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Women’s Health Research Day 2016

The third annual Women’s Health Research Day was held on the Penn State Hershey campus on April 28, 2016. More than seventy–five faculty members, students, and trainees attended from the College of Medicine, College of Health and Human Development, College of Liberal Arts, and Penn State Harrisburg. The keynote address, "Developing a Research Agenda in Human Trafficking: A Women’s Health Priority" was presented by Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH, Executive Director, HEAL Trafficking; Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology, Harvard Medical School. The program included oral research presentations, a poster session, and a panel discussion of "Innovative Approaches to Prevent Violence Against Women." The conference was Co–Chaired and organized by Jennifer McCall–Hosenfeld, MD, MSc and Danielle Symons Downs, PhD with a cross–campus Abstracts Review Committee.

The award for Best Oral Research Presentation by a Faculty Member went to Jaimey Pauli, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, for her talk, "Exercise Intervention for the Reduction of Blood Pressure in Obese Gravidas." The award for Best Oral Research Presentation by a Student or Trainee went to Katherine M. McNitt, BS, RD, a Nutritionist in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, for her talk, "Programming Effect of the Intrauterine Environment on Fetal Growth: Study Methods and Protocol."

Funding for the conference was provided by the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine; the Network on Child Protection and Well-Being; and the Penn State Center for Women’s Health Research.

Please view some photos of the conference!