Women’s Health Research Day Thursday April 28


7th Annual VCU Women’s Health Research Day

Thursday, April 28, 2011
1:00 to 4:30 pm
Medical Sciences Building, MCV Campus

 Emerging Areas of Focus in Women’s Health Research


A celebration and promotion of research activities in Women’s Health at VCU, the event is hosted by the Institute for Women’s Health. A plenary session of faculty presenters including Kimberly Jefferson, PhD (Microbiology and Immunology), Dace Svikis, PhD, (AWHARE), Susan Lanni, MD, (OB/GYN) and Ed Acevedo, PhD (Health and Human performance) will focus on emerging areas of focus in women’s health research at VCU. The plenary will address current research in vaginal microbiome, telemedicine and women’s health, caffeine and women, stress and cardio-respiratory responses in women.

At the Women’s Health Research Awards Ceremony, we will present awards for best posters in basic, clinical and social behavioral science, the Elizabeth Fries Young Investigator Award for best overall poster by a junior investigator and a Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in Women’s Health Research Award to the poster that best demonstrates interdisciplinary investigator collaboration in women’s health.

A poster session and reception will begin at 3:15 pm

All VCU faculty, residents, students, staff, and community members with an interest in innovative research in women’s health are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Come and meet colleagues and potential collaborators.

2011 Women’s Health Research Day Co-Chairs are:
Laura Siminoff, PhD, Professor & Chair, Social and Behavioral Health
Edmund Acevedo, PhD, Professor & Chair, Dept of Health and Human Performance

Location: Medical Sciences Building on the MCV Campus.

PROGRAM FLYER click here

AGENDA click here


EVENT REGISTRATION : Online Registration Form

VCU Student Research, Keynote Speaker Dr. James McLurkin, VCU UROP Student Researchers, LINKS GALORE!

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VCU to Host Inaugural Research Week: Profiling Student Research

Students to celebrate research and creativity campus-wide (4/12/11)


Inspiring the Next Generation of Researchers

Engineer-Roboticist to serve as keynote speaker at inaugural VCU Research Week: Profiling Student Research (4/12/11)


Bringing Communities Together Through Art

As long as she’s teaching art in some fashion or another, Virginia “Ginnie” Driggers says she’ll be extremely satisfied with wherever her career takes her. (4/12/11)

English Major Creates ‘Zine Honoring Richmond’s Poetry Past and Present

Addison Herron-Wheeler thought combining a verse miscellany with a ‘zine would create a compelling product (4/12/11)


Jazz Studies Major Alters his Perspective after Research Project

When Samuel Sherman traveled to Brazil last summer to experience that country’s music, he was surprised to discover that Brazilian music was more varied and less rigid than he had imagined. (4/12/11)

Manipulating Mold

“The best thing about research,”said Krystina Cocco, “is that you’re going to get an answer either way. Maybe you’re not doing well as far as your hypothesis is concerned, but you’re still going to get answers.” (4/12/11)

Solving Complex Problems Using Math

Undergraduate Student Researcher: Garrett Howe (4/12/11)

For more information about VCU Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program or VCU Research Week 2011-Profiling Student Research, please visit the following websites.



VCU Research Week 2011 : Profiling Student Research


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Virginia Commonwealth University is hosting its first annual Research Week, an event that brings together undergraduate and graduate students from across disciplines and campuses to celebrate research, and creative and scholarly projects April 18-21st. This year’s event features several distinguished guest speakers who will talk with students about careers in research and the factors, events, people and decisions that influenced them and brought them to where they are today.


Students, Faculty, Staff, Community Members, come out and support our student researchers at any and all of our weeklong series of events!! More info and a full schedule of events is available here: http://www.research.vcu.edu/vpr/ugresources/research-week.htm

 Please direct any questions to Herb Hill at hhill@vcu.edu or



Funding Assistance for Poster Printing

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The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) has limited funding available to students for assistance toward poster printing costs for the Annual Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity.

Information and Guidelines for Acquiring Assistance:

–  The maximum amount of assistance is $50 per student.

–  As funds are limited, they will be distributed on a first come/first served basis.

–  To request financial assistance to help cover poster printing costs, email Herb Hill at hhill@vcu.edu

–  Once you have requested financial assistance, you will receive instructions on how and where to submit your poster for printing.

–  Once you have received those instructions, you have two weeks to print your poster at the designated printing service location.  (so make sure you are far enough along in your poster design process to have it ready to print in two weeks)

–  Students who are awarded funding for poster printing, MUST present their poster at the Annual Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity