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Student Poster Session

Crowd of people looking at posters displayed in a large room
Crowd of people looking at posters displayed in a large room

Each year the Section on Public Health & Preventive Medicine has hosted a Student Poster Session that showcases regional public health research by students and professionals from public health and related disciplines. 

Participants must be a student at one of the Section's Institutional Membership Organizations. Students may also wish to take advantage of free student Section membership.

    Present Your Research


    Steps for Submitting an Abstract:
    1. Email your completed abstract to your specified school contact 
    2. Modify your abstract based on feedback from your school contact.
    3. Complete .


    Important Dates
    • January 27th, 2021: Call for abstracts open
    • March 7th, 2022 (extended): Call for abstracts closed
    • Early March 2022: Notification of acceptance/Research specification guidelines will be emailed

    Email Jessie Wrinn with any questions about the submission process at .

    Past Poster Sessions

    • Due to social distancing measures related to COVID-19, the event, renamed Student Research Session, was held virtually, with students posting short videos, instead of posters of their research presentations, on the College of Physicians’ YouTube Channel. In late April/early May, the College of Physicians opened up the YouTube Channel and invited people to view and comment on the presentations to provide important feedback and dialogue with the presenters.

    • The 2019 Student Poster Session featured student research from 9 schools within the region. Students were of various degree levels, including undergraduate, Masters, Doctoral, Medical, and Dental programs. 

      Congratulations to all of our students that were accepted and presented during the event.

    • Below Are The Winners Of The 2018 Student Poster Session:


      • Patrick Kelly (Temple University) Factors Impacting Older Latinas’ Likelihood Of Registering As Posthumous Organ Donors


      • Jason Hammer (University Of Pennsylvania) Mapping Sociodemographic And Health Sensitivity To Extreme Heat Events: Philadelphia’s Heat Vulnerability Index
      • Guarav Majmudar (University Of Pennsylvania) A Qualitative Systematic Review Of The Concussion-Emotional Response Paradigm In High School And College Athletes


      • Alexandra Budenz (Drexel University) Mass Shootings And Violence-Related Mental Illness Stigma On Twitter