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Rush University Forum 2015
(April 29 and 30, 2015)

The 32nd annual Rush University Forum for Research and Clinical Investigation will be held on Wednesday, April 29 & Thursday, April 30. All members of the Rush and Stroger community are invited to the events and to view the poster session.

The Research Forum provides an opportunity to showcase research of faculty and students and to foster awareness of research at Rush University Medical Center and its affiliated institutions. Investigators engaged in basic, clinical or applied research in various disciplines are invited to share their work with one another and to explore new collaborative possibilities.

Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission Deadline has passed.

Abstract should not exceed 375 words.

Please do not use special characters as they may not translate properly. An email response to your address will confirm the receipt of your abstract.

Tips for Abstracts

   1.  Objective/Aim/Hypothesis:
  • Defines the purpose, content or expectations of the work being presented.
  • Why do we care about the problem?
  • What practical, theoretical, scientific or gap is the research filling
   2.  Design/Approach/Methods:
  • A clear, concise description of the methods used to include research design and appropriate statistical terms/statistical analysis.
   3. Results:
  • Data aligned with methodology and objectives.
  • Must include at least preliminary data.
   4. Conclusions:
  • Sound and justified by the data and/or statistical analyses.
   5. Significance:
  • Novel or innovative topic or methods.
   6. Writing Quality:
  • Is the writing clear, concise and grammatically correct?

Location and Display of Posters

Posters will be displayed in the Searle Conference Center, 5th floor, Professional Building (I) at Rush University Medical Center. All abstracts submitted will be assigned a poster number and allotted a space by poster number in the Searle Conference Center. Poster numbers will be available via the electronic forum booklet. The space for your poster display measures 43" (wide) X 50" (high).

You should plan to install your poster Wednesday before 9 a.m. and have it in place through Thursday until 5:30 p.m.

Sigma Xi Poster Session

Judging: Faculty judges will evaluate students, fellows and residents presenting posters as part of the Sigma Xi Poster Competition on Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. Carl Maki, PhD, is the current president of the Rush Chapter of Sigma Xi and will be arranging the details. Abstracts accepted for poster presentation will receive an email notification from the organizing committee with information regarding the poster session.

Awards and Reception: The Sigma Xi Poster Session and Reception on Thursday will provide an opportunity for you to talk with others about your work. The annual Sigma Xi poster award ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m.

Please remove your poster following the poster session on Thursday no later than 5:30 p.m. We cannot be responsible for the loss of or damage to your materials!

Other Information

Note 1: If you think you have a discovery or invention, please contact Shrijay (Jay) Vijayan, PhD, MBA Associate Director, Intellectual Property Office at Rush prior to Monday, March 2nd to discuss the discovery and options for protecting it. Once the abstract is published or the poster is presented, you may have lost certain rights in the invention.

Note 2: The Irwin Press Patient Experience Research Award is given annually to the student project at Rush which uses patient feedback in the most innovative or effective manner. Patient feedback is defined as any as any system of obtaining information from patients/family members about their thoughts, feelings, emotions, actions or evaluation of their health care experience or activities. The award is named in honor of Irwin Press, PhD.  While a professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, he co-founded of Press Ganey Associates, which developed one of the most widely used patient satisfaction surveys.  The award comes with a $100 honorarium from the Patient Experience Research Initiative of the Department of Health Systems Management.

Poster Template (PowerPoint File 422K)

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