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Children's Health & Discovery Initiative Call for Posters

Friday, August 2, 2019
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The Children’s Health & Discovery Initiative (CHDI) invites applications to participate in the poster session at this year’s CHDI Research Showcase on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, in the Trent Semans Center, Great Hall.

The Children’s Health & Discovery Initiative (CHDI) was launched by the Department of Pediatrics in 2017, with the goal of fostering multidisciplinary and innovative research that will positively impact childhood and lifelong health. By bringing together researchers from across Duke, both within and outside the School of Medicine, and through collaborations with community and government organizations, the CHDI takes a holistic approach to understanding the early life origins of health and disease. Research efforts cross four key research areas:

  • Genes & Biology
  • Physical Environment
  • Health & Behavior Needs
  • Social & Economic Factors

The Research Showcase will feature presentations from CHDI pilot funding recipients, a poster session for child health researchers from across Duke University, and an announcement of the latest CHDI pilot funding awardees.

 To submit a poster for consideration:

Posters should highlight work that fits within the theme of early life influences of health and disease. Projects across the research spectrum from basic science to population health research are encouraged, and we welcome submissions from investigators from all departments and centers at Duke University. Posters that have been presented at other meetings are welcome.

The poster session will provide an opportunity to network with child health researchers from multiple disciplines and time to interact with research and clinical care leaders from Duke. The session will end with the announcement of the latest CHDI pilot grant awardees and awards for best poster presentations.

To apply to present your poster, please submit the project title, presenting author’s name and contact information, all author names, and a brief abstract (500 words or less). Abstracts will be selected for presentations by the CHDI scientific leadership group. All materials should be uploaded at:

Key Dates

Application deadline:  October 1, 2019

Selection notification: October 10, 2019

Poster presentation: October 30, 2019, 3-4pm (poster must be hung between 1-2pm, maximum size 4ft x 4ft)

Please Contact Jillian Hurst if you have any questions.