Marshall University College of Health Professions

Research and Practice Day 2014

Friday April 25th (1:00-4:00PM)

Drinko Library

Download the updated 2014 Program

Oral and Poster Presentations

Awards for Undergraduate and Graduate Submissions

Food and Refreshments Provided


Submit in either of two categories: Research (reports of data-based study) or Practice (reports on the application of knowledge including health programs, implementation of best practices and educational and service initiatives)

A limited number of candidates will be selected to give an oral presentation on their research. If you wish to be considered to do so, please check the appropriate box on the abstract form.

Research submissions must have the following components:

  • Importance of the research
  • Problem: What problem does this work attempt to solve? What is the scope of the project? What is the main argument/thesis/claim?
  • Methods: Describe the specific approach used in the study or the types of evidence used in the research.
  • Results: Presentation of study data, including statistical analysis.
  • Discussion/ Conclusion: What changes should be implemented as a result of the findings of the work? How does this work add to the body of knowledge on the topic?

Practice submissions should have the following components:

  • Describe: Your program, practice, or initiative and its rationale and methods.
  • Who is served: The locale, population, etc.
  • Outcomes: What data or evidence has been generated for efficacy, and what evaluation has been conducted?
  • Future prospects:  Is it economically viable, sustainable? What are the next steps?

How to write a good abstract:

Abstracts are limited to a maximum 300 words and must fit within the predefined area.


The completed abstract form must be emailed to and a physical copy printed and signed by advisor must be dropped off at Prichard 218 no later than 5PM April 14.


Official Abstract Form


Posters are to be 24 in. X36 in in size, and can be printed from the Learning Resource Center, College of Education (Jenkins Hall 101) for just $6.00!
Please also note that we have some PowerPoint templates which may be helpful in creating your poster.