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                           17th Annual Hospital Research Celebration

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SPONSORING INVESTIGATOR
Name:                                          Hospital Affiliate:
Department:                                    Division:
Telephone Ext:                                 Email:

NEW INVESTIGATOR AWARD
If competing for the New Investigator's Award, please type an X next to the appropriate category.
Basic Science:                                 Clinical Science:
                                           DATA SHEET

CONTACT PERSON - Fill in only if info is different than Sponsoring Investigator info
Please enter the following information for the person whom we will need to reach (regarding receipt of
abstract, poster number, session assignment, and other pertinent information), provided that this person
is not already the Sponsoring Investigator.

Underline one of the following or type in title: Mr., Ms., M.D., Ph.D.
Name:
Institution:
Department:
Division:
Telephone Ext:
Email Address:

ABSTRACT CATEGORY
Please type an X next to the category your abstract should appear under in our Abstract Book.
  *NOTE: Choose only one category!

        Allergy and Immunology                       Obstetrics/Gynecology
        Cardiology                                   Oncology
        Cell Biology                                 Ophthalmology
        Chronobiology/Sleep Research                 Orthopaedics
        Critical Care                                Pathology
        Dermatology                                  Pediatrics
        Emergency Medicine                           Pharmacology
        Endocrinology                                Plastic Surgery
        Gastroenterology                             Psychiatry/Beh. & Prev. Med. (Adult/Adolescent)
        Gene Therapy                                 Psychiatry/Beh. & Preventive Med. (Pediatric)
        Hematology                                   Pulmonary
        Infectious Diseases                          Radiology/Radiation Therapy
        Medicine                                     Renal
        Neurology/Neurobiology                       Surgery/Surgical Research
        Neurosurgery                                 Urology
        Nutrition
        Other. Please explain:

NEW INVESTIGATOR AWARD CANDIDATES - Do you qualify?
Please type an X next to one of the following.

Resident:
Fellow:
Postdoctoral Fellow:
Student:
                           Instructions
            for Preparation of Abstracts and Posters


GENERAL

     Researchers at any Brown University-affiliated hospital may
submit abstracts and posters.
     An individual investigator may appear as first author on one
abstract only. However, there is no limit on the number of times an
investigator may appear as a secondary author.
     Presentations must be based on original research.
     We welcome work that is currently underway as well as work that
has recently been presented at an annual society meeting, symposium,
etc.
     All abstracts meeting the above requirements will be accepted for
inclusion until we reach our maximum number of poster spaces.

ABSTRACTS

     Researchers wishing to participate in the poster session must
submit an abstract and a data sheet to Sara Spangenberger at
SSpangenberger@Lifespan.org or at Core Research Labs, Coro West, Room
4.212, RIH no later than October 9, 2008.
     The abstract must be typed on the abstract form in the expandable
box indicated on the abstract form. The title must be in bold face
and in uppercase.
     The entire abstract must be in Times Font, Size 12. It must not be
longer than approximately 380 words and 34 lines. Please refer to the
sample provided online for desired layout.
     Abstracts must meet these uniform requirements as they will be
printed out and bound in booklet form. If your abstract does not meet
these requirements, it will be sent back for revision.

POSTERS

     Posters must fit within a 4 X 4 foot space.
     All posters will be displayed all day. It is requested that they
be in place by 9:00 am on the day of the Research Celebration.
Presenters with odd numbers should be present at their posters from 1-
2:30 pm. Presenters with even numbers should be present at their
posters from 2:30-4:00 pm.
     Poster numbers will be determined once all abstracts have been
received.


Questions and suggestions are welcome and may be addressed to Dr.
McMillan at 444-6859 or PMcMillan@Lifespan.org, or to Sara
Spangenberger at 444-4245 or SSpangenberger@Lifespan.org.
                           Instructions
             for New Investigator Award Candidates


To compete for the New Investigator Award, you must:
    be a Resident, Fellow, Postdoctoral Fellow, or Student
    be the first author on the abstract submitted
    have done your research primarily at one of the participating
     institutions (a Brown University-affiliated hospital)

Prior to the event, the Research Celebration Planning Committee will
read the abstracts and will score them on a scale of one to five using
the following criteria:
      Is the project presented clearly?
      Is the experimental protocol and/or the research approach
        valid?
      Are the data convincing?
      Are the conclusions reasonable?
      Does the project represent a meaningful contribution to its
        respective field of study?
Using these results, the top five abstracts in each category (i.e.,
Basic Science and Clinical Science) will be selected as finalists.

Each finalist will be required to prepare a poster for display and a
10-minute PowerPoint presentation. The presentation will take place
during the week of the Research Celebration at a time and date to be
determined. One winner for each category will be chosen based on the
following additional criteria:
      Is the poster well structured? (i.e., is the project presented
        in a clear and effective manner?)
      Are the experimental data convincing? Are the conclusions
        reasonable?
      Does the author seem to be thoroughly conversant with his or
        her material?
      Is the poster attractive in an artistic sense?

The winners will be announced during the Research Celebration on
Thursday, October 22,2009 in the George Auditorium just prior to our
keynote lecturers. In addition, the two winners will each receive a
$250 gift certificate to the Brown University Bookstore.

If you have any questions, contact Dr. McMillan at 444-6859 or
PMcMillan@Lifespan.org, or contact Sara Spangenberger at 444-4245 or
SSpangenberger@Lifespan.org.
                                 ABSTRACT FORM SAMPLE
                     (TO BE USED AS A FORMATTING GUIDE ONLY)

STRATEGY        TO     MANAGE         HIGH  JAIL     PREVALENCE         OF    GONNORHEA
(GC)/CHLAMYDIA (CT) IN A LOW PREVALENCE AREA. AC Spaulding, A Jongco, E Jackson,
J Kurpewski, JG Clarke, TP Flanigan. Divisions of Infectious Disease and General Medicine, RI
Hospital/Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI.

Since 1989, routine HIV testing upon jail entry has identified nearly a third (1,141/3,537) of all infected
Rhode Islanders. Aggressive management of STDs may prevent HIV transmission and acquisition.
Correctional facilities have high STD prevalence. Most studies have been in regions where STD
prevalence is greater than that in RI (Gonnorhea [GC] at 4.3/10,000 and Chlamydia [CT] at
23.2/10,000). We are unaware of any previous evaluation for GC and CT in adult inmates from a low
prevalence area. Currently no strategy exists to decide when and who to test for GC/CT, which costs
approximately $29/LCR test. From 6/21/99 to 8/2/99, 860 entrants, all women and 50% of men entering
the RI state correctional facility (n=860) were approached to submit urine for leukocyte esterase (LE)
and LCR testing to detect GC/CT. Typically, 18% of entrants are released the day of entrance and may
have left before testing could be accomplished. 69%, or 588/860 entrants, consented to give a specimen.
27 inmates had a ≈ LCR urine test. 19 had CT alone, and 6 had GC alone and two patients were co-
infected.
• Overall prevalence was 4.5%, prevalence in those < 28 was 10.7% and that in women < 28 was
    25.7% (which is > 90x that of the RI general population).
• To identify
    jail entry.
•
    reported symptoms of discharge, dysuria and dysparunia h
• Logistic regression analysis showed that age < 33, LE positivity, and > 1 sex partner in the past 90
    days best correlated with a positive GC and/or CT test.
• Cost analysis showed that urine LCR testing was cost savings in female but not male jail entrants
    with RI's current prevalence and cost of testing.
In summary, even in a region where GC and CT is rare, jail entrants may have significant rates of
asymptomatic STD infection. In summary, even in a region where GC and CT is rare, jail entrants may
have significant rates of asymptomatic STD infection. For RI, and algorithm to test women, especially
younger women reporting risky behavior, will be a cost-effective strategy to detect many infections.
Because most entrants leave jail within a week, testing on admission and treating GC/CT in a jail
population may efficiently decrease new STDs and HIV seroconversions for the entire state.


SPONSORING INVESTIGATOR
Name:                                                Hospital Affiliate:
Department:                                          Division:
Telephone Ext:                                       Email:
NEW INVESTIGATOR AWARD
If competing for the Young Investigator's Award, please type an X next to the appropriate category.
Basic Science:                                      Clinical Science: X

				
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