GWSPH Research Day 2024

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"Research Day is an event that celebrates the achievements of our students and their mentors. This event perfectly exemplifies GWSPH's commitment to providing students with opportunities to engage in creative endeavors and focused inquiry. It helps them develop skills in creative thinking, scientific reasoning, and analyzing information. Participating in Research Day enhances communication skills and helps students connect with people from diverse cultures. It is a great platform for developing leadership skills." 

        Lynn R. Goldman, MD, MS, MPH 
        Michael and Lori Milken Dean of Public Health 
        Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health

"The importance of public health has never been higher than it is today. The Milken Institute School of Public Health is a renowned leader in the field, recognized for their exceptional research and contributions. This event provides a unique opportunity to learn about the latest advancements, participate in meaningful discussions, and establish valuable collaborations. The research conducted by the institute covers a broad range of areas, from immunization to exercise and nutritional sciences to health policy and management."

       Adnan A. Hyder, MD, MPH, PhD 
       Senior Associate Dean for Research and Innovation
       Professor of Global Health 
       Director, Center on Commercial Determinants of Health 


GWSPH Research Day 2024
Tuesday, April 9, 2024; 12:00 - 4:00 PM EST
The Convening Center
Milken Institute School of Public Health

Abstracts are due by March 29, 2024, at 5:00 PM EST.
Email [email protected] for more information!

7:00 AM    -   11:00 AM     Poster Presentation Setup
12:00 PM   -   2:00 PM       Judging of Posters
2:00 PM    -    3:00 PM       Coffee & Cookies Break
3:00 PM    -    4:00 PM       Awards & Prizes Ceremony @ GWSPH Ground Floor Auditorium
4:00 PM    -    4:30 PM       Poster Removal


Abstracts should reflect research or evidence-based projects that have been completed or partially completed, be between 150 - 400 words, and include the following components:

  1. Background & Significance of the Study
  2. The Purpose of Your Research (which can include your research question or hypothesis)
  3. Methods
  4. (Preliminary) Findings & Conclusions
  5. The Implications of Your Findings and/or Revisiting the Significance of the Research

The deadline for submission is March 29, 2024, at 5:00 PM

After the review committee confirms your abstract submission, you will be eligible to receive Professional Enhancement Credits.

Please refer to the Abstract Submission Template and Sample below as a guide to submitting your abstracts via email to [email protected].

Extension requests for Abstract Submissions will be considered but not guaranteed. If you need to request an extension after the deadline, please email [email protected].


After you submit your abstract, information on poster development and digitally archiving your poster PDFs, which can be linked to your CV or Resume, will be shared upon confirmation and after the event presentation.

Poster Size

Any poster templates can be used as long as the dimensions do not exceed 42'' by 42''. 

Please ensure that your materials are clearly associated with GW and comply with GW Visual Identity Elements, as well as GW’s Identity Standards and Guidelines (PDF). For additional assistance in creating a unique appearance for your materials, contact GW Office of Communications and Marketing.

Poster Printing and Display

Poster printing and display are the responsibilities of the poster presenter.

All posters are expected to be hung on the morning of April 9 before 11 AM. After the event, please remove your poster by 4:30 PM.

Posters may be printed without charge using the large format printing capabilities in the Create Digital Studio in the GW Libraries. Additionally, please ensure that your name is prominently included on your poster.

Poster Design Webinar and Resources

Recorded webinar on The Elements of Research Poster and Best Practices with The Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library can be accessed by clicking this link.

You can find information on Designing Engaging Posters by clicking on this link. For details regarding poster-related workshops, please visit the Libraries & Academic Innovation website or register using the link below.


Each submitted poster competes for the following prizes based on their category (Undergraduate, Master's, Doctoral, Research Staff/Alumni/Postdoc):


  • 1st place prize $200 
  • 2nd place runner-up $100


  • 1st place prize $300
  • 2nd place runner-up $150


  • 1st place prize $400
  • 2nd place runner-up $200


  • 1st place prize $400
  • 2nd place runner-up $200


Global Women's Institute Prize

The Global Women's Institute Prize aims to recognize presentations from undergraduate and Master's students that apply a gender or feminist perspective to their analysis and contribute to advancing gender equality and women's rights.


  • 1st place prize $300
  • 2nd place runner-up $200


  • 1st place prize $300 
  • 2nd place runner-up $200

All cash prizes are issued as gift cards.

Winners will be honored at the Academic Awards Ceremony and will have an opportunity to network with GWSPH Leadership. Additionally, Winner’s research will be showcased on GWSPH Research Brief platforms, thereby enhancing the visibility of their work and professional reputation within the university and beyond.

For questions and additional information, please contact The Office of Research Excellence at [email protected].

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