Mentored Student Research Program

Des Moines, IA US
July 21, 2017

MSRP 2017

Research is vital and at DMU students are vital to research.

Contributions from students are vital in helping move campus research forward. The Mentored Student Research Program is an excellent opportunity for students to highlight their research findings. We’re excited to offer both oral and poster presentations and all summer research students are invited to participate. Students may present on any topic or experience related to research.

Registration and Abstract Submission


Registration

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Once you're logged in, click the green "ENTER" button found in the Course Summary box to the right. Your registration will then be confirmed.

Abstract Submission

  • Abstract submission: Friday, July 14 at 12 pm

Submit your abstract.
View an abstract example. 

  • Notification of oral presentations: Friday, July 14 at 5 pm
     
  • Poster submission to the DMU print shop: Tuesday, July 18 by 3 pm

Download the print shop order form.
 

Quick Links

Submit Your AbstractKeynote SpeakerAbstract GuidelinesOral Presentations
Poster PresentationsPoster PowerPoint TemplatesIRB or IACUC ApprovalFrequently Asked Questions

Agenda

The agenda will be updated as additional details become available.

TimeAgenda
8:30 amRegistration, Breakfast, and Poster Viewing
9 amWelcome
Jeffrey Gray, PhD
Vice President of Research and Global Initiatives, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Des Moines University
9:15 am

Keynote Address

10:15 amPoster Viewing
10:45 amStudent Oral Presentations
11 amStudent Oral Presentations
11:15 amGroup Picture
11:30 amPoster Viewing
12 pmLunch and Poster Viewing
12:30 pmStudent Oral Presentations
12:45 pmStudent Oral Presentations
1 pmAdjourn

Keynote Speaker

Alexandra J. Greenberg, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Mayo Clinic

Education

  • BA: Grinnell College
  • MPH: Quantitative Methods, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • PhD: Mayo Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Cancer Epidemiology, Mayo Clinic
  • Cancer Prevention Fellowship: Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, and Outcomes Research Branch, Healthcare Delivery Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Abstract Guidelines

Submit your abstract.
View an abstract example. 

Abstract categories include:

  • Biomedical Science
  • Education
  • Movement Science
  • Public Health

All abstracts will be published in the meeting program. Please submit your abstract according to the following guidelines:

  • Format: Microsoft Word format
  • Font: Arial, 11 point
  • Margins: 1 inch on all sides
  • Spacing: Single-spaced
  • Justification: Left
  • Abstract body length: No more than 250 words
  • Type the title first, using title casing.
  • Capitalize the first letter of each word except prepositions, articles and species names. Italicize scientific names of organisms.
  • List all authors, institutional affiliations and short addresses (city and state only).
  • Bold the names of the author(s) presenting the work.

Abstract Example

Writing Tips

Consider the following questions when preparing your abstract:

  • Does the abstract clearly state the aim of the project (i.e. a research question, theoretical issue, or problem)?
  • Is the significance of work clearly stated?
  • If relevant, are the methods, data collection, and analysis procedures well-designed and appropriate to the question addressed?
  • Are the conclusions justified in relation to the data and/or analysis/description?
  • Is the abstract written clearly and organized well?

Oral and Poster Presentations

Students will have the opportunity to discuss their research through oral or poster presentations. Most students do not complete an entire research project during the summer, but rather work on a portion of a larger study. When thinking about doing an oral or poster presentation, it is perfectly acceptable to focus the student’s presentation on hypotheses and methodology in the absence of conclusive results. It is ideal if you begin discussing with your student early in the summer about what they can present.

Oral Presentations

Students may apply to be selected to be included in the student keynote portion of the closing program. Four students will be chosen to give an oral presentation involving 12 minutes to speak and 3 minutes for audience questions about the research they conducted throughout the summer.

If the work is co-authored, only the PRESENTING author will submit on behalf of all co-authors. The names of all co-authors must be listed in the submission form. For work with multiple authors, the authors can decide among themselves their various roles in presenting within the 12 minute limit.

A moderator keeps track of your presentation time and may also facilitate the discussion. Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 will be used to project slides. Please make sure your presentation is compatible with this program. If you prefer to use a MAC computer you will be responsible for bringing an adaptor. Presentation and video files should be stored on USB drives.

Resources

Poster Presentations

Students who are not doing an oral presentation must present a poster to showcase their work over the summer. The posters will be displayed during the closing program. If the work is co-authored, only the PRESENTING author will submit on behalf of all co-authors. The names of all co-authors must be listed in the submission form. 

  • Materials to hang your poster will be available onsite.
  • Posters are displayed throughout the day. Please do not remove your poster until the end of the day’s activities.
  • Posters must be hung by 8 am and removed by 1:30 pm. If you’re able, please hang your poster as early as possible as we encourage people to view them the entire day.
  • Prepare and practice a short summary speech—no more than 3 minutes—about your project. This is an excellent networking opportunity, so it is important to speak and interact professionally.
  • Any remaining posters will be kept in the CME office (AC #430) until July 28, 2017.

Printing Guidelines

Resources

IRB or IACUC Approval

If your project involves human or animal research, you must have obtained IRB or IACUC approval, unless you are clearly presenting your work as a proposed project and make it clear that absolutely no research has yet been conducted. Posters involving such research should indicate an approval number or state that no research has been conducted. Anyone giving an oral presentation on a project involving human or animal research must have an IRB or IACUC approval. For questions, please contact the DMU Office of Research at 515-271-1445.

Dress Code

Business casual.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions regarding the Mentored Student Research Program? Click here. If your question isn’t answered, please contact DMU CME at cme@dmu.edu or 515-271-1596.

Questions

515-271-1596
cme@dmu.edu
https://cme.dmu.edu

    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 3.00 AOA Category 2­A
    • 3.00 CPME
    • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 3.00 CE Contact Hours
    Course opens: 
    05/31/2017
    Course expires: 
    07/21/2017
    Event starts: 
    07/21/2017 - 8:30am
    Event ends: 
    07/21/2017 - 1:00pm
    Cost:
    $0.00
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    Available Credit

    • 3.00 AOA Category 2­A
    • 3.00 CPME
    • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 3.00 CE Contact Hours

    Accreditation Period

    Course opens: 
    05/31/2017
    Course expires: 
    07/21/2017

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