Student Poster Day

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

The School of Public Health Annual Student Poster Day is scheduled for Friday, April 22, 2016 from 10:00am to 1:30pm in the School of Public Health, George Education Center, East Campus, with student set up and viewing scheduled for 8:30am to 10:00am.

The Student Poster Day program represents the hallmark of what makes this School of Public Health a national leader in practice-based research and education. Each presentation represents countless hours of collaboration between faculty advisors, graduate students, and internship mentors, involving research that is focused not on theoretical constructs, but rather on urgent, real-world public health issues and concerns. More importantly, many faculty and former students have affirmed that there is an important exchange of energy and perspective in these collaborations which benefits and transforms both the faculty members and the students who participate in them.

MPH students are required to satisfactorily participate in the annual Student Poster Day. While not formally a component of the internship course grade, degree clearance is contingent on meeting this requirement.  December graduates of the program may have this requirement waived.  Questions regarding completion of this requirement should be directed to Katrina Chamberlain, Director of Internships and Career Services, at

Students in the MS, PhD and DrPH degree programs should check with their respective departments to determine whether or not they are required to participate in Student Poster Day.

Student posters will be reviewed by faculty judges for selection for Excellence in Research and Honorable Mention awards. 


Submit an abstract

  • The maximum word count for all abstracts is 250 words.
  • The abstract submission form must be filled out in its entirety. This is the only valid entry form; no other formats will be accepted. (Keep in mind that you cannot save and return to this form later, so it is highly recommended that you record all the necessary information in a text document prior to starting the form.)
  • The abstract form must be submitted no later than Monday, April 4th, 2016 at 5:00 PM
  • Questions regarding the abstract form should be directed to

Make a poster

  • Posters should be sized no larger than 34 inches in height by 40 inches in width.
  • All posters should be printed with a minimum of ½” margins all around to prevent the printed page from being cut off.
  • It is recommended that posters have a white or light background color. (Dark backgrounds typically do not print well at most locations).
  • Poster printing is to be completed by the individual.(The School of Public Health, Cancer Research Center and the Wadsworth Center do not have poster printing services available).
  • Please see printing instructions for more detailed information on printing locations as well as saving and submitting instructions.

Student Information

Abstract and Poster Resources

Any questions regarding poster day should be directed to

2015 Award Recipients:

Excellence in Research:

Ada Sedova: Biomedical Science
Shedrack Nayebare: Environmental Sciences Doctoral Level
Stephanie June: Environmental Sciences Masters Level
Fei Tang: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Suzanne Kaufman: Social, Behavioral and Community Health
Lee Alexis: Health Policy and Management

Honorable Mention:

Devon Fitzgerald: Biomedical Science
Sarah Hirsch: Biomedical Science
Samuel Byrne: Environmental Sciences Doctoral Level
Lucie Millien: Environmental Sciences Masters Level
Kathryn Bliss: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Katherine Pfisterer: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Katherine Purcell: Social, Behavioral and Community Health
Catherine Wargo: Social, Behavioral and Community Health
Amanda Twinam: Health Policy and Management
Joanna Bryan: Health Policy and Management

Delta Omega Poster Competition:

Sarah Hirsch: Top Mention
Emily Walits: Top Mention
Fei Tang: Honorable Mention