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WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH DAY

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Women’s Health Research Day 2010

APRIL 7, 2010


6th Annual VCU Women’s Health Research Day
hosted by the

VCU Institute for Women’s Health

A celebration and promotion of research activities in Women's Health at VCU, the event was held on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 from 1:00 to 4:30 pm at the Medical Sciences Building on the MCV Campus.

A symposium of faculty presenters including John Clore (CTTR/CTSA), Susan Kornstein (IWH) Randy Koch (IDAS), Dace Svikis (AWHARE), Rita Pickler (Nursing), Joann Bodurtha (BIRCWH), and Arun Sanyal (Internal Medicine) focused on the new era in NIH funding of multidisciplinary and collaborative women’s health research. The day included up-to-date information about NIH priorities, examples of interdisciplinary women’s health research currently being conducted at VCU, and information about resources.

At the Women’s Health Research Awards Ceremony we presented the Elizabeth Fries Young Investigator Award for best poster and a new Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in Women’s Health Research Award to the poster that best demonstrates interdisciplinary investigator collaboration in women’s health will follow.  A poster session and reception followed at 3:30. 

All VCU faculty, students, staff, and community members with an interest in innovative research in women’s health were welcome and encouraged to attend. 

2010 Women’s Health Research Day Co-Chairs were:

Elizabeth McGee, M.D, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology 
David A. Gewirtz, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology

For more information, contact IWH at 827-1200

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The event included a display of 47 research posters by VCU faculty and students covering a wide range of women’s health topics including pregnancy, cancer, diabetes, infant mortality, hormone therapy and substance use disorders.

 

2010 Research Day Full Abstracts List click here

VCU NEWS Article with Photo click here

RESEARCH DAY AWARDS


Women's Health Research Day 2010 
Award Name Title Poster #
Elizabeth Fries Young Investigator Award Jedd Lyn Ticar  MRE11/RAD50/NBS1 Complex Functions in Invasion in Breast Cells and Tumor Progression 44
Social Behavioral Award  Allison Sepulveda One Tiny Reason to Quit: A Prenatal Smoking Cessation Campaign in Richmond, VA 39
Basic Science Award Jedd Lyn Ticar  MRE11/RAD50/NBS1 Complex Functions in Invasion in Breast Cells and Tumor Progression 44
Clinical Award   Haeseong Park  A Pilot Phase II Trial of Magnesium Supplements to Reduce Menopausal Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Patients 34
Building Bridges Award   Haeseong Park  A Pilot Phase II Trial of Magnesium Supplements to Reduce Menopausal Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Patients 34

2010 Research Day Award Winners Full Abstracts click here


The Elizabeth Fries Young Investigator Award

Awards is given for best posters by junior investigators in three categories:

  • basic science
  • clinical research
  • social-behavioral research

The best poster overall submitted by a junior investigator will win the Elizabeth Fries Young Investigator Award. Awards will be given at Research Day.

Posters are judged on the following criteria:

    • First author is a junior investigator. Eligible investigators include graduate students, medical students, residents, postdoctoral fellows, research associates, and junior faculty (instructors and assistant professors)
    • Topic relevance (women’s health)   
    • Appropriateness of research design and methods
    • Relevance of study results
    • Innovation and creativity
    • Clarity and format of poster 

Awarded in memory of Dr. Elizabeth Fries to the 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 2005 at the age of forty-two.


Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in Women’s Health Research Award

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

Posters werel 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 

The Awards include a monetary travel award to support the recipient’s professional development in advancing their women’s health research career. The $1000 for each award supports registration and/or travel to a conference to present the recipient’s current women’s health research.


RESOURCES

Creating Research Posters — 'How To' Suggestions click here

Poster Session Guidelines click here

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact IWH at 827-1200

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