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8th Annual VCU Women’s Health Research Day

From Bench, To Bedside, To Community:
Focal Topics in Women’s Health Research

Wednesday, April 04, 2012 | 1:00-4:30 pm
Jonah L. Larrick Student Center, MCV Campus
900 Turpin Street, Richmond, VA

VCU NEWS: Faculty & Students Celebrate Eighth Annual Women's Health Research Day

Women’s Health Research Day is a celebration and promotion of research activities in Women's Health at VCU. The program will comprise of a plenary session showcasing four outstanding researchers at VCU. A poster session will follow.

Awards will be given for best posters in basic, clinical and social behavioral science, the Elizabeth Fries Young Investigator Award for best overall poster by a junior investigator and a Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in Women’s Health Research Award to the poster that best demonstrates interdisciplinary investigator collaboration in women’s health.

All VCU faculty, residents, students, staff, and community members interested in innovative research in women’s health are welcome and encouraged to attend. Come and meet colleagues and potential collaborators. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required, of all participants. Onsite registration will be available on the day of the event.

AGENDA click here
(includes schedule of events)

Event slides click here

Flyer click here

Abstract Listings click here

For questions, contact RaShel Charles at 827-2241 or rcharles@vcu.edu


Women’s Health Research Day at VCU
2012 Poster Awards

The Elizabeth Fries Young Investigator Award is awarded in memory of Dr. Elizabeth Fries to a young investigator whose work demonstrates great promise in advancing women’s health research. This award is named in honor of Elizabeth Fries, PhD, who was an Associate Professor of Psychology, Co-Director of the Massey Cancer Center Cancer Prevention and Control Program, and Director of Research for the Institute for Women’s Health at VCU. Dr. Fries died in May, 2004 at the age of forty-two.

Elizabeth Fries Young Investigator Award
Name: Masayuki Nagahashi
Poster # 7 click here to view abstract
Poster Title: “Sphingosine kinase 1-induced sphingosine-1-phosphate promotes breast cancer progression by stimulating angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis”

The Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in Women’s Health Research Award is awarded to the poster that best demonstrates interdisciplinary investigator collaboration in women’s health. 

Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in Women’s Health Research
Name: Jean Cheek
Poster # 37 click here to view abstract
Poster Title: Intimate Partner Violence Reduction in the Health Care System and the Integration of the Forensic Unit into a Multidisciplinary- Evidence Based Response

Best posters in basic science, clinical, and socail behavioral science:

Basic Science Award
Name: Masayuki Nagahashi
Poster #7 click here to view abstract
Poster Title: “Sphingosine kinase 1-induced sphingosine-1-phosphate promotes breast cancer progression by stimulating angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis”

Clinical Award
Name: Adeola, Adeniji
Poster # 11 click here to view abstract
Poster Title:Evaluating the Effects of Oral Contraceptives in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Social Behavioral Award  
Name: Candace Burton
Poster #36 click here to view abstract
Poster Title: Young Adult Women’s Health Following Adolescent Dating Abuse

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:
We invite authors with original research to submit poster abstracts in any area of research in women’s health or sex/gender differences. Awards will be given for best posters in basic, clinical, and behavioral science.  The best overall poster by a junior investigator will be selected to win the Elizabeth Fries Young Investigator Award.  In addition, a Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in Women’s Health Research award will be given to the poster that best demonstrates interdisciplinary collaboration in women’s health. 

Online Abstract Submission - CLOSED March 2, 2012

Abstract Submission Guidelines
We invite abstract submissions from junior and senior investigators in all areas related to women’s health or sex/gender differences. Authors with original research, including basic science, clinical, translational, prevention and health behavior, epidemiology sciences, and health services research are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary research projects that demonstrate broad collaboration across disciplines. Abstracts will be reviewed for originality of research, scientific rigor, and salience to women’s health. Recently presented research is acceptable.

Who can submit?
Any member of the VCU community or community partners working with VCU faculty/students with original research on women’s health issues.

Submission format:
All submissions must be made through the Institute for Women’s Health Research Day website.

Deadline:
The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 01, 2012.

Notification of acceptance will be communicated to the submitting author by Monday, March 09, 2012.

 Awards: The Institute for Women's Health offers awards in several categories, with the top awards in two categories receiving $1,000 each in reimbursement for registration and/or travel to a conference to present the recipient’s current women’s health research.

Awards will be given for best posters by junior investigators in three categories: basic science, clinical research, and socio-behavioral research, one of these three will be selected as the best poster by a junior investigator and will win the Elizabeth Fries Young Investigator Award. A Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in Women’s Health Research Award will be given to the poster that best demonstrates interdisciplinary collaboration in women’s health.   

Posters will be judged on the following criteria:

  • First author must be a junior investigator. Eligible investigators include graduate students, medical students, residents, postdoctoral fellows, research associates, and junior faculty (instructors and assistant professors) who played a major role in the project design, conduct and analysis.
  • Topic relevance (women’s health)   
  • Appropriateness of research design and methods
  • Relevance of study results
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Clarity and format of poster 
  • Evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Authors from several departments or schools
The Awards include a monetary travel stipend to support the recipient’s professional development in advancing their women’s health research career. The $1000 for each award provides reimbursement for registration and/or travel to a conference to present the recipient’s current women’s health research.

Other guidelines:

Abstract information is limited to 2500 total characters (approximately 350 words). Author information does not count toward the total characters. We strongly advise you to develop in a Word document first and then use the online submission form.  Once you have begun to complete the submission form, you cannot save it and return to it. If you find that you need to exit the submission form, you will need to start over again. Because of the text format of the online submission, please avoid using symbols and special characters.

Abstracts must be submitted in the correct format including completing all the following sections: Poster Title, Background, Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusion.

Submitting Author: you can only be the submitting author on one abstract. Only the submitting author will be contacted about abstract acceptance.

Definition of Poster Categories (pdf)

Abstracts will be published as submitted. Please proofread your abstract carefully to make sure it is correct. Check for spelling and typographical errors, completeness, etc.

Withdrawal of abstracts after March 19, 2012 will be listed in the program as withdrawn.

Online Abstract Submission - CLOSED March 2, 2012

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