Research Services

Pre-Award Services of SPH Office of Research Services

The goal of the SPH Office of Research Services (ORS) is to encourage, increase and support SPH investigator-led proposal development and to increase the success ratio for submitted propsals.

Description of Services

SPH ORS offers a menu of services (ranging from scientific grant review to budget development to "one-stop shopping") that investigators can choose from to meet their proposal development needs. We encourage investigators to contact the SPH ORS early in the process so that adequate time is available for optimal proposal development.

Our services include:

In addition, we have provided further details regarding the expected flow of documents during the proposal development process, timeline that SPH ORS follows, how proposals are prioritized, and information on the scientifc review process.



Geri R. Donenberg, PhD
Associate Dean of Research
Professor, Department of Psychology in Psychiatry
Director, Healthy Youths Program Director
Director, Community Outreach Intervention Projects

Julie C. Kong, M.Ed, RD, LDN, CRA
Director, Research Services
Phone: 312-413-8508
Robin Buell Sylvester, MUPP
Pre-Awards Sponsored Projects Specialist
Phone: 312-996-9327
Beth Skendrovic
Pre-Awards Sponsored Projects Specialist
Phone: 312-996-4226
Allyson Zeedrich, MPH
Pre-Awards Sponsored Projects Specialist
Phone: 312-996-9657
Christine Rapp
Poster Printing GA
Phone: 312-413-3953


Pictured: Izumi Chihara, 10th Annual SPH Research and Practice Awards Day Poster Competition


Description of Services

SPH Poster Printing Services produces professional posters for research conferences and other scholarly activities at nominal cost to SPH faculty and students. SPH Poster Printing Services prioritizes the research/practice activities of our faculty and students, but poster requests from other campus units may be printed under special circumstances.


Request Procedure

  1. Complete the SPH Poster Printing Requisition form (found below). Required fields include the name of the submitter, e-mail, unit, status (e.g. faculty, staff, and student), date of submission, date poster needed, title and size dimensions of poster, date and location of conference, poster size, and cost.
  2. Complete and sign the “Checklist for Poster Printing” on the back of the SPH Poster Printing Requisition form. Electronic signatures are accepted.
  3. E-mail the Poster Requisition form with completed "Checklist for Poster Printing" to Christine Rapp ( and cc: Allyson Zeedrich (
  4. SPH Poster Services Office staff will review your requisition and contact you once it has been approved.
  5. Submit your poster file to Christine Rapp ( via e-mail, CD, or flash drive (format should be PowerPoint “.ppt” or PDF).
  6. SPH Poster Services Office staff will contact you regarding editing, printing, payment details and pick-up information.


Turnaround Time


Requisition Form (required)


Poster Templates


Other Resources


Hours of Operation: Fall 2015

Effective Aug 24 - Oct 16, 2015

Effective Oct 19 - Dec 4, 2015

Please email Christine Rapp ( and cc Allyson Zeedrich ( with questions about our services.

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