Research & Scholarship Symposium

Rutgers School of Health Professions (SHP) Research & Scholarship Symposium recognizes and emphasizes the importance of research and scholarship conducted within our School.  The Research and Scholarship Symposium (previously Research Day) is a great networking opportunity for students and faculty members from different departments within our School and to augment faculty-student interactions through research.

Students will present posters supported by their faculty/mentor.  Selected students will provide an oral presentation on their research project.

Theme: Community-Based Partnerships in Clinical Research

When: Student Poster Session on Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Research & Scholarship Symposium on Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Where: Virtual Event

Register in advance for this event.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

https://rutgers.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsd-usrDgsE90KE7clyx-kUk5_lyv-PovT

In order to be considered for a poster and presentation please complete all sections of the abstract and submit to abstracts@shp.rutgers.edu by March 15, 2021.

An email will be sent to those students that have been accepted to submit the posters and presentations on April 1, 2021.

Students will receive a BOX submission link to upload their posters and recordings by April 15, 2021.

The poster will be uploaded to Canvas and Discussion Board activated by April 27, 2021, and available to SHP through May 11, 2021.  Faculty and Students will have the ability to submit questions through a Discussion Board on Canvas, with the expectation that students will respond in a timely manner.

All abstracts accepted are required to submit a PowerPoint slide of their poster and a 3-minute recording of their presentation, which includes the background of their poster. Immediately following the pre-recorded presentation, students are expected to be logged in to the zoom for their designated time to answer questions from Faculty, Staff, and Students for approximately 2 minutes.

Instructions on best practices for recording can be found here: Recording Practices

Instructions on adding your poster as a background to your recording: PowerPoints as Virtual Backgrounds

SHP students wishing to have their research or scholarship considered for oral presentation should indicate this along with their abstract submission. Five (5) of the top abstracts will be chosen to present a pre-recorded 10-minute presentation, which includes the background of their poster.  Immediately following the pre-recorded presentation, students are expected to be logged in to the zoom for their designated time to answer questions from Faculty, Staff, and Students for approximately 10 minutes.

Instructions on best practices for recording can be found here: Recording Practices

Instructions on adding your poster as a background to your recording: PowerPoints as Virtual Backgrounds

All abstracts are limited to 300 words. All abstracts must be submitted using the appropriate template and the structured format described below. The template is dependent on the type of project. The below abstract sections are required for the different types of projects.

Required Templates:

Case Study

QA_QI Study in Which Original Data Were Gathered and Analyzed

Research Study

Systematic Review with Narrative Synthesis or Literature Review

Systematic Review with Quantitative Synthesis (e.g., meta-analysis)

Research Abstracts

Including:
· Empirical test of scientific questions
· Meta-analyses,
· Program evaluation or QA/QI (for which original, primary data have been collected)

Scholarship Abstracts
Including:
· Clinical/Educational Practice,
· Narrative Reviews (including scoping analyses) with no meta-analysis
Case Study Abstracts
Background: Description of the problem and significance to the field.

Why is this important?

Background: A short summary of the issue(s), problem, or specific clinical challenges or controversy, with relevant background and contextual information.

Why is this important?

Introduction: This consists of one or two sentences to describe the context of the case and summarize the entire article.
Purpose: Research questions or hypotheses Purpose: Clear statement of goal of project is described. Case presentation: Several sentences describe the history and results of any examinations performed. The working diagnosis and management of the case are described.
Methods: Study design, including a description of participants, procedures, measures, and appropriate statistical analyses.

How was the study carried out?

Methods: Description of the project or program, clinical intervention(s), analysis plan or criteria used to guide analysis.

(not sure what goes here for case studies)

How was the study carried out?

Management and Outcome: Simply describe the course of the patient’s complaint. Where possible, make reference to any outcome measures that you used to objectively demonstrate how the patient’s condition evolved through the course of management.
Results: Specific results in summary form Results: Lessons Learned: A brief description of the findings or lessons learned as a result of the project. Discussion: Synthesize the foregoing subsections and explain both correlations and apparent inconsistencies. If appropriate to the case, within one or two sentences describe the lessons to be learned.
Conclusions: Major findings are presented with interpretation and implications/significance for the field. What did we learn that we did not know before? Conclusions: A brief description of recommended position or approach, or specific recommendations related to the original problem or questions identified.

What did we learn that we did not know before?

Abstract Judging Criteria for Oral Presentation

Individuals or research teams wishing to be considered for oral presentations will have their abstracts judged on the following criteria:

  • Scientific Merit: The abstract is methodologically and analytically rigorous, evinces original and cogent theoretical synthesis, or illustrates innovative evidence-based healthcare practice.
  • Significance: The topic is pertinent to the development of knowledge related to an important healthcare practice or policy issue.
  • Practicality: The abstract enhances the foundation for clinical decision-making or stimulates thinking about practice applications or healthcare policy.
  • Organization: Overall, the abstract is readable, free of technical flaws, and accurately presented with supported conclusions.
  • Presentation: The presentation demonstrates an insightful application or a creative and original solution to an important healthcare practice or policy issue.
  • Technical quality: The abstract must include complete information or outcomes and have scientific backing (mentioning that the results will be presented at the meeting is unsatisfactory).

Additional Requirements

Ready to submit your abstract? Email to abstracts@shp.rutgers.edu

    • Sample Template for poster presentation
    • Please note that all posters should have the Rutgers SHP or RBHS logo in the upper left-hand corner (click here for Rutgers logo website/downloads), and should be sized to fit 36 x 48 rectangle (36 inches tall and 48 inches wide).  The sample template provides a traditional format, but please feel free to add, delete or modify the outline provided.  Additionally, you do not have to use this format and can take creative liberty in designing your own poster.

The 2020 Research Day was canceled due to the Covid-19 public health crisis.

2019 Research Day Program

2018 Research & Scholarship Symposium Program

2018 Research & Scholarship Symposium Winners