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Translational Approaches to Cardiometabolic Syndrome in Women

“Translational Approaches to Cardiometabolic Syndrome in Women"

9th Women’s Health Research Day 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm
Live: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Commons, Nutrition Building
Livestream to: Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education, Room 5203

Overview and Background
One of the missions of the Office of Women in Medicine and Science (OWIMS) is to develop and implement programs to promote women’s health and sex differences research.  Women’s Health Research Day is one of the ways we achieve this mission, by showcasing the achievements of investigators in the topic area.  This year, we seek to stimulate integrative discussion and cross-disciplinary collaboration to promote translational research in women’s health as it relates to metabolic syndrome in women.

Scientific Organizers:
Ashley Weaver, PhD and Hossam Shaltout, RPh, PhD, FAHA (Conference Co-Chairs) and other members of the Research & Education Subcommittee of the Women in Medicine Standing Committee, Drs. Cynthia Emory,  David Caudell, Mara Vitolins, Allyn Howlett, Amber Brooks, Mark Wolfson, Andora Bass, Susan Appt, Sarah Berga, Debi Griffith, Lynne Wagenknecht, and Marcia Wofford

Presented by the Office of Women in Medicine and Science 

Sponsored by:
Department of Anesthesiology   
Alzheimer's Disease Core Center
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Department of Social Sciences & Health Policy  
Sticht Center for Health Aging & Alzheimer's Prevention
Cardiovascular Sciences Center
Hypertension & Vascular Research Center
Department of Pathology
Section of Comparative Medicine 
Department of Physiology & Pharmacology    

Agenda for the 9th Women's Health Research Day 
Please attend any part of the Research Day you can - you do not have to attend the full day. 

Conference features:

  • Keynote Speaker: Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, Director of the UA Center for Innovation in Brain Science, College of Medicine, University of Arizona
  • Keynote Speaker: Samar R. El Khoudary, PhD, MPH, B.Pharm, University of Pittsburgh, Epidemiology
  • Keynote Speaker: Miguel A. Martinez-Gonzalez, MD, PhD, MPH, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Navarra, Adjunct Professor of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Keynote Speaker: Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, MD, PhD, Tulane University
  • Jamy Ard, MD, Professor of Epidemiology & Prevention
  • Donald Bowden, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry
  • Mark Chappell, PhD, Professor, Hypertension & Vascular Research
  • Leanne Groban, MD, Professor, Anesthesiology
  • Morgana Lee Mongraw-Chaffin, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention
  • Barbara Nicklas, PhD, Professor, Internal Medicine, Gerontology
  • Carol Shively, PhD, Professor, Comparative Medicine 

Attendees are encouraged to bring an electronic device to view the conference materials.  A web page with slides and abstracts will be provided shortly before the conference.  

Women's Health Research Day is open to everyone both internally to WFBMC and externally: all students, staff, nurses, post-docs, residents, fellows, and faculty.  

This program will provide 6.5 contact hours of (Category A) continuing education for North Carolina psychologists. 
No partial credit will be given.

The Wake Forest School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

No registration fee.

Registration is required

Poster Session

  • The top 5 student Abstracts will be selected for a 5 minute oral presentation during the afternoon on April 11th.
  • Presenters will need to set up their posters at 8:00 am on April 11.  Poster presenters will be required to stand by their work and present their research during the poster session. 
  • Prizes will be awarded for the top oral presentation, top student poster and top resident/post-doctoral fellow poster (faculty and staff submissions not eligible for prizes).

Review the poster guidelines

Location and Parking

The conference will take place in the Commons Conference Rooms at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Parking is available in the: Hawthorne parking deck on Hawthorne Rd. across from the Medical Center

Directions from Hawthorne parking deck to the Commons Conference Rooms: From the Main level of the parking deck, walk across Hawthorne Rd. towards the Medical Center. Turn right down the sidewalk and enter the Wake Forest School of Medicine brick courtyard on your left. Enter the glass doors and take the stairs in front of you up to Commons.

For more information, email us at or call (336) 713-4220.


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