Women’s Health Research Day 2015

Sponsored by the Penn State Center for Women’s Health Research and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
8:30 - 4:15 pm
Penn State College of Medicine
University Conference and Fitness Center, Hershey Campus

Conference Schedule

8:30a-9:00a

Breakfast and Set Up

9:00a-9:15a

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Cynthia Chuang, MD, MSc – Conference Co-Chair
Danielle Symons Downs, PhD – Conference Co-Chair
John Repke, MD – Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology

9:15a-10:15a

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Alina Salganicoff, PhD
Vice President and Director of Women’s Health Policy, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, CA
Understanding the Impact of the Affordable Care Act through a Gender Lens: the Critical Role of Research

10:15a-10:30a

Break

10:30a-12:00p

Research Presentations: Session I

Moderator: Alison Gernand, PhD
Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Penn State College of Health & Human Development

10:30am – Alexa Swailes, BA (Medical Student) – "Intimate partner violence discussions in healthcare"

10:45am – Colleen Ciano, MSN (Penn State Harrisburg Nursing Program) – "The insomnia trajectory in perimenopausal women"

11:00am – Courtenay Devlin, BA (Graduate Student – Kinesiology) – "The influence of pregnancy loss and prepregnancy weight status on psychological well-being, physical activity motivation and behavior during a subsequent pregnancy"

11:15am – Ayesha Abid, MD (Resident – Family & Community Medicine) – "Patterns in the rate of term stillbirth and gestational age at delivery following the adoption of the 39 week rule"

11:30am – Kristen Kjerulff, PhD, MS (Public Health Sciences) – "Cesarean delivery at first childbirth and subsequent fertility: a 36-month prospective cohort study"

12:00p-1:15p

Networking Lunch and Poster Session

1:15p-2:15p

PANEL DISCUSSION: Emerging Issues in Contraception

Moderator: Jennifer McCall-Hosenfeld, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine

Discussants:
Alina Salganicoff, PhD
Vice President and Director of Women’s Health Policy, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cynthia Chuang, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine

Carie A. D’Agata, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Penn State College of Medicine

2:15p-2:30p

Break

2:30p-4:00p

Research Presentations: Session II

Moderator: Stephen Wilson, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Penn State College of Liberal Arts

2:30pm – Nazia Raja-Khan, MD, MS (Medicine) – "Mindfulness-based stress reduction decreases fasting glucose in overweight and obese women"

2:45pm – Rhian Davies, MD (Resident – Internal Medicine) – "Sex-based differences in outcomes following early cardiac stress testing in patients who present to the emergency department with chest pain"

3:00pm – Paige Chandler, MS (Doctoral Student – Cellular & Molecular Physiology) – "Zinc transporting network is a key centroid of subtype-specific dysregulation in breast cancer"

3:15pm – Amber Delikat, BS (Medical Student) – "Imaging features of metastatic internal mammary lymph nodes in breast cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy"

3:30pm – Natasha Alligood-Percoco, MD (Resident – Obstetrics & Gynecology) – "Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Treatment of Cervical Cancer: A National Cancer Database Study"

4:00p-4:15p

Awards Presentation and Closing Remarks

Cynthia Chuang, MD, MSc – Conference Co-Chair
Danielle Symons Downs, PhD – Conference Co-Chair

 

 

2015 Penn State Women’s Health Research Day Planning Committee

Co-Chairs:

Cynthia Chuang, MD, MSc
General Internal Medicine, College of Medicine

Danielle Symons Downs, PhD
Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Development

Members:

Marianne Hillemeier, PhD, MPH, MSN
Health Policy and Administration, College of Health and Human Development

Shannon Kelleher, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Physiology, College of Medicine

Kristen Kjerulff, PhD
Public Health Sciences, College of Medicine

Richard Legro, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine

Ian Paul, MD, MSc
Pediatrics, College of Medicine

Erika Saunders, MD
Psychiatry, College of Medicine

Carol Weisman, PhD
Public Health Sciences, College of Medicine

Support:

Sara A. Baker, MSW