PHHP Research Day 2018

Published: September 28th, 2017

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Call for Abstracts – PHHP Research Day / Public Health Day – Deadline February 9, 2018

PHHP Research Day / Public Health Day, April 6, 2018 – Abstract for Poster Presentation

Deadline: The deadline for receipt of abstract submissions is February 9, 2018 by 5PM. You will need to print your form, affix signatures, then scan and send a single PDF file(PHHP Research Day 2018Abstract Submission Template) via email to Ms. Jacolyn Mitchelson at Incomplete, incorrectly formatted, and late submissions will NOT be accepted.

CONTACT: Jacolyn Mitchelson,, (352) 294-8544

Eligibility – To be eligible to submit an abstract/poster presentation at PHHP Research Day, graduate students must be enrolled in a PHHP program and acknowledge it on their submission. A UF faculty mentor must have been involved in the research study, and that mentor, who must also be a co-author, must sign this submission form. We will accept only one first-authored abstract submission per eligible student.

Undergraduate Student Eligibility – Undergraduate Honors students in PHHP Bachelors programs are eligible to submit an abstract/poster presentation at PHHP Research Day / Public Health Day.

Awards – Abstract awards will be limited to students in PHHP graduate degree programs. A limited number of awards for future professional travel will be available to the top awardees, who will also be asked to develop and present a 3-minute oral presentation of their poster data at Research Day.

Review Process – Each abstract will be reviewed and scored by three PHHP faculty volunteers using a competitive review process. All reviewers will be outside you/your mentor’s home department to reduce the potential for real or perceived conflict of interest. The review process is masked; reviewers do not receive the cover page/signature page as part of the review process. Final selections for poster presentations will be announced by March 16, 2018.

Abstract – Provide a structured abstract with the following components: Title, Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions, Public Health and Health Professions Relevance, Funding Sources, and Student Role on Study. Total word count within the Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions sections can be no more than 250 words. The Public Health and Health Professions Relevance, Funding Sources, and Student Role on Study sections are not included in the word count limitation but should be included on abstract submission page. Use Arial 11 font for all sections. Define any abbreviations at first use, and avoid technical jargon. Give special attention to clarity of communication. Be sure abstracts are easily understood by someone outside of your discipline.

Use the following information as a guide for what to include in your abstract submission:

  • Title of Study – Cannot exceed 200 characters.
  • Background – Key questions or issues addressed, and clearly stated hypothesis.
  • Methods – Identify the research design (e.g., experimental, retrospective, observational, randomized controlled trial, etc.), participants and sampling strategy, measures, and the specific procedures employed, including how findings were evaluated (statistical tests: analysis of variance, hierarchical multiple regression, etc.)
  • Results – Major findings, including measures of significance.
  • Conclusions – Provide implications and limitations of findings, innovation for field.
  • Public Health and/or Health Professions Relevance – In a sentence or two, describe the potential relevance and significance of this research for human health.
  • Funding Sources – Sources of funding for the research being presented.
  • Student Role – Describe student contribution to the study/analyses described in the abstract (e.g., collected and analyzed data, analyzed data following mentors analytic plan, wrote up results for submission, conducted experiment, etc.)

PHHP Research Day 2018Abstract Submission Template

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