Annual Research and Practice Awards Day

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We are pleased to announce the UIC School of Public Health's 10th Annual Student Research and Practice Awards Day. We will be honoring students competing in poster competitions and those receiving this year’s SPH school and division awards and scholarships. Poster viewing will be followed by a mid-afternoon awards ceremony and reception. Please see the important information below:


Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Key Deadlines for Participants

Intent to Participate form due: March 4, 2015 (5pm)

Abstract due: March 13, 2015 (5pm)


Deadlines for the Intent to Participate form, abstract, and poster printing are the same for all competitions.


Research and Practice Poster Competition

This is a school-wide competition open to all UIC School of Public Health students and UIC students conducting research at the Institute for Health Research and Policy (IHRP).


Students choose one of the following categories to compete:

Awards of $300 will be given to winning posters in each of the five categories.


Additional Competition Opportunities

In addition to the chosen competition above, eligible* students may participate in any of the following competitions:

Sponsored by the Global Health Initiative at the UIC School of Public Health, $300 will be awarded to one student who presents the highest scoring poster on a global health topic. *ELIGIBILITY: open to SPH Master’s or Doctoral level students


Sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Program, $250 will be awarded to one student who presents the highest scoring poster on a maternal and child health topic. *ELIGIBILITY: open to students enrolled in the SPH Maternal and Child Health program (MCHP) or the SPH Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology program.


Sponsored by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), a $100 Amazon gift card will be awarded for the highest scoring poster on a translational science topic. *ELIGIBILITY: open to SPH Master’s and Doctoral level students whose projects are relevant to the translation of clinical or observational studies into everyday clinical practice and health decision making. This may include, but is not limited to: community engagement, health research dissemination, health disparities among special populations (age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.), and research implementation. To learn more about the translational science spectrum, visit

In addition to the SPH Research and Practice Poster Competition abstract, the submitting author must provide a 150 word or less statement on the translational application of their project.  Statements and abstracts should be submitted through the online form available at The CCTS will review the applications and provide eligible candidates with a unique marker to identify their poster for award consideration. Email Lauren Walsh at with questions regarding the CCTS Translational Science Prize.


Other Important Information



How to Participate


1. Submit Intent to Participate form

Complete the Intent to Participate form by 5pm on Wednesday March 4th. Access the form here: 

2. Submit abstract

Email abstract to by 5pm on Friday, March 13th using the 2015 Abstract Template (access link below). If you do not need the SPH Poster Printing Services Office to print your poster, please be aware that your abstract must still be submitted by March 13th to be eligible for the competitions.




Poster Competition Guidelines - 2015

Abstract Template - 2015

Judging Criteria - 2015


Faculty and alumni who wish to volunteer as poster judges are encouraged to contact Allyson Zeedrich ( by March 20th.

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