Research Day 2023 abstract submissions are now web-based! All abstracts require review and approval from faculty mentors prior to submission. Abstracts, including background, methods, results, and conclusions, should be reviewed and approved by mentors using the “PHHP RD 23 Abstract & Mentor Review Form.” This signed form is a required upload during the web submission process. Abstracts must be submitted by Thursday, December 15 by 11:59pm ET.
- Use this document for faculty mentor approval
- Graduate students enrolled in a PHHP program are eligible to submit an abstract, present, and will be considered for an award.
- Only one first-authored abstract submission per eligible student; student must be first author.
- Post-Doctoral Associates/Fellows, Clinical Fellows, Research Fellows or Interns may also submit an abstract and present, but are not eligible for an award.
- Undergraduate students may also submit an abstract. Up to 25 undergraduate students will be invited to participate in research day, however, undergrad students will not be eligible for a travel award. More information about undergraduate participation will be provided after all abstracts are received.
Abstract Submission Categories
Abstracts will be designated as affiliated with one of two submission categories, as selected by the student/post-doc during the submission process:
- Basic, foundational, and pre-clinical research: Research that is directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts in order build theory and knowledge to inform practice. It includes all scientific study and experimentation directed toward a topic or area that has not been clearly identified or explored. This includes bench/basic sciences, methodological innovations, and research that improves our understanding of underlying mechanisms.
- Applied, clinical, and community research: Research to identify practical solutions to health challenges and needs. These problems or issues can be on an individual level group or societal level. Solutions may include intervention/implementation/dissemination research, the development of tools for practice, or the evaluation of existing processes, practices, and communications. The process of applied research is often referred to as a scientific process because it uses the practical application of the available scientific tools to get to the determined solutions.
Abstract Submission Process
The abstract includes Title, Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Total word count for these sections must be no more than 250 words (not counting the section headers).
In addition, describe the relevance of the research for Public Health or Health Professions and report all Funding Sources. These fields do not have a word limit.
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Research Day 2023 abstract require review and approval from faculty mentors prior to submission. Abstracts, including background, methods, results, and conclusions, should be reviewed and approved by mentors using the “PHHP RD 23 Mentor Review Form.” This signed form is a required upload during the web submission process. Abstracts must be submitted by Thursday December 15 by 5:00pm ET.
Each abstract will be reviewed and scored by 2-3 PHHP faculty volunteers, using competitive judging criteria:
- How well are the aim(s) or hypothesis (es) clearly stated?
- How adequate are the method for the stated aim(s)/hypothesis(es)?
- How well does the study address a gap in knowledge?
- How well does the study address the impact on human health?
Reviewers will include faculty both internal and external to your department/program in order to provide a robust review process during Research Day. Your mentor or faculty co-authors will NOT judge your abstract.
Awards recognize and support graduate students who are conducting innovative research as it pertains to both Public Health & Health Professions. Abstract awards will be limited to students in PHHP graduate degree programs. Awards will be provided in two categories: 1) Basic, foundational, and pre-clinical research; and 2) Applied, clinical, and community research. Abstracts scores will be summed across reviewers for a final score. The top scoring abstracts in each category will receive an award to support travel to a conference. Winners will be announced at Research Day.
Abstract Submission Deadline: December 15, 2022 Limit one submission per presenter.
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