Abstract Submission Info

Abstract Submission for 2019 has closed.  

Please contact Kimberly Smith at kimbsmit@umich.edu for any questions on abstract submission.
Students, postdocs, staff and visiting scholars engaged in Research at the School of Dentistry are encouraged to submit an abstract and present a poster for Research Day 2019.   Individuals who submit will be expected to present their research on Research Day during the poster presentation and exhibitor forum.  Judging changed in 2018, please review the updated information. 

Abstract Submission Eligibility:

  • The research may not have been published (even as an abstact) or presented at any national or international meeting (excluding state, regional or institutional meetings) prior to submission.  
  • The person's participating in the competition must be from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, or the reserach must be in direct collaboartion with a faculty memeber from the School of Dentistry. 

If an abstract is submitted, the presentor(s) are indicating their availability and willingness to present a Poster during the exhibit and poster session of Research Day. 

Abstract Form includes: 

  • Presenter's UMICH Unique name
  • Title of Abstract
  • Authors
  • Department (Faculty mentor)
  • Abstract:  2000 characters maximum
  • Presenter Name(s):  Only list the presenters (not the faculty)
  • Presenter's Emails
  • Faculty Name and email
  • Sources of financial support (if grant funded provide the grant identifier)
  • Category for Judging (info below)
  • Theme (one of 4 Dentistry research foci)
  • Level of Training and lab info
  • Judging request
  • CATEGORY:  Please keep in mind that the category you select during the application process is the category in which you will be judged.  If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to your faculty advisor for advice on the best placement of your research. 

CATEGORY I: Clinical Research / Public Health Research:  focus on clinical research questions in general dentistry or one of the clinical dental specialties and may focus on diagnostic approaches, interventions and/or prevention and/or may evaluate clinical techniques, materials or devices directly related to oral health care.  This category also includes educational research, epidemiology, public health, community-based, and/or public policy research.

CATEGORY II:  Basic and Translational Science Research:  generally hypothesis-driven projects involving some aspect of basic or translational sciences.  Translational research pertains to studies that investigate the application of basic science findings to clinical situations.  Research in this category may address a technique or method involving a biological or physical science.

For Poster guidlines and printing information please refer to the Poster Info webpage.

Any questions please contact dent-research@umich.edu