SPHHS Research Day

SPHHS "Virtual" Research Day
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
2:00 PM

For Research Day, we are moving to a virtual format that allows remote participation. The new format will involve submitting an expanded abstract for judging by SPHHS faculty. Then, 8 finalists will be invited to create a 3-minute “flash science” presentation of their research or practice project. Notification will be sent to finalists by Thursday, April 9th. We will also provide guidance for preparing a 3-minute flash science talk. It’s a great opportunity for practicing concise and clear scientific communication! 

The finalists’ presentations will be given live online on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, beginning at 2:00 PM. Faculty and online audience members will be able to ask some questions and presenters can respond. With permission, presentations will be recorded and posted on the SPHHS website. A faculty panel with representation from all SPHHS departments will serve as judges. Winners will be selected and notified on April 15th.

Talks will be judged based on content and presentation, and awards presented in both Research and Practice categories. There will be two first place research poster winners who will each receive a $1500 travel award to be used toward expenses associated with presenting at a scientific conference of their choice. One of these, titled the Delta Omega Honor Society award, will be given to the first-place winner from a public health department (BioEpi, HPP, EHS); the second $1500 prize will be awarded to a student in the Health Sciences (KIN, COMDIS, NUT). The remaining winners will receive gift cards at the University Bookstore.


The School of Public Health and Health Sciences is pleased to announce the following finalists have been selected to present 3-minute flash science talks followed by short Q&A sessions:

  • Abosede Sarah Alli, Environmental Health Sciences, PhD
  • Ruthfirst Ayande, Nutrition, PhD
  • Yeun Hiroi & Danielle Zoppo, Kinesiology, BS
  • Etienne Holder, Biostatistics & Epidemiology, PhD
  • Joshua Mogus, Environmental Health Sciences, PhD
  • Tai Pasquini, Health Promotion and Policy, PhD
  • Aruna Priya, Biostatistics & Epidemiology, PhD
  • Jinseon Yook, Nutrition, PhD

Thank you to the 60 SPHHS students who submitted abstracts for this event, and for the many SPHHS faculty who have supported them. You can find all of their abstracts online in our 2020 Research Day Program.

DEADLINE: Expanded abstracts must be received on or before Friday, April 3, 2020.  Please upload in pdf format.

"Virtual" SPHHS Research Day Abstract Submission Form