Dean's Day


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Since 1999, Dean’s Day—Pitt Public Health’s annual showcase of student research—has hosted poster sessions during which students present their work to a multidisciplinary audience.  Faculty members judge presentations, students evaluate posters for Grand Rounds credit, and the Pitt Public Health community learns about the research our students are conducting.

To participate, students must prepare and submit an abstract. All students who submit abstracts give poster presentations. All currently matriculated Pitt Public Health students are eligible to compete, with the exception of the previous year’s first place master’s and doctoral winners. 

The Pitt Public Health 2021 Dean's Day poster showcase will be held 
April 5-7, 2021.

The Pitt Public Health 2020 Dean’s Day poster showcase was not held last spring due to COVID-19. Therefore, no winners were selected. However, you can read through the abstracts below to learn about our students research interests!

Maximize 2019 DEAN’S DAY WINNERS

Past Winners

View all of the the past Dean’s Day award winners.


Submit an abstract

The abstract deadline for posters is Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 11:59 pm. 

Abstract submission form 

Preparing a Poster

Design, writing, and the do's and don'ts of a good poster. 


Watch a short YouTube video from HSLS on How to create a Quality Scientific Poster.

Templates with updated Pitt branding are available under the "PowerPoint and Research Poster Samples" on the Communication Tools page.


Check out the Dean's Day FAQs.

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