Poster Competition

A panel of judges will review and score submitted abstracts prior to Research Day. The top 15 scores in both the PhD and Masters categories will be eligible for the Best Student Poster Award competition at Research Day.

Round One: Abstract Review & Scoring

  • Abstract judging will take place prior to Research Day.
  • Judges will review and score all submitted abstracts in degree groupings of doctoral and masters. Abstracts will be anonymous.
  • All students who submit an abstract will have the opportunity to present at Research Day.
  • The top 15 scores in both the PhD and Masters categories will have the opportunity to present their poster to the judges at Research Day for the Best Student Poster competition.

Round Two: Poster Presentation Session & Best Poster Competition

  • All students will have the opportunity to present their poster at Research Day to attendees.
  • Students with qualifying abstract scores will present their poster to the judges during the Student Poster Presentation Session.
  • As part of the Best Student Poster competition, each student will be allowed a five-minute presentation on their research poster to a panel of judges.
  • All students presenting their poster are eligible for the People’s Choice Award category.
  • If a participant doesn’t show for a presentation, they will forfeit award eligibility for the Best Student Poster competition.

Awards

Student Poster Awards

The Best Student Poster competition honors exceptional student posters presented at SPH Research Day. To be eligible, a student’s abstract must receive a qualifying score – in the top 15 of all submitted abstracts. Awards will be announced at Research Day and given for posters judged to be the best in the following categories:

  • Doctoral candidates
  • Masters students (MPH/MHA & MS)
  • People’s Choice

Prizes

First Place

  • Engraved plaque honoring their recognition
  • Poster displayed on the wall outside SPH Dean’s Office (Mayo Bldg. A302)
  • Opportunity to “Lunch with the Deans” at the U of M Campus Club
  • Entered in the Delta Omega National Poster Competition

Second and Third Place

  • Engraved plaque honoring their recognition
  • SPH SWAG

 

Outstanding Faculty Achievement Awards

Our outstanding faculty in the School of Public Health are one of the many reasons why SPH can achieve so much in our mission of education, research, and public engagement. As part of the 2018 Research Day, the school will award SPH Outstanding Faculty Achievement Awards:

  • Leonard M. Schuman Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Charles N. Hewitt Creative Teaching Award
  • School of Public Health Excellence in Advising Award
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