Research Day 2011

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Research Day will be held Friday, April 15, 2011 in the Physical Education Building Lobby and Fenn Tower Panel Hall...MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!

The College of Sciences and Health Professions invites submission of abstracts for Research Day poster session from all students and faculty on current research, teaching, and service topics.


Submit an abstract electronically as an attached file to using the format below.  In the email subject line, indicate: ‘COSHP Poster Abstract’ followed by the first author’s last name, department (e.g., COSHP Poster Abstract – Graf, PSY). The deadline for submitting abstracts is 8:00am Monday, April 4, 2011.  Submitting authors will be contacted by email after submissions have been received.

REQUIRED ABSTRACT FORMAT (use sample below as guide):

  • MicrosoftWord for PC (not Mac/Apple or Word Perfect)
  • Times New Roman 10 point; full justification
  • TITLE:  All capital letters & bold; do not indent
  • AUTHORS:  List names (first name, middle initial, last name) and highest degrees.  Presenting author should be in bold; list department and institution below authors.  If there are two or more authors from different departments or institutions, use superscript numbers to identify affiliations
  • Leave one blank line between the title/author block and the text
  • TEXT: Single spaced; do not indent
  • Text should not exceed 300 words



Allyson S. Graf, B.A.1, Brian F. Blake, Ph.D.1, Jillian Hughes, M.A.2, Kimberly A. Neuendorf, Ph.D.3
1Department of Psychology, Cleveland State University; 2Marketing Strategies Inc.;       
                3 School of Communication, Cleveland State University

In Germany, Stober and Colleagues (1999, 2001) presented evidence for the validity of the SDS-17, a new measure of “social desirability bias,” i.e. distorted self report of responses that present oneself in a socially attractive manner.  Measures of the magnitude of this bias may be dependent upon the cultural surrounding, however. Three experiments (n=800) assessed the SDS-17’s validity in the USA environment. In all conditions in all three studies, SDS-17 scores correlated highly with scores . . . . . .




10:00am – 12:00pm Poster set-up (Physical Education Building Lobby)
12:30pm 3:45pm Poster Session (Physical Education Building Lobby)
Poster authors should plan to be at their posters during these times:
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm  Odd numbered posters
2:15 pm –3:30 pm  Even numbered posters
3:45pm 4:00pm Poster take down
4:00pm 5:30pm Keynote Speaker and Presentation of Outstanding Research Award
(Fenn Tower Panel Hall)


This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Sailen Barik, Director of Cleveland State University's Center for Gene Regulation in Health and Disease (GRHD).

Title: How a pulmonary virus robs our innate immunity: The story of Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid

Abstract: Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a major cause of severe pediatric respiratory disease, infects roughly 64 million children annually and kills a fifth of a million. Decades of effort to generate a reliable antiviral drug or vaccine against the virus have met with failure. The new focus is, therefore, to understand how the virus so efficiently destroys our innate immune system. This has led to the discovery, partly by our group, of two unique virally-encoded proteins, which work both alone and together, to creatively evade our immune functions and thereby promote robust virus growth. We will discuss the mechanisms by which these two proteins work and our current effort to generate a better vaccine by counteracting them.



College of Sciences and Health Professions Research Day participants are welcome to print their posters on the large format printer located in the Department of Biological, Geological & Environmental Sciences, Room G-76 (SR G-76).  (This room is across the hall from the Remote Sensing Lab where the printer was previously housed) There will be a sign-up sheet outside the lab for poster printing Monday, April 4-Thursday, April 14.  Please sign up early and plan to print your posters early. 

Please follow these guidelines for poster printing in SR G-76:

1. Take your file on a CD or flash drive to the lab.  You can log on to the designated computer to the right as you walk in and use any program on the computer to print your poster.  (PowerPoint and CorelDraw are commonly used)

2.  The printer is 42 inches wide.  One dimension of your poster must be 42 inches or less.  The typical poster size is 42” x 48”.  The maximum size of posters for Research Day is 42” x 72”.  The poster display panels will not accommodate larger posters.

3.  You should allow at least 15 minutes for your poster to print.  If you make an appointment, please be prompt so that others can use the lab most efficiently.  The wait gets MUCH LONGER during the last few days!

4.  Please do not attempt to change paper or ink.  Let a lab assistant know when paper or ink is low or if you experience any other problems. 

Some instructions for creating a poster using PowerPoint can be found at

NOTE: Past experience has shown that posters created using PowerPoint often have problems that are not evident until printed.  To avoid this, save your document as a PDF in Adobe Acrobat or one of the free downloadable PDF converters available.  One such software is found at:  Follow the instructions for converting to PDF.