The Body Tells the Story: The Toll of Harassment and Trauma on Women’s Health

April 17, 2023 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm CST
Student Center West Thompson Rooms ABC 2nd Floor, 828 W. Wolcott Ave

The UIC Center for Research on Women and Gender and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in partnership with the UIC Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program are pleased to announce the 5th Annual UIC Women’s Health Research Day.

Dr. Thurston

When the Heart Breaks: Trauma, Violence, and Women’s Cardiovascular Health

Rebecca Thurston, PhD

Pittsburgh Foundation Chair in Women’s Health and Dementia and Professor of Psychiatry, Clinical and Translational Science, Epidemiology and Psychology

Workplace Harassment and Health

Kathleen Rospenda, PhD

Professor of Psychology, UIC Department of Psychiatry

Call for Abstracts for Oral and Poster Presentations

Students, fellows, staff, and faculty are invited to submit an abstract on their basic, clinical or translational research in women’s health or sex- or gender medicine. The top two abstracts will be selected for brief (5-minute) oral presentations and will be awarded $200. Others will participate in poster presentations with the top two posters also receiving recognition in certificates.

Registration: Registration is free. Advance registration required. Register at:

Abstract deadline: Monday, April 3, 2023

Submit Abstracts/Posters

Questions? Please contact Willow Alber-Martin at [email protected].