Center of Excellence Student Abstract Submission


2023 Health Disparities Symposium

 "Promoting Healthy Communities"


Student Call for Poster Abstracts

We are soliciting abstracts for poster presentations. More specifically, we seek Research, Teaching and Extension abstracts that reflect the focus of the symposium. The theme for this event is, “Promoting Healthy Communities”. The upcoming symposium will focus on solutions to improve the health and well-being of underserved and minority populations. We encourage abstracts from all disciplines including the arts, agriculture, business, education, engineering, humanities, health and social sciences. Abstracts will be presented as posters. First, second and third place winners will be selected.

Please review the Abstract Submission Guidelines before submitting your abstract.


Potential abstract themes include but are not limited to the following:

  1. What are Health Disparities and the Impact on Minority Health?
  2. The Role of Translational Research in Diet-Related Disparities: Bench to Bedside
  3. Community Engagement and its Impact on Diet-Related Disparities
  4. Barriers, Opportunities, and Challenges for Addressing Diet Related Disparities
  5. Disparities to Food Access: Food Deserts and Food Insecurity Health Disparities



We are soliciting abstracts for poster presentation.  Abstracts from all fields are encouraged.  Abstracts presented at other meetings are allowed. 

Abstracts will be accepted via electronic submission only.  Abstracts that do not conform to official guidelines will NOT be accepted.

Abstracts will not be considered unless submitted electronically via

REGISTRATION: All presenting authors are required to register/pre-register for the Symposium.  There is no cost to the student for registering.

DEADLINE: All abstracts must be submitted electronically no later than 11:59 PM CST on February 15, 2022.  No corrections will be allowed.

PRESENTATION FORMAT: Selected abstracts will be presented during the student’s Poster Session.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT: All abstract submitters will receive notification of receipt from the Abstract Review Committee within 48 hours of submission.  Acceptance notifications will be sent no later than March 1.  All notifications regarding abstract submissions will be made via email.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Please submit abstracts utilizing the abstract template to

Your abstract must be at least 200 words/no more than 300 words (350 including title and acknowledgements) and be formatted as follows:



All abstracts should be organized using the following format: TITLE (uppercase) must be a maximum of 50 characters, spaces and punctuation included. AUTHORS (mixed cases) who have significantly contributed to the work should be listed.  The recommended limit is 10 authors.

  • The presenting author must be a student and listed first (uppercase letters). • For each author, include the first and second initials with the last name. Separate authors with a semicolon. • Example: FC JONES; AF Hill; KG Witherspoon AFFILIATIONS (capitalized). Community partners are encouraged.
  • List institution(s) where work was performed. Include author initials after the corresponding affiliation. • Example: Southern University (FCJ); New Way Out Ministries (AFH, KGW)
  • PURPOSE, BACKGROUND and SIGNIFICANCE (header in uppercase) Explain the importance of the research or activity to include objectives, goals, and purpose.
  • DESIGN METHODS (header in uppercase) Briefly explain the procedure and strategy used to gather the information presented.
  • RESULTS (header in uppercase) What did you find when you performed the analysis of the information presented? Tables and charts are NOT allowed in your submission.
  • DISCUSSION / CONCLUSION (header in uppercase) How does the result address the challenge or issue? How do the reported findings contribute to the knowledge in the respective field.
  • Authors are encouraged to acknowledge grant support for work where applicable.



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