Student Poster Day

Friday April 24th, 2015

The 24th Annual Student Poster Day at the School of Public Health will be held on Friday, April 24th from 10:00am to 1:30pm in the lobby of the Cancer Research Center, East Campus.

Student Poster Day is an opportunity for students to present on their graduate research projects or their required internships, which are an integral part of their academic experience at the School of Public Health. Both internships and the collaborative research between students and faculty exemplify the School of Public Health's commitment to practice-based research and education.

MPH students planning to graduate in May are required to present a poster at Student Poster Day to satisfy their internship requirement.  Questions regarding completion of this internship requirement should be directed to Katrina Chamberlain, Director of Internships and Career Services, at

Students in other degree programs, such as MS, PhD, and DrPH, 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 Excellence in Research and Honorable Mention awards.


The maximum word count for all abstracts is 250 words.  Please follow the formatting as shown in the sample abstract.  Abstracts not formatted correctly will be returned to the student for correction.  If the corrections are not made in a timely manner, the abstract may not be included in the Abstract Booklet and the student will not be eligible for consideration for an Excellence in Research Award.

Please see below for instructions and forms pertaining to Poster Day. Students should be sure to check the Student Poster Day webpage often, as all updates will be posted here.

Abstracts must be submitted no later than Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 5:00 PM to All students must use the Abstract Submission Form provided below. Please note that the maximum word count for all abstracts is 250 words.

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. The School of Public Health, Cancer Research Center and the Wadsworth Center do not have poster printing services available.  Poster printing is to be completed by the individual. Please see ‘Printing Information’ link below for more detailed information on printing locations as well as saving and submitting instructions.

Official Notice 

Abstract Submission Form

Abstract Instructions

Printing Instructions

Recommendations for Writing an Abstract
Sample Abstract
(ppt) How to Write a Bad Abstract
Recommendations for Creating Posters
(ppt) Strong Poster Presentation Examples
(ppt) Poster Presentations: Social Sciences
(ppt) How to Make a Bad Poster
Creating Effective Poster Presentations
Capstone Presentation
UAlbany Library iLearn Poster Training Sessions

All questions about Student Poster Day should be directed to