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.

2020 Dean's Day

The Pitt Public Health Dean’s Day poster showcase will not be held this spring, either live or virtually. We made the difficult decision not to put on a virtual event in recognition of the significant burden that students, staff, and faculty are currently under. We hope that everyone’s energy will go into adapting to online learning and all of our other life challenges right now. Future opportunities for students to present work to virtual audiences will be announced in this space and elsewhere.

Maximize 2019 DEAN’S DAY WINNERS

Past Winners

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


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 "2020 Presentation & Research Poster Samples" on the Communication Tools page.


Check out the Dean's Day FAQs.

Eligible for Public Health
 Grand Rounds