9th Annual Postdoctoral Poster Session - 2017

College of Medicine
9th Annual Postdoctoral Poster Session
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
BBSRB Atrium

Sponsored by the Trainees in Research Advisory Committee and Office of Biomedical Education

Winners of the 9th Annual Postdoctoral Poster Session - 2017

1st Place ($700)- Dr. Patrick Hannon, “Secretogranin II is a novel periovulatory gene that is induced by human chorionic gonadotropin in human and rodent granulosa cells”, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

2nd Place ($500) – Dr. Nicolás Cifuentes-Muñoz, “Imaging the replication and assembly of the human metapneumovirus (HMPV) genome”, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry

3rd Place ($300)– Dr. Wen Wen, “Ethanol induces ER-stress and the expression of mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor in neuroblastoma cells”, Department of Pharmacology & Nutritional Sciences

This year all of our poster winners will be presenting at the COM Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Series on May 4, 2017, from 12:00 - 1:00 PM in the Pavilion A Auditorium.

Mission Statement
The primary objective of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Trainees in Research Advisory Committee (TRAC) is to develop the postdoctoral scholar and fellow community in the College. The TRAC is comprised of faculty, administrative staff, and postdoctoral representatives who serve as resources to enhance the postdoctoral training environment for all postdocs in the basic and clinical sciences. In addition to the Poster Competition, TRAC programs include a Postdoctoral Career Development Seminar Series and a Postdoctoral Research Seminar Series designed to support postdoctoral career development.

As a postdoc, we invite you to participate in the 9th Annual Postdoctoral Poster Session. In order to provide an opportunity for presentation of data and development of presentation skills, the TRAC has instituted a peer-reviewed poster session. This unique opportunity permits scholars across diverse disciplines to present their work in progress in a friendly environment for constructive feedback. This event will provide the presenters direct feedback on the organization and presentation of their posters. Generous  awards will be presented to the best poster presentations. All postdoctoral fellows and scholars are encouraged to participate. Each participant is limited to one poster. Early submissions are encouraged, and abstracts must be submitted by February 17, 2017, to be considered. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your research and compete for awards. 

Abstracts may be submitted on any aspect of original research performed by the postdoctoral scholar or fellow at the UK College of Medicine. This includes both basic and clinical research, epidemiological studies, and outcomes research. Abstracts and posters may describe work that has been or will be submitted at other meetings. This is an excellent opportunity to receive feedback on the presentation of data for a meeting in the near future. Abstracts are NOT restricted to work that is completed or near completion. Poster presentations describing the design of new studies and work in progress can and should be submitted as well. Presentation of such data or experimental plans to peers offers an opportunity for the establishment of collaborations.  

Who may submit
All postdoctoral scholars and fellows in the UK College of Medicine may participate. Trainees within seven years of earning their terminal degree who may have other title designations may apply.

Abstracts may describe work that has been or will be submitted at other meetings. There is NO fee for participation in this unique opportunity; however there is a limited number of spaces available. Submitted abstracts will be compiled and distributed to attendees.

Posters cannot be larger than 36" high and 54" wideThe abstract itself should follow the format below and be in Arial, size 12. They should be sent to lisa.runion@uky.edu in a .doc or .docx format with the subject line "Poster Session Abstract".

Abstracts are due to the above e-mail address by February 17, 2017.


Judging and Awards
Each poster and presentation will be evaluated separately by at least 2 faculty judges from the College of Medicine on the basis of: (1) abstract, (2) poster quality, (3) oral presentation of poster and research.Judging criteria will be adjusted to take into account the time the presenter has been in postdoctoral status as well as the time spent on the specific project.  Cash prizes in amounts of $700, $500, and $300 will be awarded to the top three posters. These presenters will also have the opportunity to present at the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series on May 4, 2017. Participants are required to be present in the judging of their poster.