Research Week Poster Competition Guidelines

All CPH faculty, staff, post docs, and students enrolled in CPH or conducting public health research with a CPH faculty mentor are eligible. Both poster sessions will be located in the CPHB Atrium. Posters must be posted by the session start time and presenters must be available to answer questions throughout. Judges are not required to wait for a missing presenter, however, most will check back a couple times before giving the poster a “no score.” A list of the posters and their assigned numbers will be available in the CPHB Atrium Tuesday morning, along with pushpins. Poster boards have a display area of approximately 4’9″ wide x 3’8″ high. Do not tack posters to the wooden frame surrounding the display area.


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2017 Poster Session Dates

Morning Session 9 to 11 a.m., April 4
Afternoon Session 1 to 3 p.m., April 4


All posters must be registered by Tuesday, March 21 at 5 p.m.

Awards & Judging Criteria

All posters require an abstract at the time of submission. There is a 250-word limit, excluding the title and authors. The abstract will be judged in conjunction with the poster. All posters will be eligible for a $250 collegiate poster award. The college will award two prizes to the student division and one prize for the faculty, staff, and postdoctoral division. In addition, there are seven $250 Center-sponsored poster awards.

To be considered for the following Center awards, please select the appropriate categories during the submission process:

  • Center on Aging
    Criteria: The Center on Aging Poster Award recognizes innovative research that seeks to improve the health and well-being of older adults or reduce the severity of age-related diseases.
  • Center for Health Policy and Research
    Criteria: HMP PhD student must be first author. Posters that address health services policy and/or research, submitted by an HMP PhD student.
  • Clinical Trials Statistical & Data Management Center (CTSDMC)
    Criteria: Posters should address some component of design, methodology, or implementation of clinical trials (including dissemination of clinical trial results.)
  • Healthier Workforce Center for Excellence
    Criteria: Posters should address policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being. The winning poster must address these efforts in order to be in support of the Center’s mission.
  • Injury Prevention Research Center
    Criteria: Posters that address any area of injury or violence are eligible for this award.
  • National American Indian and Alaska Native ATTC
    Criteria: Posters that address public health programs, solutions, and/or data collection related to substance use disorders. Our judge will prioritize posters that focus on vulnerable populations with substance use disorders.
  • RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy
    Criteria: Posters that address health services delivery or finance in rural places, submitted by a graduate student. Grad student must be the first author.

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