Women’s Health Research Day

Organizers are seeking abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the UIC Women’s Health Research Day program, an event put on by the UIC Center for Research on Women and Gender and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in partnership with the UIC Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health.

Students, fellows, staff and faculty are invited to submit an abstract on their basic, clinical or translational research in women’s health or sex or gender medicine. The top two abstracts will be selected for 5-minute oral presentations and be awarded $200. Others will participate in poster presentations with the top two posters receiving recognition certificates.

The abstract deadline is Monday, April 3. Submit abstracts and poster here.

The program, “The Body Tells the Story: The Toll of Harassment and Trauma on Women’s Health,” will be held April 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the UIC  Student Center West, Thompson Rooms ABC 2nd Floor, at 828 W. Wolcott Ave.

Featured speakers are Rebecca Thurston, PhD, Pittsburgh Foundation Chair in Women’s Health and Dementia and Professor of Psychiatry, Clinical and Translational Science, Epidemiology and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, and Kathleen Rospenda, PhD, Professor of Psychology in the UIC Department of Psychiatry.

Thurston’s presentation is “When the Heart Breaks: Trauma, Violence and Women’s Cardiovascular Health,” and Rospenda will discuss “Workplace Harassment and Health.”

Registration is free and advance registration is required. Register here.

Please contact Willow Alber-Martin at walber3@uic.edu if you have any questions.

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