Research Week Poster Competition Guidelines

Eligibility: All CPH faculty, staff, post docs, and students enrolled in CPH or conducting public health research with a CPH faculty mentor are eligible.
Location: CPHB Atrium. A list of the posters and their assigned numbers will be available in the CPHB Atrium Tuesday, along with pushpins.
Rules: Posters must be posted by the session start time and presenters must be available to answer questions throughout. Judges are not required to wait for a missing presenter. Poster boards have a display area of approximately 4’9″ wide x 3’8″ high.


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2019 Poster Session Dates

Morning Session 9-11 a.m. October 22
Afternoon Session 1-3 p.m. October 22


All posters must be registered by October 9th at 5 p.m.

Awards & Judging Criteria

All posters require an abstract at the time of submission. There is a 250-word limit, excluding the title and authors. The abstract will be judged in conjunction with the poster. All posters will be eligible for a $250 collegiate poster award. The college will award two prizes to the student division and one prize for the faculty, staff, and postdoctoral division. In addition, there are nine $250 sponsored poster awards.

To be considered for the following Sponsored awards, please select the appropriate categories during the submission process:

  • Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR)
    Criteria: HMP PhD student must be first author. Posters that address health services policy and or research, submitted by an HMP PhD student..
  • Clinical Trials Statistical & Data Management Center (CTSDMC)
    Criteria: Posters should address some component of design, methodology, or implementation of clinical trials (including dissemination of clinical trial results.)
  • Global Public Health Initiative
    Criteria: Posters should address one of the following: research conducted outside the U.S., research in partnership with non-U.S. institutions and NGOs, or research involving immigrant and non-U.S. native communities living inside the U.S.
  • Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy (IIPHRP)
    Criteria: Posters that show collaboration or translation of research to policy and or practice.
  • Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC)
    Criteria: Posters that address any area of injury or violence are eligible for this award.
  • RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy
    Criteria: Posters that address health services delivery or finance in rural places, submitted by a graduate student. Graduate student must be the first author.
  • State Health Registry of Iowa/Iowa Cancer Registry (SHRI/ICR)
    Criteria:Posters should address research designed to identify factors related to cancer etiology, prevention and control, survival, population science, and/or health services research related to cancer.
  • Undergraduate Public Health Poster
    Criteria: Must be submitted by a CPH Undergraduate Student. Posters should address public health research.

Questions or comments? Contact CPH Webmaster. This page was last reviewed on September 9, 2019.