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12th Annual Women’s Health Research Day Awards

Here is a list of award-winners from the 12th annual VCU Health Research Day, held April 27.

The best posters by junior investigators received awards in three categories: basic science; clinical and translational research; and community and public health research. One of these three was selected as the best poster by a junior investigator and wins the Elizabeth Fries Young Investigator Award. 

Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in Women’s Health Research Award was given to the poster that best demonstrates interdisciplinary collaboration in women’s health.

  • Basic Science Research Award# 32 – Melissa Maczis

Submitting Author: Maczis, Melissa, PhD Candidate, Biochemistry &Molecular Biology, Medicine,
Title: Role of ERα36 in Sphingosine-1-Phosphate/Sphingosine Kinase 1 Axis in Breast Cancer

  • Clinical & Translational Research Award – # 5 – Heather Jones

Submitting Author: Jones, Heather, Engagement in Prenatal Behaviors and Quality of Life Relate to Attention-Deficit, Psychology, College of Humanities & Sciences
Title: Engagement in Prenatal Behaviors and Quality of Life Relate to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Symptoms in African American Women

  • Community and Public Health Research Award: # 19  Amanda Ritter

Submitting Author: Ritter, Amanda, PGY-4 Resident, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medicine
 Title: Plan B:  Is it Just One Step?

  • Elizabeth Fries Young Investigator Award# 5 – Heather Jones

Submitting Author: Jones, Heather, Engagement in Prenatal Behaviors and Quality of Life Relate to Attention-Deficit, Psychology, College of Humanities & Sciences
Title: Engagement in Prenatal Behaviors and Quality of Life Relate to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Symptoms in African American Women

  • Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in Women’s Health Research Award: # 26 – Abigail Conley

Submitting Author: Conley, Abigail, Assistant Professor, Counselor Education, Education,
Title: Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Violence and Bystander Behavior: A Campus Alliance to End Violence (CAEV) Initiative.

For more information on Women’s Health Research Day, visit the VCU Women’s Health Institute.

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