Congratulations to the student researchers who won awards for their poster presentations. Download the list of winners and their abstracts.

Download the poster presentation list for Public Health Research@Maryland

Poster Content

Faculty and students are invited to showcase their research and learn about interdisciplinary studies addressing critical public health issues for Marylanders, the region, the nation and beyond in the era of healthcare reform. Poster abstracts can address a wide range of topics. Public health research is defined broadly and includes investigations that have, or will soon have, direct relevance to improving and promoting the public's health (including individuals, families, communities and health systems and policies) and eliminating health disparities. The basic aims are to promote health and wellness, prevent disease and improve quality of life for all populations, especially for vulnerable populations. An extensive range of disciplines and methods contribute to this area of research. For example, disciplines such as anthropology, ethnography, geography, psychology, and bioengineering complement the traditional disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics, health services research, behavioral and social sciences, clinical sciences, environmental sciences, and health and public policy. Examples of studies include local, state, national and global population and clinical studies; health services, systems and policy research; investigations of the social determinants of health and the relationship between health and the environment, among others.

Poster Judging

Student presented posters will be judged during the poster session on Thursday, April 4, 2013, 11:30 am-1:30 pm. by faculty members. Their quality will be rated for criteria such as: identification of research problem; appropriateness of research design and of data analysis; interpretation of results; clarity of oral presentation; description of relevance of findings to public health and overall presentation skills.

Guidelines for Registered Posters

Posters should be no larger than 4' x 4'. You will be assigned a space that is this size. A regular poster size is about 3' x 4'. Posters must be placed in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union between 8:00 AM and 11:15 AM on Thursday, April 4, 2013. You will be assigned a specific space when you arrive. Presentation walls, tacks, and velcro will be available for you to hang your poster. Posters should be removed by 4:00 PM on Thursday, April 4, 2013. Any remaining posters will be collected and can be retrieved on Friday, April 5 from the Office of the Dean in the School of Public Health (room 2242). Please contact the Office of the Dean at (301) 405-2438 if you have questions or need to make other arrangements for picking up your poster.