SCPHA Call for Student Abstracts & IMPH Outstanding Student Abstract Award

The South Carolina Public Health Association (SCPHA) is currently accepting student programmatic and research abstracts for the Contributed Papers Session at the SCPHA 2013 Annual Meeting.  The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) is sponsoring the Outstanding Student Abstract Award, which will be presented to the student with the highest scoring abstract.  The honor includes a $100 award.

“IMPH is pleased to support student research and development in the health fields,” said Associate Director Megan Weis.  “By sponsoring this award we recognize the important research being done by students and encourage those students to share their work in a broader professional setting.”

The submission deadline is February 8, 2013.  Public health and other health sciences students are encouraged to submit abstracts for consideration.  The annual conference will be May 21 – 24, 2013 in Myrtle Beach, SCThis year’s conference theme is “Hold out Your Candle…Go Light Your World” and will be held in conjunction with the Southern Health Association Annual Meeting.  The presentations are tentatively scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.

The purpose of the Contributed Papers Session is to share results of original student research or program implementation important to the field of public health.  Presenters will gain valuable presentation experience and have an opportunity to network with public health professionals from diverse fields across the Southeast.  Fourteen student abstracts will be chosen to participate in either a poster session (10) or oral presentation (4).  Additionally, lead authors of the four abstracts selected for oral presentation will receive a $100 award.

Download the call for abstracts and submission requirements and instructions.

Read about previous South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health Outstanding Student Abstract Award recipients:

2012
Samantha Hayes
Fitness versus Fatness in Women from the Veterans Exercise Testing Study (VETS)

2011
Jean Marie Place
Postpartum Depression: Where do we go from here?

 

 

 

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