Annual Research Day

researchers talking to judges about their research projects

Call for Abstracts Due Web., Feb. 8, 2023

Research Day is intended as a forum to highlight research conducted at the UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford, as well as affiliated and regional institutions. All students, faculty and health care professionals are invited to participate!

Research Day 2023 is Friday, March 31, 2023, at the UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford. Primary authors are required to be IN-PERSON for both Judging Night on Thursday, March 30, and Research Day.

Submissions can focus on:

Basic Science Research, Clinical Research, Clinical Case Reports, Social Science Research, Quality Improvement Projects, Public Health Research, Program Evaluation, or Community Impact Research

Literature reviews and program implementation projects without outcome data are not permitted.

For more information, contact [email protected]

Friday, March 31, 2023
Research Day 2023

Resources to Prepare for Research Day

Abstract submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2023


  1. Watch the Video Tutorial: Writing an Abstract so you know what is expected for a research abstract submission.
  2. Review Abstract Examples.
  3. Write your abstract.
  4. Read the Abstract Submission Preview so you know what to have ready before you begin the online abstract submission form (the form must be completed at one time and cannot be saved to complete later).
  5. Click the button below to access the online abstract submission form.



Poster Guidelines  |  Poster Templates  |  Basic Science Example  |  Case Report Example  |  Clinical Example  |  Community Example


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Tentative Schedule

9:15 a.m. Welcome Address
9:30 a.m. Keynote Address
11:00 a.m. Panel Discussion
12:30 p.m. Poster Viewing and Lunch
2:15 p.m. Student Presentations
3:45 p.m. Presentation of Awards
4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

Previous Research Day Winners and Awards

Previous Research Days

2021  |  2020  |  2019  |  2018  |  2017  |  2016


Best Basic Science Research Poster Award  |  Sponsored by: Department of Biomedical Sciences

Best Basic Science Research Poster Award  |  Sponsored by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Best Case Report Award  |  Sponsored by: Rockford Anesthesiologists Associated

Best Clinical Research Poster Award  |  Sponsored by: Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center

Best MBT Student Research Poster Award  |  Sponsored by: Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology (MBT) Program and Department of Biomedical Sciences

Best Student Technical Poster Awards (Two Awards)  |  Sponsored by: Winnebago County Medical Society

Best Use of Literature in a Student Research Project Award  |  Sponsored by: Crawford Library of the Health Sciences-Rockford

CCTS Best Clinical-Translational Research Poster Award  |  Sponsored by: UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science

CCTS Best Community-Translational Research Poster Award  |  Sponsored by: UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science

College of Pharmacy Outstanding Poster Award  |  Sponsored by: UIC College of Pharmacy at Rockford

Dean’s Action Council Award  |  Sponsored by: Office of the Regional Dean, UICOMR

Innovation in Basic Science Research Award  |  Sponsored by: Office of the Regional Dean, UICOMR

James Scholar Award  |  Sponsored by: James Scholar Program

NCRHP Poster Award for Encouraging Excellence in Rural Health  |  Sponsored by: National Center for Rural Health Professions

Sister Mary Linus Nowak Research Award  |  Sponsored by: Saint Anthony College of Nursing

Supporting Model Public Health Practices Research Award  |  Sponsored by: Winnebago County Health Department and its Board of Health