Save the Date & Call for Abstracts

3rd Annual Women’s Health Research Day

Save the Date & Call for Abstracts

 

The UIC Center for Research on Women and Gender/National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, in partnership with the UIC Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Program and other local groups, is pleased to sponsor UIC’s 3rd annual Women’s Health Research Day to promote research and advance the understanding of new developments in women’s health. This half-day event provides an opportunity for faculty, fellows, and students to network and to showcase their research through poster and oral presentations.

When: Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Thompson Room, Student Center West, 828 S. Wolcott Ave, University of Illinois at Chicago

 Call for Abstracts: Students, fellows, staff, and faculty are invited present a poster on women’s health or sex/gender differences research. Monetary prizes will be awarded for top posters. Additionally, a multidisciplinary team science prize, sponsored by the UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, will be awarded to the presenter of the top clinical-translational science poster. Abstracts are due on Monday, March 21, 2016.

This year’s theme is “Every Cell Has a Sex.” Up to two abstracts that best exemplify this theme will be invited to present 5-minute “data blitz” presentations prior to the keynote address.

For abstract guidelines and to submit an abstract, visit: http://go.uic.edu/whrd16abstracts.

Registration: Advance registration required. Visit: http://go.uic.edu/whrd2016 to register.

Keynote speaker:

Teresa Woodruff, PhD
Director, Women’s Health Research Institute
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Dr. Woodruff is the Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the Vice Chair of Research (OB/GYN), the Chief of the Division of Reproductive Science in Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine and Professor of Molecular Biosciences at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University. She is an internationally recognized expert in ovarian biology and, in 2006, coined the term “oncofertility” to describe the merging of two fields: oncology and fertility. She now heads the Oncofertility Consortium, an interdisciplinary team of biomedical and social scientist experts from across the country.  She founded and directs the Oncofertility Saturday Academy (OSA), one of several high school outreach programs that engages girls in basic and medical sciences, and developed the concept for a National Physicians Cooperative in Oncofertility (NPC) in order to link medical practices interested in fertility preservation protocols. Dr. Woodruff also serves as the founding director of the Women’s Health Research Institute, which has as its mission ‘science to care’ and ensuring that sex and gender are part of the research mission.  Because of her work in inclusion, she was recently interviewed by Leslie Stahl and was highlighted on a 60 Minutes report and has written extensively on inclusion of sex and gender in science and medicine (PNAS, Nature). She was named to the Time Magazine 2013 list of the World’s Most Influential People as the only scientist on the list and was voted 112th. Dr. Woodruff was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Mentoring in an oval office ceremony (2011) and her other awards include the Beacon Award from Frontiers in Reproduction (2013), the Women in Science Award from the Weitzman Institute (2012), and an Alumni Association Merit Award from Northwestern (2012). In addition to her academic stewardship, she also served as the President of the Endocrine Society from 2013-2014. Dr. Woodruff leads a large group of scientists, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduates, visiting scholars and technicians who together make up the Woodruff Lab.  Members of the lab are making important breakthroughs in follicle biology, oocyte quality and translating this work to patients.

Questions?

For more information about Women’s Health Research Day, please contact Kris Zimmermann at kzimme3@uic.edu or 312.413.4251.

Co-sponsors:
UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science


Attend Ford’s 2016 Car Show Preview & Hear from Sheryl Connelly

Sheryl Connelly

The UIC WISE Program is excited to offer ONE student the chance to attend Ford’s 2016 Chicago Auto Show Preview day on Friday February 12. Ford is transitioning from an auto company to an auto and mobility company – and they would like us to be a part of it.

The day will kick off with an exclusive session with Sheryl Connelly, Ford’s head of global consumer trends and futuring, at 9:20 a.m. CT. She will discuss their 2016 Trends Report and how these will impact how we get around.

They are also excited to share, for the first time in Chicago, Ford’s new “Drugged Driving Suit.” This suit is used in Ford’s international Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) program that helps educate parents and teens about the dangers of impaired driving. You’re invited to test it out for yourself.

Of course they’ll have show-stopping Ford Performance vehicles, including the all-new Ford GT, all-new F-150 Raptor and all-new Focus RS you’ll be able to experience our latest product news, including the new Ford Fusion, and demo some of our latest technology, including the new SYNC 3 infotainment system and its new design, new features and voice-activation capabilities.

How to obtain this pass? ENTER HERE!


January 2016 CRWG Newsletter Now Available

The January 2016 edition of the CRWG Newsletter, Building Research Connections, is now available. Check it out here: Building Research Connections January 2016.


CRWG Staff Present at American Public Health Association Meeting

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Zimmermann Leslie Presentation

In November 2015, four CRWG staff members presented at the American Public Health Association meeting, held in Chicago.

CRWG director Stacie Geller discussed health policy and practice recommendations based on her research on the distribution of misoprostol to prevent postpartum hemorrhage in rural Ghana.

Three presentations focused on the CRWG’s longstanding collaboration to promote women’s health in rural, southernmost Illinois. CRWG research specialist Leslie Carnahan presented on the feasibility and acceptability of a community-led program to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in rural adults. In addition, CRWG assistant director Kris Zimmermann presented a description of a church-based model to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in rural adults. Additionally, Kris discussed the results of a research study to examine facilitators and barriers to physical activity in rural women.

CRWG research specialist Pam Roesch also presented an examination of neighborhood environment and flourishing in children.

 

 

 

 

 


Breast Health Equity: Coast to Midcoast Academic-Community Partnerships

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UI CANCER CENTER PHBO PROGRAM SEMINAR

Yamile Molina, PhD, Assistant Professor of the Community Health Sciences and Senior Research Specialist at the Center for Research on Women and Gender will present at the UI Cancer Center PHBO Program Seminar

 Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Room 461 IHRP, 1747 W. Roosevelt Road.

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CRWG staff traveled to Southern Illinois

In July 2015, CRWG staff traveled to Southern Illinois for the Southern Seven Coalition for Women’s Health Annual Luncheon. Staff from the CRWG have been collaborating with the local health department and health and community organizations such as churches since 2007 to implement and research health promotion initiatives in the region. During the visit, CRWG staff shared preliminary research findings with more than 60  attendees and also recognized community partners. S7---2015-Annual-luncheon

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Dr. Sebalda Leshabari from Tanzania visited the CRWG

DLeslie_Dr Leshabarir. Sebalda Leshabari, Dean of the College of Nursing at Muhimbili University of Health at Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania visited the Center for Research on Women and Gender in July 2015. Dr. Leshabari served as a co-investigator with Dr. Stacie Geller and Leslie Carnahan on a grant exploring maternal health needs in urban Tanzania.


WISE Presents at Annual WEPAN Forum

Edyta Dudek, WISE Community Outreach Director, presented at the 2015 Women in Engineering Proactive Network (WEPAN) Forum in Denver, Colorado in June. In their presentation, entitled “Lessons Learned from a Year of “Girls Who Code” in a University Setting,” Dudek and Arreola shared lessons learned from hosting a beginner-level “Girls Who Code” club for middle and high school students in a university setting. Participants explored computer games designed by the young girls and practiced programming using the Scratch language.

 


FREE SciGirl Training for STEM Educators – Saturday, September 12

https://crwg.uic.edu/files/2014/06/GWC-trinity.jpgThe WISE Community Outreach Program is offering a free SciGirls training for STEM Educators on Saturday, September 12th, to learn how to use best strategies to teach STEM to middle and high school girls.

Workshop participants will:

  • Learn the latest research for exciting and engaging girls (and boys) in STEM
  • Experience hands-on STEM activities
  • Leave with curriculum that puts a creative twist on teaching STEM
  • Learn how to modify activities to engage kids in STEM using the SciGirls Seven
  • Discover additional online resources that enhance teaching and learning experiences for all kids

To learn more, or to register, visit: http://www.ngcproject.org/scigirls-full-day-training-stem-educators