The UNC Center for Women’s Health Research is holding its second annual Women’s Health Research Poster Presentation and Awards Program. Submission is open to faculty, staff, graduate/undergraduate students, residents, and fellows.
The UNC Center for Women’s Health Research is continually seeking ways to promote the essential work being done by researchers in alignment with our mission: Learning about diseases, disorders, and conditions that uniquely affect women, predominantly affect women, and affect women differently than men.
This year we are proud to announce our second annual Women’s Health Research PosterPresentation and Awards Program to stimulate and showcase research being done by faculty and staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and postdocs (residents and fellows) of UNC and to encourage networking and multidisciplinary collaborations. The areas of focus are modeled after our biennial NC Women’s Health Report Card: Preventative Health, Perinatal Health, Chronic Disease, Obesity, Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders, Cancer, Infectious Diseases, Barriers to Care, and Aging as they relate to the health of women.
Abstracts are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26. Abstracts should be between 150 and 250 words – an abstract template can be found here.
Abstracts will be reviewed and judged on the following criteria:
- Impact to the delivery of health care in North Carolina
- The evaluation of sex as a biological variable
- Multidisciplinary science
- Impact on health equity
In addition, awards* will be distributed to the highest-scored submissions in the following categories:
- Poster that best demonstrates the importance of sex as a biological variable ($1,000)
- Best poster by an undergraduate student ($400)
- Best poster by a graduate student, resident, or fellow ($500)
- Best poster by faculty or staff ($600)
Posters will be featured on the CWHR website and social media channels during National Women’s Health Week (May 10-14) with awards being announced on Wednesday, May 12.
*awards will be issued in the form of pre-paid gift cards