Pranit Singh, a third-year medical student at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine,
won Most Innovative Poster at the Florida Public Health Association Annual Education
Conference in Orlando. This marks the second time Singh has taken home top honors
at a major state health association conference in 2023.
Singh’s poster focused on the Food as Medicine Program within the Tampa Bay Street Medicine Refugee Clinic. The program, established in 2022, provides patients with fresh produce and non-perishables at every appointment. TBSM partners with The Well, a non-profit food-redistribution organization. From March 2022 to May 2023, TBSM has distributed approximately 115 pounds of food through the Food as Medicine Program.
His poster focuses on other key issues:
- The rise in the number of refugee families to the Tampa Bay region since 2020.
- Why refugee families face issues with food insecurity.
Earlier this year, Singh earned one of three Top Research Poster awards at the 2023 Florida Medical Association Annual Meeting for his work focusing on different treatment centers for patients with esophageal cancer.
More information about the TBSM Refugee Clinic: https://health.usf.edu/medicine/studentorgs/tbsm/free-clinics