to lower Infant Mortality rates among African Americans.

  • Also, optimistically, attitudes towards many things associated with Infant Mortality will change for the positive.

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NAJAH CHAOUA

Lessons learned from this project are:

  • Through this study, it was found that the people who attended had decent knowledge beforehand about HIV/AIDS but, there were some stigmas and misconceptions that were corrected from the presentation based off lack of knowledge regarding HIV/AIDS.

  • Moreover, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the study had to be conducted virtually which made it difficult for the researcher to truly gauge an accurate assessment of how well the participants retained and understood the information shared by the presenter.

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NIA WILSON

Lessons learned from this project are:

  • Hosting a heart disease educational intervention will help hopefully increase the knowledge, attitudes, and eventually the behaviors of participants. In turn, with any luck, heart disease statistics will decrease amongst participants.