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2024 Health Scholars Research Symposium

February 2, 2024

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Athens Campus:  Grover Center E234

Cleveland Campus: SPS/110

Dublin Campus: MEB1 415

The Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions, the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service are hosting the 2024 Health Scholars Research Symposium on Friday, February 2, 2024.  This event will feature research posters by students and postdoctoral fellows, and OhioHealth residents (residents on the Dublin campus only), an awards presentation, and a keynote speaker.  The goal of this event is to bring awareness to the research being conducted by health scholars at OHIO that impacts the state of health in Ohio and beyond.

The 2022 Health Scholars Research Symposium included abstracts from 63 participants which are included in the abstract book. Abstracts are sorted by category and alphabetized by presenter name. The table of contents is hyperlinked throughout the document. 

2024 Research Abstracts

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, February 1, 2024
5:00 PM - 8:00 PMJudging of Poster PresentationsVarious classrooms in Grover Center and online for Cleveland, Dublin, and RHE campuses
Friday, February 2, 2024
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMWelcome/Poster Awards PresentationGrover Center E 234
11:30 AM - 12:15 PMProvost/College RemarksGrover Center E 234
12:15 PM - 1:00 PMKeynote Speaker:  Dr. Gilbert LiuGrover Center E 234
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMView Posters/NetworkingGrover Campus, E234, Cleveland Campus SPS/110, and Dublin Campus MEB1 415

*College/Welcome Remarks, Poster Awards Presentation, and Keynote Speaker will also be broadcast to Cleveland and Dublin campus event locations.

Poster Abstract Submissions Information

ELIGIBILITY:  Participants must be students or postdoctoral fellows enrolled in a degree or certificate program or be working for the College of Health Sciences and Professions, the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, or the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service or enrolled in an OhioHealth residency program.

STUDENT AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:  December 4, 2023 at 11:59 PM.  Late submissions will not be accepted.

SUBMISSION PROCESS:  Poster abstracts must be submitted electronically through the submission portal.

Other Important Information:

  • Only one student, postdoctoral fellow, or OhioHealth resident presenter per poster abstract submission.
  • Poster presentation judging will be held on the evening of Thursday, February 1st (tentatively 5:00-8:00 PM). Athens participants are expected to present in person in Grover Center; Cleveland, Dublin, and RHE campus participants will present from their remote locations using Microsoft Teams.
  • The Research Symposium will be held on Friday, February 2, 2024, from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, in Grover Center on the Athens Campus, on the Cleveland Campus, and on the Dublin Campus. Posters should be in place by 9:00 AM that morning.
  • Posters must not exceed 36”x56”. The display boards will not properly accommodate posters that are larger.
  • Submissions without the appropriate IRB/IACUC approval, if applicable, will not be accepted.
  • Heritage College students must be in compliance with Heritage College Policy 7.11 and all requirements for participating in research and scholarly activities, including registering your project/activity, as outlined at at the time of submission. Submissions that are not in compliance with these requirements will not be accepted.
  • For research completed outside of Ohio University, participants are required to submit a statement of approval to present their research poster at the Health Scholars Research Symposium from their mentor. This can be in the form of a short email acknowledgment from the mentor.

Poster Printing Information

OHIO Poster Templates (for CHSP and Voinovich submissions)

Heritage College Poster Printing

Students in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine are eligible to receive two posters printed per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) at no cost to them. Poster templates and instructions to request printing can be found on this website.

College of Health Sciences and Professions Poster Printing

Students in the College of Health Sciences and Professions are eligible to receive one free print annually with the poster printer within the College.  OHIO poster templates (linked above) should be used.  Prints should be 36"x48" or a close equivalent to be scaled to the paper that is in stock. Contact Tim Grubb, director of technology services in the College of Health Sciences and Professions for more information.

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