Judge Criteria

The School of Public Health Research Day follows the judging guidelines set forth by APHA and Delta Omega for its national poster competition.  If you are interested in being a judge for Research Day 2024 please contact sphevent@umn.edu

Each student abstract and poster presentation will be rated in the following categories:

TOPIC PROMINENCE: Illustrates the importance to public health.

PRESENTATION OBJECTIVES: The audience “Learning Objectives” are realistic and clear; and the subject’s objectives are clear and measurable.

PURPOSE: Subject of proposed topic is clear and of high quality.

PRACTICE IMPACT: Provides evidence that academia and practice were necessary for results; and supports and improves the science of public health practice (cites appropriate methods, data, and measurable conclusions).

ACADEMIC IMPACT: Topic is significant to the domain to public health academia; imparts
scholarship to advance academia’s mission to improve education and policies for practitioners, researchers, and teachers. Provides evidence of supporting philosophy, theory, and data.

ORIGINALITY: Demonstrates originality and innovation.

TONE: Indicates a working knowledge of operations (e.g., development, challenges, infrastructure, etc.) toward improving public health education, training, or services.

OVERALL: Well written, concise, and effectively outlines and communicates abstract scope,
context, and rationale.

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