Penn State Center for Women’s Health Research

Women’s Health Research Day

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

University Conference and Fitness Center, Hershey Campus
Penn State College of Medicine

CALL FOR RESEARCH ABSTRACTS


Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, February 2, 2015 at 11:59PM

Notifications will be emailed by Friday, February 27, 2015

Content: Research abstracts addressing areas related to women’s health or sex/gender differences related to health are welcomed, including (but not limited to):

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Health care policy
  • Reproductive health
  • Obesity
  • Preventative medicine
  • Health behaviors
  • Social determinants of health

Format: Abstracts should be formatted as follows:

  1. Title
  2. Authors (including names, degrees, department/college, email address for primary author)
  3. Background and Significance
  4. Statement of Research Questions or Hypotheses
  5. Methods
  6. Results
  7. Conclusion

Do not include grant acknowledgements or literature citations in the abstract. Tables and images are not permitted. When using abbreviations, spell out the full name at first mention and follow with abbreviation in parentheses.

Word limit: 500 words

Abstract Review: Abstracts will be blindly reviewed by the planning committee and rated on the following criteria: 1) importance of research question to women’s health or sex/gender differences related to health; 2) appropriateness of the methods; and 3) implications of the results. Abstracts should be clearly written and intended for a multidisciplinary audience. Top rated abstracts will be invited for oral and poster presentations. Awards will be given for best oral presentation by a student/trainee and by a faculty member.

Submission: Submit abstracts via email to Shirley Blouch to by no later than Monday, February 2, 2015 at 11:59PM.

Women's Health Research Day

April 28, 2015

University Conference and Fitness Center, Hershey

Keynote speaker:

 

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"

 

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:

Shannon Kelleher, PhD
Nutritional Sciences, College of Health and Human Development

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

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

Support:

Sara A. Baker, MSW