Annual Aging Institute Research Day

About Research Day

The Aging Institute Research Day is an annual opportunity for researchers and clinicians from the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC, Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, Robert Morris University, and other academic institutions to socialize, network, and view posters that showcase the latest in aging research.

The event occurs each year in the spring and is held at the University Club at the University of Pittsburgh.

2017 Research Day


Awards will be presented for the best posters in these categories:

  • Junior faculty
  • Candidates for clinical or research doctorates, or Master's level students
  • Post-Doctoral Fellows (those who have completed a clinical or research doctorate and are still in training)
  • Clinical Practitioners, Administrators, etc. doing quality or practice improvement

Poster Abstract Submissions

A poster session is a graphic presentation of authors' reports.

The authors illustrate their findings by displaying graphs, photos, diagrams, and descriptive text on the poster boards. Discussions are held with registrants who are viewing the boards. Many authors find it helpful to present a brief introduction to answer questions and allow the remainder of the time for more in-depth discussions.

Authors must remain with their poster presentations throughout the day.

If handouts accompany the poster, the author should bring approximately 75 copies that highlight contact information.

No audiovisual equipment is permitted for poster presentations.

Poster Abstract Categories

Research Poster Abstract

Research poster abstracts may focus on any aspect of aging. The research may be original or replicated studies.

Quality Improvement Poster Abstract

A Quality Improvement poster abstract may be the result of an organizational process that when applied to the field of aging achieves a desired outcome or meets or exceeds a benchmark for a standard of geriatric practice.


Research day is sponsored by The Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, including:

  • School of Dental Medicine
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • Graduate School of Public Health
  • School of Social Work

And by:

  • UPMC Health Plan
  • University Center for Social and Urban Research
  • Office of the Provost, University of Pittsburgh

​Contact Us

For more information about the Aging Institute's Research Day, contact Jen Bissell at

2016 Research Day Recap and Poster Abstracts

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