MUSC Research Day

Research Day 2019

Each year, on the first Friday in November, MUSC holds its annual Perry V. Halushka Research Day (RD). This year, Research Day will be held on Friday, November 5, 2021

We will continue to hold MUSC Research Day virtually for 2021. Below are important guidelines and deadlines for the event.

  • Abstract submission (word document) will be through RedCap as in previous years.
  • The deadline for abstract submission is Friday September 3, 2021 @ 11:59PM
  • Each presenter will be notified of their status (oral/poster/session#) by October 18, 2021.
  • All poster and oral presentations will be presented live as a virtual event on Research Day (November 5, 2021) via Teams to determine 1st and 2nd place winners in each session.

RD is run like a major meeting and gives presenters a chance to practice delivering oral or poster presentations in a “safe” environment. MUSC RD is open to all undergraduates (high school, college), students in all six colleges, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows and residents, as well as staff scientists and research specialists who performed research in the year leading up to RD. The number of presentations has increased steadily to over 200 each year, divided into sessions for undergraduates, clinical-professional-masters, PhD, postdoc-resident-fellow, as well as staff scientists and research specialists. Teams of faculty judges award points according to scientific content, clarity and quality of delivery, and question handling, and the first and second place winners in each subdivision receive significant prizes ($500 and $200, respectively).

RD is a great opportunity to practice presentation skills and receive constructive criticism. Awards are also given in special categories including Interprofessional Research, John Vournakis Innovation, Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center, Center on Aging, Health Humanities and Sigma Xi. New this year is the Technology Applications Center for Healthful Lifestyles(TACHL) award. 

Here is an overview of the TACHL Awards:

TACHL Award - Innovative Strategies to Improve Health Equity or Access to Care
Sponsored by Technology Applications Center for Healthful Lifestyles (TACHL)
$200 First Prize Poster
$100 Second Prize Poster
$200 First Prize Oral
$100 Second Prize Oral

Abstracts should highlight innovative research leveraging technology to equitably improve population health by expanding access to reduce health disparities.

To be considered for this award, presentation or abstracts should include one of the following areas:

  • Strategies to improve access to care utilizing novel technological methodology.
  • Intervention or policy development across the healthcare system or community which aim to reduce or eliminate health inequities.
  • Innovation in mHealth, telehealth, or other technology to improve access to healthcare.
  • Strategies to improve recruitment and retention of minority research participants
  • Aims focused upon health equity, health disparities, and the social determinants of health using technology.

RD also functions as a showcase for the wealth of research being conducted at MUSC and is the day the University truly celebrates its research mission.

The deadline for abstract submission is 11:59 PM, Friday, September 3, 2021.