Abstracts - Submission Guidance and Instructions

Abstract/Poster Topical Categories

Submit your abstract for consideration under one of the four categories below:

  • Applied, Clinical, & Translational Research
  • Basic Sciences & Natural Sciences
  • Public Health, Epidemiology, & Health Sciences
  • Social, Behavioral, Educational Sciences, & Humanities

Abstract Components

Your abstract must include the following components:

  • Introduction:
    • Should include research context/significance (what question the research is answering, importance in today’s climate), hypothesis or purpose. This should be brief and attractive to the reader.
  • Methodology:
    • Succinct description of the type of study and pertinent information
  • Results & Conclusion:
    • Describe what your results were, what you conclude, and significance of the findings.

NOTE: The abstract should be a summarization—not direct quotations or defense—of the proposed presentation. It should not contain references.

Length Requirement

Your abstract must consist of ≤350 words.

Scoring/Selection (by local judging committee)

The goal of the judges is to recognize true excellence. Judges will use a numerical scoring system with a range of 1 to 5, with 1 being the best (half point scores are allowed: e.g., 1.5, 2.5). The overall score of an abstract will be calculated using the scoring rubric detailed below. That score will be used to determine which authors will be invited to submit posters for the virtual poster presentation and then for the in-person poster presentation.

The same numerical scoring system will be used to select the winning posters for the poster competition. However, to be included in the competition, the completed poster must be submitted for review.

Scoring Rubric:

  • Innovation [1=Contains new concepts/theoretical frameworks, methods, or devices; 5=Contains no new concepts, methods, or devices]
  • Relevance/Importance [1=Significantly advances knowledge in an area which has potential to improve people’s lives; 5=Study does not advance current knowledge]
  • Significance and future directions [1=Importance of findings and where they lead in the future makes sense in the context of the study; 5=Importance of findings or future work absent or extremely unclear]

Submitting Your Abstract - Deadline: April 1, 2024

Choose the appropriate link below and enter the required information in the related Qualtrics survey by Monday, April 1st, 2024. Questions regarding the submission process or science should be directed to the listed primary contact for the respective category.


Primary Contacts: Zvi Loewy (zvi.loewy@touro.edu) & Mary Petzke (mary_petzke@nymc.edu)

Primary Contacts: Kurt Degenhardt (kurt.degenhardt@touro.edu), David Manna (david.manna@touro.edu)

Primary Contact: David Markenson (david_markenson@nymc.edu)

Primary Contact: Sabra Brock (sabra.brock@touro.edu)

For all questions regarding Research Day 2024 logistics, please contact Paola Salazar (psalazar@nymc.edu).