Submit Materials

Submit Meeting Materials

We are asking each Center to contribute the following mateials to this year's meeting:

Center Highlights:

We will be compiling a Highlights Book prior to the meeting and making it available both as a PDF and hard copy. This year we are asking Centers to submit their material online to simplify the compilation and layout of the text. The form will ask for the following information: Center theme, recent scientific accomplishments (350 word limit), recent COEC accomplishments (350 word limit), and four recent exemplary publications. The deadline for submitting your highlights is Friday, March 22, 2013, at 5:00 pm PST. Click on the button below to access the online form.

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Each Center is asked to bring 2 posters (one Research Highlight and one COEC poster). In addition, Centers who received a supplemental award this past year are asked to bring a third poster with highlights of the supplement project.

Research Highlights Poster: Please provide a poster that showcases a research accomplishment from the past year.

Outreach/Engagement Highlight Poster: Please provide a poster that showcases a Public Engagement accomplishment from the past year.

Supplement Project Poster: Five groups received supplemental funding this past year. The lead institution on each supplement is responsible for coordinating and printing a poster that highlights the accomplishments of the supplement project. For the five leads on these projects, this poster will be in addition to the other two posters described above.

Posters should be no larger than 44" tall and 45" wide. Please submit your poster abstracts to us by Friday, March 22, 2013, at 5:00 pm PST so that we can compile them into a poster abstract booklet. Click on the button below to access the online form.

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COEC History Wall:

This activity will be a great way to kick-off the meeting and reflect on the many accomplishments and milestone events in the history of COEC. The History Wall activity will take place on Wednesday, April 17 at 3:00 p.m. and will last until 4:30 p.m. While the focus is on COEC, we are encouraging EHS Core Center Directors to attend and get involved. So please plan your arrival times accordingly!

Prior to the meeting, please:

  • Reflect on your COECs most important outcomes, milestones and accomplishments since it was started
  • Collect ideas & items to post on the wall (more than just words):
    • Pictures – from a key event, individual or group shot of people in your COEC, etc.
    • Documents – brochures, factsheets, curricular materials (cover page or image of large docs)
  • Be prepared to post 5-10 ideas to the wall

We will use a fun, social media approach to posting materials. Think of your ideas as Tweets! Keep them brief and use hashtags (#Nursing, #ethics, #policy) and @ to identify who the event belongs to (@NIEHS, @UNC, @UW). We’ll provide sticky notes (5x7) and paper for folks to use, but we hope that you will think about bringing items that provide more visual interest.

If you have questions about the History Wall, please contact Marilyn Hair (