Has anyone had this happen to them?.... Over the past two weeks I've developed a great research topic that I planned to be the basis of my MPH/MsPH thesis and springboard me into a research career. It's a great idea, new, fresh, and ties together all of my very long standing and seemingly disparate interests. I just know it will stand out to the admissions committees of the schools I'm going to apply to this fall. Or so I thought. Today while online I stumbled on a new site and my eyes widened in horror. There was my research topic... in headlines! A young Master's student featured in the article. She had finished a publication thats due out soon etc. Anybody else been beaten to the punch?