Women's Health Research Day | April 12, 2022 

To view the program: 2022 Women's Health Research Day Program

To view poster abstracts: 2022 Women's Health Research Day Poster Abstracts

Congratulations to the 2022 awardees!

Basic Sciences - Lauren May, Human and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine

Clinical and Translational Sciences - Caitlin Martin, Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine

Community and Public Health - Shu-Fang Shih, Health Administration, College of Health Professions

Community and Public Health: Honorable Mention - Monae Porter from Virginia State University 

Dr. Bin Ni (Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism) received the Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in Women's Health Research Award. 

Dr. Caitlin Martin received the Elizabeth Fries Young Investigator Award. 

Women’s Health Research Day is a celebration and promotion of research activities in Women's Health at VCU. The annual program presented by the Institute for Women’s Health, now in its 16th year, includes a plenary symposium, poster awards and reception highlighting women’s health research by VCU faculty and students.

All VCU faculty, residents, students, staff, and community members interested in women’s health research are encouraged to attend. Authors with original research are invited to submit poster abstracts in any research area that focuses on women’s health or sex/gender differences. Awards will be given for best posters in Basic Science, Clinical and Translational Research, and Community and Public Health Research. The best overall poster by a junior investigator will be selected to win the Elizabeth Fries Young Investigator Award. In addition, a Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in Women’s Health Research award will be given to the poster that best demonstrates interdisciplinary collaboration in women’s health research. 

This years plenary session is titled: Gender-Based Violence: Campus, Community, and Beyond. The session is co-chaired by Dr. Kellie Carlyle and Dr. Abigail Conley and will feature talks by Dr. Terri Sullivan and Dr. Fidelma Rigby.