Poster Presentation & Awards
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 third Women’s Health Research Poster Presentation & Awards Program to stimulate and showcase research being done by faculty and staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and postdocs (residents and fellows) of UNC-Chapel Hill 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.
- Submissions must relate to completed research, not potential/future projects. Abstracts that have been submitted elsewhere are eligible.
- Posters will be featured on the CWHR website and social media channels during National Women’s Health Week (May 14-20) with awards being announced on Thursday, May 18. All submissions will be included in the presentation.
- Abstracts are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 17. 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
- Overall scientific value
Awards* will be distributed to the highest-scored submissions in the following categories:
- Best poster by an undergraduate student ($400)
- Best poster by a graduate student, resident, or fellow ($500)
- Best poster by faculty or staff ($600)
*awards will be issued in the form of pre-paid gift cards
CWHR is also excited to use this event as an opportunity to promote the UNC Women’s Health Multidisciplinary Consortium, whose mission is “Creating a trainee-focused, unified community of faculty, clinicians, and researchers with a vested interest in advancing the health of women at UNC.”
The Consortium has several upcoming events and opportunities, including their next Hot Topics Seminar – Key Perspectives in Nutrition for Women’s Health – Thursday, March 9; a call for applications in Spring for their Inaugural Trainee Cohort; and a social mixer planned for early May.
To get more information and stay updated on the group’s activities, please fill out the Interest Form. You can also follow the Women’s Health Multidisciplinary Consortium on Twitter. The WHMC is currently being supported by CWHR and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, but anyone with an interest in women’s health research from any UNC program or department is encouraged to get involved!