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WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH DAY

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7th Annual VCU Women’s Health Research Day

Thursday, April 28, 2011
1:00 to 4:30 pm
Medical Sciences Building, MCV Campus

 Emerging Areas of Focus in Women's Health Research

The Institute for Women's Health hosted the annual women's health research day event with a plenary of faculty presenters which included Kimberly Jefferson, PhD (Microbiology and Immunology), Dace Svikis, PhD, (AWHARE), Susan Lanni, MD, (OB/GYN) and Ed Acevedo, PhD (Health and Human performance) with presentations focused on emerging areas in women's health research at VCU. The plenary addressed current research in vaginal microbiome, telemedicine and women's health, caffeine and women, stress and cardio-respiratory responses in women. The research day co-chairs this year were Laura Siminoff, PhD, Professor & Chair, Social and Behavioral Health and Edmund Acevedo, PhD, Professor & Chair, Department of Health and Human Performance.

This year we showcased 44 women's health research posters representing departments and collaborations from across the university. The poster session provided an invaluable opportunity for meaningful networking and relationship building between IWH faculty, new and junior investigators and students.

At the Women’s Health Research Awards Ceremony, we presented awards 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.

It is our goal to have Women’s Health Research Day continue to promote and celebrate sex/gender-based research that includes basic, clinical, and social behavioral studies, aimed at encouraging young investigators in building research careers in areas that benefit women’s health and our communities. We hope Research Day continues to grow to include even more researchers from across the university in the years to come and we look forward to increased multi department involvement and support.

VCU Faculty and Student Researchers Celebrate the Seventh Annual Women’s Health Research Day. The full VCU news story is available at: http://www.news.vcu.edu/news/VCU_Faculty_and_Student_Researchers_Celebrate_the_Seventh_Annual

PROGRAM FLYER click here

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PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT FLYER click here

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RESEARCH DAY AWARDS


 Elizabeth Fries Young Investigator Award
Name: Elizabeth McLemore,MD
Poster # 25 click here to view abstract
Poster Title: A survey of health literacy in an indigent population and its effects on sexual health knowledge and practices

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.

Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in Women’s Health Research
Name: Eleonora Mezzaroma, PhD
Poster # 27 click here to view abstract
Poster Title: Recombinant Human Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Ameliorates Radiation-Induced Cardiomyopathy in the Mouse

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


Basic Science Award
Name: Eleonora Mezzaroma, PhD
Poster #27
Poster Title: Recombinant Human Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Ameliorates Radiation-Induced Cardiomyopathy in the Mouse

Clinical Award
Name: Reagan Viney, MD
Poster # 44 click here to view abstract
Poster Title:  Intraabdominal irrigation at cesarean delivery: The impact on maternal comfort & postoperative morbidity

Social Behavioral Award  
Name: Elizabeth McLemore, MD
Poster # 25
Poster Title: A survey of health literacy in an indigent population and its effects on sexual health knowledge and practices



CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: flyer

We invite authors with original research to submit poster abstracts in any domain of research in women’s health or sex/gender differences. Awards will be given at Research Day.

Online Abstract Submission - CLOSED

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 11:59 pm on Monday, March 14, 2011.
Notification of acceptance will be communicated to the submitting author by
March 28, 2011.

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.

Posters will be 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) 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 

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.


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 


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, Objectives, Background, Method, 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.
  • 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 acceptance notification will be listed in the program as withdrawn.

Abstract Submission closed

Online Abstract Submission - Closed


FOR QUESTIONS:

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

 

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