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Annual Research and Practice Awards Day

12th Annual Research and Practice Awards Day

Friday, April 7th, 2017

POSTER COMPETITION GUIDELINES

Eligibility

Eligible individuals include all SPH students from any program (BA, MPH, MS/MA, PhD, DrPH), as well as students from IHRP whose primary mentor is SPH faculty. All projects should identify a SPH faculty mentor. Students are also encouraged to present their poster for other events such as capstones or external conferences.

Deadlines for Registration

Registration must be completed by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 10, 2017. Late submissions cannot be accepted. The registration process includes abstract submission. To register, see below.

Abstract Requirements

Abstracts should be no more than 2500 characters (including spaces).

Content

Elements of abstracts and posters may include the following: 

Section Description (choose most appropriate)

Background

Contextual information/Problem definition/Rationale for study or evaluation

Aims

Goals/Objectives/Choice of a particular solution for evaluation

Methods

Design/Procedures for data collection/Procedures for implementation

Results

Findings

Conclusion

Implications/Interpretation/Impact of results and findings

Register

Presentation Requirements

Students must be available for judging during the two hour open presentation session from 9:00 - 11:00 AM on Friday, April 7th. All presenters must be present at their assigned stations during the judging period. Seating will be provided. Students should prepare and deliver a short 2-minute oral presentation about their poster for the judges. For collaborative posters, it is highly recommended for all group members to be present during the judging period.

Oral presentations will be evaluated based on how well the student is able to concisely convey the information on the poster and his/her ability to answer questions from the faculty judges. In addition, each poster will be judged on its content and format. No audiovisual equipment is permitted for presentations, but hand-outs are acceptable.

The recommended dress for poster competition participants is business or business casual attire. If at all feasible, students should also plan to be available for photos with their poster in the Gym from 2:00 - 2:30 PM. These photos are used for winner announcements and other SPH promotional materials.

Poster Size Requirements

There are no poster size specifications for the competition. The default size for posters printed for Annual Research and Practice Awards Day will be 3x5 feet unless a different size is specifically requested. Using posters presented at other venues is encouraged.

Poster Set-Up & Removal

Students should plan to set up posters in the SPH Gym between 12:00 - 3:00 PM on Thursday, April 6th. Posters must be removed by participants no later than 5:30 PM on Friday, April 7th.

POSTER PRINTING AT SPH

Website

If you plan to use SPH Poster Printing Services to print your poster, visit the website to access all the necessary information and supporting documents.

Cost

One poster per student will be printed free of charge for Annual Research and Practice Awards Day. For free posters, backgrounds must be white. Color backgrounds will be charged an additional $25. Reprints may be accommodated (given reasonable turnaround time) for an additional $25. Poster tubes can be purchased for $5.

Poster Development Workshop

Students are strongly encouraged and should plan to attend the poster development workshop presented by Brett Rydzon on Thursday, March 2, 2016 from 11:30 - 12:30 AM in SPHPI RM 1136. Please RSVP to sphposters@uic.edu if you plan to attend this important session. 

Poster Due Dates

The deadline to submit poster files and requisition forms for printing is Tuesday, March 21 at 12:00 PM.

If you are not able to submit your poster file and requisition form by this date, you will need to make arrangements to print at an outside vender (e.g., FedEx). Advisors and/or mentors will most likely need to review and approve of the content of your poster, so make sure to build this window into your overall timeline for poster preparation and printing.

Submitting Posters for Printing

Submit your poster file and requisition form to sphposters@uic.edu by your given deadline. Posters should be submitted both as a PowerPoint (.ppt) and Adobe PDF file. The requestor is responsible for proofing the poster (i.e., checking for spelling and alignment errors) and adhering to guidelines.

Posters should include the SPH logo in the top left-hand corner. You can download the image at http://logos.uic.edu/index.cgi.  Choose the most appropriate SPH logo, save the image file onto your local drive, and insert as an image into the PowerPoint poster file. The template available on the website already contains the UIC SPH logo.

EVENT SCHEDULE

  TIME LOCATION
Judging Orientation (judges only) 8:30-9:00am SPHPI RM 192
Judging 9:00-11:00am SPHPI Gym
Public Poster Viewing 12:00-2:30pm SPHPI Gym
Awards Ceremony 2:30-3:45pm SPHPI Auditorium
Reception 3:45pm SPHPI Gym

PAST EVENTS

11th Annual Research and Practice and Awards, April 5th, 2016

Congratulations to our winners!

Undergraduate Level

Edlynzia Barnes, Erendira Calderon, Iman Daoud, Anabelen Diaz, Leah Givhan, and Urszula Tyl: “Examining the Social Determinants of Early Childhood Opportunities in Austin and Cicero”

Angelica Ehioba: “Perceptions of Barriers and Benefits to Adolescent Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Utilization and Clinical Trial Participation: A Study of African American Mothers and Their Daughters”

Master’s Level

Rosalinda Fitts, MD (EOHS): “Temperature Related Injuries, Illinois 2011-2013”

Krista Schaefer (EPI-BIO): “Integration of Reproductive Health into Environmental Organizations in Kenya”

Doctoral Level

Abhilasha Shrestha, MPH (EOHS): “Beach water monitoring and notification at Chicago beaches using rapid molecular method”

Jacob Kresovich (EPI-BIO): “Assessment of airborne heavy metal exposures with breast cancer characteristics in Chicago, IL”

CCTS Translational Science Competition

Alexandra Ibrahim and Sarah Agamah (CHS): “The Impact of Potential Obesogenic Environments on Urban Adolescents with Limited Mobility”

Global Health Competition

Ping Ji (HPA): “Self-perceived Risk for Domestic Foodborne Disease among People Living with HIV in China”

Maternal and Child Health Competition

Amy Solsman (EPI-BIO): “Small Area Estimation: Wisconsin County Estimates of National Performance Measures”

10th Annual Research and Practice Awards Day, April 7, 2015

Congratulations To Our Winners!

Public Health Research and Practice Awards

Undergraduate Level

Sabrina Rodriguez, Katherine Ostrowski, and Ksenia Kopylova (collaborative poster): “Assessment and Evaluation of Integrated Pest Management in Urban Child Care Facilities”

Master’s Level

Sweta Basnet, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics: “Prevalence and Risk Factors of Sexually Transmitted Infection Symptoms Among Women in Far-Western, Nepal”

Jiana Calixto, Division of Community Health Sciences: “Impact of Education and Bed Net Distribution on Malaria Prevention and Treatment Behaviors in Iganga District, Uganda”

Doctoral Level

Yi Li, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics: “Relational and Spousal Factors in Association with Intimate Partner Violence Against Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Ruili, China”

Anna Beckmeyer-Borowko, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics: “The Effect of Time on Racial Differences in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Stage at Diagnosis Among Cases Identified Through the National Cancer Database (1998-2011)”

CCTS Translational Science Award

Izumi Chihara, Division of Community Health Sciences: “Intergenerational Influence of Maternal Low Birthweight on Recurrent Preterm Birth of Offspring”

Global Health Award

Yi Li, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics: “Relational and Spousal Factors in Association with Intimate Partner Violence Against Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Ruili, China”

Sweta Basnet, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics: “Prevalence and Risk Factors of Sexually Transmitted Infection Symptoms Among Women in Far-Western, Nepal”

Maternal and Child Health Award

Izumi Chihara, Division of Community Health Sciences: “Intergenerational Influence of Maternal Low Birthweight on Recurrent Preterm Birth of Offspring”

CONTACT US

Please direct all inquiries regarding the Annual SPH Research and Practice Awards Day to sphposters@uic.edu. We will respond as soon as possible.

Brett Rydzon

Poster Printing Graduate Assistant

Office of Research Services, Office of the Dean

SPHPI, RM 155-1

Phone: 312-413-3953

Shelley Hoover

Pre-Awards Sponsored Projects Specialist & Research Day Coordinator

Office of Research Services, Office of the Dean

SPHPI, RM 1150

Phone: 312-996-4226

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