Request for Abstracts: Focus on Poverty and Health Care Mini-Summit

The UT Knoxville Focus on Poverty will feature a mini-summit on March 31, on the topic of health and health care issues facing those in or near poverty. The day-long event will include two morning sessions that will spotlight graduate student and faculty research being undertaken at UT Knoxville in this broad area.

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH SHOWCASE: Depending on the response to this request for abstracts, a review committee will select up to five graduate students to each give a ten-minute presentation on their work. Time will be available for open Q&A following the presentations. Students who are invited to participate in the session will each be awarded $100. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of the project’s relevance to the theme of health care and poverty and the student’s progress toward their degree. The selection committee will also strive for diversity and broad representation across departments and colleges.

FACULTY RESEARCH SHOWCASE: Again depending on the response to this request for abstracts, a review committee will select up to four faculty members to each give a fifteen-minute presentation on their work. Additional faculty members will be invited to serve as discussants (one per presentation). Time will also be available for open Q&A following the presentations by the authors and discussants. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of the project’s relevance to the theme of health care and poverty. The selection committee will also strive for diversity and broad representation across departments and colleges.

INSTRUCTIONS: Interested students and faculty should send a one-page document to Dr. Donald Bruce (dbruce@utk.edu, 722 Stokely Management Center, (865) 974-6088) by February 15, 2010, with the following information:

  • Name and full contact information including telephone and e-mail
  • Program of study, intended degree, and projected date of completion (students only)
  • Brief (250 words or less) overview of the research you would like to present