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Women's Health Research Day, 2013

9th Annual Women's Health Research Day

Women's Health Research: From Bench,
To Bedside, To Community

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 1:00-4:30 pm
Jonah L. Larrick Student Center, MCV Campus

2013 Poster Award Winners

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.

Award Winner: Akimitsu Yamada | Postdoctoral fellow, Surgery, Medicine
Poster Title: Human breast cancers that co-express sphingosine kinase1 and ABCC1 have significant shorter disease free survival
Poster #16:
click here to view abstract

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. 

Award Winner: Victoria Menzies, PhD, RN, Nursing
Poster Title: Unique Cytokine Signature in the Serum of Women with Fibromyalgia
Poster #15: click here to view abstract

Best posters in basic science, clinical, and social behavioral science

Basic Science Award Winner: Aileen Garcia-Vargas, BioChemistry & Molecular Biology
Title: Mechanisms of Anoikis Resistance in Breast Cancer Cell Lines
Poster #4 click here to view abstract

Clinical Award Winner: Akimitsu Yamada | Postdoctoral fellow, Surgery, Medicine
Poster Title: Human breast cancers that co-express sphingosine kinase1 and ABCC1 have significant shorter disease free survival
Poster # 16 click here to view abstract

Social Behavioral Award Winner: Kelli E. Carlyle, Social & Behavioral Health, Medicine
co-presenter: Dannielle Kelley, Social & Behavioral Health, Medicine
Poster Title: Media Representations of Intimate Partner Violence: Gender Differences in Attributions of Responsibility
Poster #22 click here to view abstract


Women's Health Research Day 2013

Schedule of Events, Keynote Speaker (PDF)

Abstract List (PDF)  |   Full Abstracts (PDF)

Keynote Address & Speaker

> Highlights of Keynote Address

Health Disparities: Where Are We Now?
PonJola Coney, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, VCU School of Medicine
Professor, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, VCU Center on Health Disparities

Plenary Topics & Presenters

Talking about Health Behaviors in Latino Families
Rosalie Corona, Ph.D., LCP
Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology

Circulating Progenitor Cells and Vascular Dysfunction
Edmond (Trey) P. Wickham III, M.D., FAAP
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Department of Pediatrics
Associate Director for Medical Research, TEENS Program
Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Schedule of Events

1:00 Registration
1:30 Opening Remarks
1:40 Keynote Lecture
2:15 Plenary Session
3:00 Poster Awards Ceremony
3:30 Poster Session & Reception

About 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.

Awards:
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. 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.

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. This award is open to all investigators at all levels.   

Awards include a monetary travel stipend to support the recipient’s professional development in advancing their women’s health research career. Each monetary award provides $1,000 towards reimbursement for registration and/or travel to a professional conference, to present the recipient’s current women’s health research. Award recipients must be employed at VCU or a VCU student at the time in which the award is redeemed.

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Posters will be judged on the following criteria:

    • Evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration
    • Topic relevance (women’s health)
    • Authors from several departments or schools
    • Appropriateness of research design and methods
    • Relevance of study results
    • Innovation and creativity
    • Clarity and format of poster

* see list of poster award winners

For more information, contact:

RaShel Charles at rcharles@vcu.edu
Tracy McMullin at 827-2237 or tlmcmullin@vcu.edu

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