The Poster Session features posters on various aging-related topics dealing with psychosocial, biomedical, and clinical/applied research. Posters are presented by faculty, research scientists, postdocs, and students.
The application for the Poster Session and/or the New Investigator Award automatically registers applicants for the IOA Annual Colloquium. Applicants’ poster abstracts undergo a scientific review and an acceptance process.
New Investigator Awards
Awards are given to UW–Madison students or advanced trainees to recognize outstanding achievement in aging or life course studies. Winners receive a monetary award and their research is showcased in the event’s Poster Session.
Award Eligibility & Rules:
- Applicants must be UW–Madison students or advanced trainees (including undergraduates; graduate or medical students; or postdoctoral fellows or trainees). Faculty/staff are not eligible for the award.
- Work must be performed within the previous two academic years.
- Work must be substantially the applicant’s own research.
- Applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from their faculty advisor/mentor. It should:
- include the statement “I can confirm that the work is substantially the applicant’s own” or something equivalent
- be on letterhead with a handwritten signature.
- Applicant must be available to attend the IOA Annual Colloquium in order to present their work in poster format and be available for the award presentation.
- Award selections are made by a team of IOA affiliates, based on:
- importance/significance of the work to aging or life course studies
- quality of the research
- accessibility of the work to a general audience
- strength of the letter of recommendation.
- Previous winners are not eligible to apply.
2023 New Investigator Award Winners:
2023 winners received $500 awards and their research was showcased in the event’s Poster Session.
Clinical/Applied Research Award: Helen Omuya
Psychosocial Research Award: Yue Qin
Biological/Biomedical Research Award: Michelle Sonsalla
2022 New Investigator Award Winners:
2022 winners received $500 awards and their research was showcased in the event’s Poster Session.
Biological Research Award: Reji Babygirija
Neuroscience Research Award: Anna Finley
Biomedical Research Award: Dennis Minton
Health Research Award: Junha Park
Clinical Care Award: Kathryn Wust