- 2019 MHSRS
Young Investigator Competition
2019 MHSRS Young Investigator (YI) Competition
Qualifications: Primary authors and presenters must be residents,
fellows, doctoral candidates or post-docs/individuals with a doctoral
degree within five years of graduation from a terminal degree. Service
academy cadets are also eligible for this presentation category.
Previous winners are not eligible to submit. A previous winner is
defined as one who has placed first, second or third in the oral
competition at any previous MHSRS meeting.
For an abstract to be considered under the YI category, choose "Young
Investigator Competition" on the Abstract Submission form. Submit YI
abstracts under the appropriate Research Topic area.
YI abstracts undergo two levels of review. First, the Research Topic
area's subject matter expert panel will technically assess and score the
submitted YI abstracts. The highest scoring YI abstracts will be
forwarded by the panel chairperson to the next level. This is a
DoD-level review performed by a different panel of reviewers, who will
select ~10 YI abstracts for oral presentations at a special plenary
session during the symposium. These oral presentations will be ~10
minutes in length which includes a 2 minute question period. At the
MHSRS, the oral presentations will be assessed and scored by a third set
of judges from both the DoD and academic scientific community. The top
three scoring oral presentations will be recognized at the 2019 MHSRS
If the YI abstract is not nominated for an oral presentation at the
special plenary session, it will be considered for an oral or poster
presentation under the abstract's Research Topic Area.
Questions concerning the YI Competition should be directed to: