2019 Research Day

First Annual ICHP-Pediatrics Research Day

Sponsored jointly by the Institute for Child Health Policy and UF’s Department of Pediatrics

Thursday, February 7, 2019

8-11 a.m.

Communicore C1-4

Featuring keynote speaker

Sarah Scholle photo

Sarah Scholle, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.

Vice President of Research and Analysis, National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), Washington, D.C.

Dr. Scholle is an expert in health services and quality measurement and has a demonstrated record of moving innovative measurement concepts into implementation, particularly through NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®).

The NCQA is an independent nonprofit organization established in 1990 to develop a standardized approach for measuring the quality of care that doctors and health plans provide to their patients, and for improving the performance of health plans. Scholle sets and leads the research agenda for the NCQA, especially working to expand efforts to vulnerable populations. Her work includes leading health equity innovation efforts for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Office on Minority Health.

Please note the new date, time and location of this year’s event, which coincides with Pediatric Grand Rounds on Thursday, February 7:


8 a.m.—Keynote Address (Communicore Room C1-4)

9-11 a.m.—Poster session and networking reception (Founders Gallery)

Student Research Competition: Three students will receive a $500 professional development award based on the quality of their abstracts and presentations. The award may be used toward conference registration and travel.

ICHP-Pediatrics Research Day is sponsored jointly by UF’s Institute for Child Health Policy and the UF College of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics.

To RSVP, please fill out the form below.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Posters and abstracts must be related to child health research and should have a population or translational  component with clinical relevance. Single event case reports will not be considered.

Important notes for preparing your abstract

Your abstract should be submitted as a Word document and must include the following:

  • Abstract Title: IN ALL CAPS
  • Authors: Last name, First name (Department/Institute/Center affiliation); Last name, First name (Affiliations), etc. Please indicate the presenting author’s name with an asterisk (*)
  • Affiliation: Please indicate department and college. For multiple authors/affiliations, please use numbers to indicate authors and their corresponding affiliation. (Example: Jane Smith(1) / (1) Institute for Child Health Policy, UF College of Medicine)
  • Text: Submitted abstracts should be no more than 300-500 words (single spaced, not including title, authors and affiliations). Please include brief descriptions of your study’s background, methods, results and conclusion(s)
  • References are not required in your abstract. If you choose to use references, please include the journal, volume, year, and page numbers. Keep in mind they will count toward the 500-word maximum.
  • Remember to spell out abbreviations the first time you use them.
  • NOTE: When submitting your abstract, please do not include figures, tables or graphs; formatting of figures, tables and graphs may be lost during transmission of the abstract. However, you may use figures, tables and graphs in your final poster presentation.

Important notes for preparing your poster:

  • Posters dimensions: 48 inches (width) x 36 inches (height). Please make sure your posters do not exceed these dimensions.
  • Be sure to include specific data, methodological details and a clear statement of your conclusion(s).
  • Remember to spell out abbreviations the first time you use them.

Please fill out the form below to RSVP and submit an abstract for this event. All abstracts are due by Thursday, January 17 at 5 p.m.,  Authors will be notified by email of acceptance no later than Thursday, January 24.