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CJC Doctoral Student Wins Multiple Honors in UF Graduate School Three Minute Thesis Competition

Aantaki Raisa, a University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications doctoral student, received first place and the People’s Choice Award in the UF Graduate School Three Minute Thesis Competition. She was one of ten finalists and the only CJC competitor.

Aantaki Raisa

Developed by the University of Queensland in Australia and held by the UF Graduate School, the research communication competition challenges graduate students to make a compelling presentation on their thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes. The competition helps students develop academic, presentation and research communication skills and the capacity to explain their research to a non-academic audience.

Raisa’s research interest focuses on developing, implementing and evaluating tailored eHealth technological interventions to reduce cancer disparities among immigrant populations in the United States by increasing intentions to screen for cancer regularly.

This is the first time a student has won multiple honors in the same year since the competition began. In addition to the awards, she will receive $850 in prize money. Raisa will now compete in a state and regional competition.

Posted: November 10, 2021
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