CTSI/Catalyst Women’s Health Research Symposium

Wednesday, April 6th 2016

Carnesale Commons, UCLA Campus

Registration and Posters: 11 am

Program: Noon-5 pm

Deadline to submit an abstract has passed, however registration is still open.


Luncheon:  Noon-1pm


Opportunities for Collaboration: Women’s Health Research Programs at UCLA- Andrea Hevener, Ph.D., Moderator

Marcie Calfon Press, UCLA Women’s Cardiovascular Center; Dan Dumesic, Women’s Reproductive Health Research Program at UCLA; Emeran Mayer, UCLA SCOR in Neurovisceral Sciences and Women’s Health; Gail Greendale, Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center; Donna Washington, CSHIIP Women’s Health Focused Research Area, VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System


Plenary Presentations: 1:15-3:45

       1:15  Does this X chromosome make me look fat ?; Karen Reue, Ph.D.

       1:40   All's well that ends well: The role of alternative polyadenylation in breast  cancer; Hilary Coller, Ph.D.

       2:05 Overlapping and Distinct Effects of BPA and its Substitute Bisphenol S on Germ Cells; Patrick Allard, Ph.D.

       2:30  Understanding Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Basic Science Improving  Clinical Care; Dan Dumesic, MD

       2:55  Heart disease in women:  understanding the differences; Karol Watson, MD,  PhD   

       3:20 EMPOWER: Implementing a cardiovascular risk reduction toolkit to promote

       cardiovascular risk reduction in women Veterans;  Bevanne Bean-Mayberry Upperman, MD, MHS, FACP


Wine and Cheese and Posters 3:45-5

Three $2000 prizes will be offered for best poster abstracts in the following categories.  The prizes will be awarded as grants that can be used by the awardee for any expenses allowable for under UCLA policies, including salary, materials, equipment, and travel:

(a) Basic science research
(b) Clinical or health sciences research
(c) iGiant:  Application of technology to women's health, safety, or well being


Conference Co-Chairs:

Andrea Hevener, Ph.D

Gail Greendale, M.D.


Conference Planning Committee:

Art Arnold, Ph.D.

Marcella Calfon Press, M.D. Ph.D.

Dan Dumesic, M.D.

Tom Ganz, M.D., Ph.D.

Janet Pregler, M.D.

Donna Washington, M.D, MPH

Nancy Wayne, Ph.D.



Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center, UCLA Department of Medicine

The Women's Reproductive Health Research Program at UCLA, UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

CSHIIP Women’s Health Focused Research Area, VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System

The UCLA Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) in Neurovisceral Sciences and Women’s Health

UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center


Financial support from NIH NCATS UCLA CTSI Grant # UL1TR000124 and the Executive Advisory Board and Director’s Fund of the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center



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