10th Annual Women's Health Research Day
A celebration and promotion of research activities in women's health and sex/gender differences at VCU
was held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 1:00-4:30 pm
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: Alexandra Werntz Poster #15
Poster Title: Sleep quality and alcohol use behaviors in primary care patients: Problems with sleep are related to heavy/problem drinking behaviors among women
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: Nancy Jallo Poster #14
Poster Title: Effects of Guided Imagery Intervention on Stress and Anxiety in Pregnant African American Women.
Title: Oncogenic LPA signaling overrides the G0/G1 checkpoint by disrupting the DREAM complex in ovarian cancer.
Clinical & Translational Award Winner: Alexandra Werntz - Poster #15
Title: Sleep quality and alcohol use behaviors in primary care patients: Problems with sleep are related to heavy/problem drinking behaviors among women
Community and Public Health Research Award Winner: Wafa Tarazi - Poster #37
Title: Medicaid disenrollment and racial disparities in access to care
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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 keynote speaker, poster session and awards for outstanding research.
Awards will be given for best posters in basic science, clinical and translational research and community and public health research. 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. See last year's winners
All VCU faculty, residents, students, staff, and community members interested in innovative research in women’s health are welcome and encouraged to attend. Come network with colleagues and potential new collaborators. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required, of all participants. Onsite registration will be available on the day of the event.
Research on Sex/Gender Differences: Does it Matter?
Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Engineering
Virginia Commonwealth University
For more information about Women's Health Research Day:
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