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MTSU students take top 2 awards in cancer prevention PSA contest [+VIDEOS]

Macy Taylor, MTSU alumna in public health, left, and MTSU junior Addison Eifert, are the first- and second-place winners in the Meharry-Vanderbilt-TSU Cancer Partnership's 

Two MTSU students have captured top prizes in the undergraduate category of a national contest to create public service announcements about cancer prevention.

Addison Eifert, MTSU junior public health major

Addison Eifert

Macy Taylor, MTSU alumna in public health

Macy Taylor

The Meharry-Vanderbilt-TSU Cancer Partnership’s “5 Alive Video Challenge” gave health-minded college students an opportunity to produce messages of health that they thought would reach their generation.

Contest participants were told to raise awareness with five cancer prevention strategies: receiving the HPV vaccine, avoiding tobacco, eating healthily, getting physical activity and using skin-cancer protection.

Macy Taylor, a Smyrna, Tennessee, resident who earned her bachelor’s degree in public health from MTSU last December and will enter MTSU’s master’s program in public health this fall, won first place and a $500 gift card.

Addison Eifert, a junior public health major from Murfreesboro, captured second place and earned a $300 gift card.

MTSU Community and Public Health Program logo“This opportunity was given as a class assignment, and we were given a couple of weeks to plan and film a video that would be seen by many people,” Eifert said.

“We all worked very hard to produce a video that would make the MTSU public health program look good.”

Taylor’s video is available below.

You can watch Eifert’s video below.

The students’ professor, Department of Health and Human Performance lecturer Casie Higginbotham, said she’s proud of them for stepping out of their comfort zones and using unfamiliar tools to make the PSAs.

Casie Higginbotham, lecturer, Department of Health and Human Performance

Casie Higginbotham

“With the increasing use of social media platforms by many health organizations, this is a skill they need to be developing,” Higginbotham said.

“They all produced creative and accessible media messages​ to convey strategies young people can use to lower their cancer risk.”

For more information on the Department of Health and Human Performance and its programs, contact Dr. Sonya Sanderson, department chair, at sonya.sanderson@mtsu.edu.

— Gina Logue (gina.logue@mtsu.edu)

poster from the 2020 “5 Ailve Video Challenge” contest for young people, sponsored by the Meharry-Vanderbilt-TSU Cancer Partnership

Macy Taylor, MTSU alumna in public health, and MTSU junior Addison Eifert are the first- and second-place collegiate winners in the Meharry-Vanderbilt-TSU Cancer Partnership’s 2020 “5 Alive Video Challenge” contest.


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