Student Paper Award
Dr. Frank T. Peak Essay Competition: 2023 Topic - Health and Technology
The Dr. Frank T. Peak Health Disparities Essay Competition recognizes outstanding student research and scholarship that analyzes the intersections of public health, healthcare and social sciences in order to promote health equity for ethnic/racial minorities and other populations with disadvantages.
- Manuscript Submission Due Date: April 7, 2023
- Award Notification Date: April 14, 2023
- Presentation at 2023 Addressing Health Disparities Seminar: April 29, 2023
Who is Dr. Frank T. Peak?
Dr. Frank T. Peak was a highly regarded Omaha community member dedicated to positive change in under-served communities, primarily North Omaha. Dr. Peak spent his life serving in an effort to eliminate health disparities and build trust between institutions and the communities that they serve. Whether through his early service as a member of the Omaha Chapter of the Black Panther Party or as an integral member of the Creighton University Medical Center as a community relations liaison, Dr. Peak exemplified great leadership and care for social justice through his work and efforts to better our Omaha communities.
Discuss how integration of or intersections of technology/ technological advances have shaped community health, healthcare delivery, or health education.
- Note: this topic can include but not be limited to: technological advances with equipment, the use of technology in communication with patients and community, access to information and resources through technology, updated practice in your respective field due to the advancement of technology, etc.
The Dr. Frank T. Peak Health Disparities Essay Competition recognizes outstanding student research and scholarship that analyzes the intersections of public health, healthcare, and social sciences in order to promote health equity for ethnic/racial minorities and other populations with disadvantages.
To be eligible for the competition, a student must be currently enrolled in an accredited, academic undergraduate or graduate program in the U.S. and be able to present their essay remotely during the 2023 Addressing Health Disparities Seminar on April 29, 2023, in Omaha, Nebraska. The student must be the manuscript author. The paper must not be published, accepted, or under consideration for publication at the time of submission.
- 1st Place: $1000, online presentation at the 2023 Fall Addressing Health Disparities Seminar on Saturday, April 29, 2023. An abstract will be published in the seminar proceedings
- 2nd Place: $500, an abstract will be published in the seminar proceedings
- 3rd Place: $250, an abstract will be published in the seminar proceedings.
Authors should follow the American Psychological Association (7th edition) guidelines throughout the essay. Details are as follows:
- Length should be 2,000 - 2,500 words, excluding title, abstract and references
- Use 1-inch margins • The document should be double spaced and left justified
- Make the cover page a separate document with:
- Essay title
- Word count
- Full author contact information (email, phone number, mailing address)
- Institutional affiliation
- Degree program
- Degree candidacy
- Program director with contact information
- The abstract will need to be:
- Inserted during the application with no identifiers (name, school, etc.)
- Maximum of 500 words, single spaced and left adjusted with 1-inch margins
- State the essay’s proposed title and purpose. Summarize key points, core arguments and conclusions. Avoid merely listing topics to be discussed.
- Omit references, charts and pictures
- The essay should be a separate document that’s:
- Organized in the following format:
- Title and abstract (page 1)
- Body of essay (all sections labeled except introduction)
- Introduction, including essay purpose and strategy
- Literature review and critical analysis
- Discussion with core recommendations and reasoned defense
- Objections or counterarguments with responses
- Conclusion (restates purpose, summarizes key points, optionally suggests needs for future work)
All manuscripts must be received by the CPHHE business office via submission at https://blueq.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9MraPjASUJTICvH by 11:59 p.m. CST April 7, 2023.
Only complete submissions that meet eligibility requirements and essay instructions, which are received by April 7, 2023, will be considered.
Notification of results: April 14, 2023.
Manuscripts are reviewed without author or institutional identification. The text should omit identifying information or obvious clues. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously by an independent panel on the basis of the following: Content relevance, significance, and development; organization and how well the structure meets criteria; clarity, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.