Heather Herring, a senior health science major in Lee University’s McNair Scholar program, had her research, “Effects That Sleep has on Mental Health in College Science Students” accepted to the Experimental Biology annual meeting.
Ms. Herring’s research investigated the correlation between sleep and mental health in science students at several universities. Anonymous surveys were used to measure a student’s mental health and sleep patterns. She studied the correlation between sleep habits and mental health and discovered a negative correlation between the two.
According to Ms. Herring, her research project started small scale, but as her interest in the topic of mental health increased, she decided to expand her research and present at multiple conferences. She will present at the Experimental Biology meeting in early April.
“I am very honored to be able to present my research at this important conference,” said Ms. Herring. “My hope is that more people will learn about the importance of healthy sleeping habits and mental health.”
Ms. Herring, a native of Cleveland, will graduate in May with honors and has been accepted into the master’s nursing program at the University of Milwaukee.
“I’m really excited for Heather as she looks into getting a PhD in nursing,” said Dr. Joseph Daft, assistant professor of biology and health science. “She has taken full advantage of the incredible opportunities afforded to her by the McNair scholarship and has set herself up well for a future in research.”
Experimental Biology is the largest and most prestigious interdisciplinary meeting of its kind. Life sciences and biomedical researchers from all over the world meet to network and share cutting-edge research that leads to discoveries and career advancement.
The meeting will be held April 6-9 in Orlando, Fl. An average of 65 countries are represented and over 5,000 poster presentations will be featured.
For more information about Experimental Biology, visit https://experimentalbiology.org/2019/home.aspx