4th Annual DSHS Student Research Day

Due Date: Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Fourth Annual Student Research Day of the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences at UNC-CH will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the ground floor auditorium (1131) and lobby of the Bioinformatics Building on campus. We look forward to building on our success from past years in providing the DSHS Community an opportunity to share and celebrate the scholarly contributions that our students are making to the professions.


First and second year Ph.D. students are required to make oral presentations related to their predissertation projects; first year students present their proposed research, and second year students present their completed projects. These presentations will be 20 minutes each (15 minutes prepared talk and 5 minutes Q & A).


All other presentations will be in poster format. We encourage students to submit proposals for varied types of research projects, including:

  • systematic reviews of empirical evidence related to evidence-based practice questions;
  • proposed research projects designed to address a documented gap in knowledge related to communication sciences and/or disorders;
  • reports on research projects in progress for which results are not yet available, or are of a preliminary nature; and
  • completed research projects.


All presenters, including those making required presentations for a class or fellowship, must submit abstracts of their proposed presentation to the DSHS Research Committee by midnight on Sunday, April 1. Proposals should be formatted single-spaced, in Arial 11-point font, and with 1-inch margins. Please make sure the proposal fits on a single page. The abstracts should be structured using the template shown below, with appropriate formatting. Examples from the 2011 Student Research Day abstract book may also be helpful as a guideline for preparing abstracts: http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/sphs/student%20research%20day%2011.pdf

Submit proposals electronically to Dr. Adam Jacks (adam_jacks@med.unc.edu) by midnight on April 1, 2012. Any questions can be directed to Dr. Jacks or other members of the DSHS Research Committee: Drs. Katarina Haley, Lori Leibold, Linda Watson, or Sharon Williams.

The abstracts will be reviewed to ensure appropriateness for presentation at the Research Day and to help us plan for the event. The abstracts will be published in an abstract book for the 2012 Student Research Day. Opportunities for printing your poster will be forthcoming in a separate email.





Author Names                                                                         Type of presentation (Oral, Poster)



Purpose or Research Questions







Background (brief review of the issues in existing research or clinical practice that led you to do this project)








Methods/Proposed Methods (e.g., Participant and procedures for original research, or search and analytical strategies for research reviews)







Results/Anticipated Results


Discussion (e.g., interpretation of results; potential contribution of anticipated results)