Research Investigator Science Expo: Abstract submissions due Monday, March 27


Communicate your ideas to non-scientists and have a chance to present to the Feinstein Institute’s Board of Directors.

RISE is a competition that incorporates objectives from Northwell Health’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Literacy. It encourages interaction between the health system and community while providing science education and promoting health literacy.

Post docs, fellows, residents, doctoral students, institute scientists and research scientists conducting scientific research within Northwell Health are eligible to participate. For other eligibilities, please send a query to

The RISE finalists will give presentations about their projects to a general audience and diverse panel of judges. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. This program is open to all Health System employees and members of the community. A reception will be held while the judges deliberate, and continue after the winners are announced.

Abstract submissions are due Monday, March 27

Submit an abstract presenting a scientific research project performed in the health system. The goal is to present the research in terms that can be understood by someone with no scientific training. The focus is on how you present your data in simple terms; no figures, tables, or references (your grandmother or niece should be able to read and understand your abstract).

  • Maximum 300 words, Times New Roman size 12 font, single-spaced
  • An applicant should be a part of the submitted research project
  • The applicant should consent to be available at all the given dates and times

Submit your abstract to

Oral Presentations

Tuesday, May 2nd at 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Wednesday, May 3rd at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Selected candidates will present their projects to a diverse panel of judges.

  • The focus will be on the ability to communicate ideas to non-scientists
  • Only the abstract author can present the project submitted
  • Presentation may not exceed 10 minutes, with an additional five minutes for questions
  • Audio-visual technology may be used
  • Feedback will be given
  • Three presenters will be selected by the judges to advance to the finals

Final Oral Presentations

Thursday, May 11th at 1:00 PM
Open to the organization and the community.

Selected candidates will present their projects to a diverse panel of judges.

  • Finalists will present their research to a general audience and a diverse panel of judges
  • Presenters will be judged on their ability to communicate their ideas to the general audience
  • The award will be in the form of My Recognition points
  • All the three finalists will also present their research at Port Washington library same day at 7:30 pm

1st prize: 200,000 pts (equivalent to $1000*)
2nd prize: 150,000 pts (equivalent to $750*)
3rd prize: 100,000 pts (equivalent to $500*

* Taxable award

Refreshments will be provided.

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