U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NIDDK Summer Graduate Research Conference

KUH Summer Undergraduate Research Conference

7/30/2015 12:00 PM
8/1/2015 12:00 PM
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For questions concerning program content, contact:
Tracy L. Rankin, Ph.D.
Career Development and Training Program Director
Kidney and Urologic Diseases
Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases
National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
6707 Democracy Blvd, Room 623
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone:(301) 594-4748
Fax:(301) 480-3510 ​​​

For questions concerning meeting logistics, contact:
Melanie V. Elder
Program Coordinator
Nephrology, Division of Renal Medicine
Emory University
School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
101 Woodruff Circle, WMB 3300
Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone: (404) 727-6367
Fax: (404) 727-3425
Email: mvelder@emory.edu ​​

Atlanta
 
Dobbs University Center

Event Details

This meeting is the culminating experience for the undergraduate participants sponsored by the Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases Summer Research Program. The conference will bring all the students together to share their research accomplishments, network with peers and distinguished faculty, and receive timely career development advice. This added exposure to professional and scientific opportunities in renal, urologic, and hematologic diseases will entice undergraduates to continue their medical or graduate careers in areas within the research mission of the Division.

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Agenda

THURSDAY, JULY 30
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Arrival and Dormitory Check-in
6:00 p.m. Group Dinner/Meet and Greet: Wisteria Lanes, Emory Conference Center
Hotel, 1615 Clifton Road N.E., Atlanta, GA
FRIDAY, JULY 31
DUC 3rd Floor
7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
Woodruff Health Science Administrative Building (WHSCAB), Plaza Level
  Poster Setup
DUC Winship Ballroom
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Dean Lisa Tedesco, Ph.D., Dean and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs; Dean of the James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies; Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education in the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Welcome Remarks on Behalf of NIDDK
Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P., Director of NIDDK
9:20 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Opening Plenary
Richard Cummings, Ph.D., William Patterson Timmie Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry, Emory University
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Kidneys Are Cool
Douglas Eaton, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology, Emory University
  Why We Need You for Nephrology Research
Robert Star, M.D., Director, Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases, NIDDK
  Pathways to Success in a Research Career
Tracy Rankin, Ph.D., Career Development and Training Program Director, Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases, NIDDK
DUC Cafeteria
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
WHSCAB, Plaza Level
1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Moderated Poster Session I (45 posters, 6 groups)
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Regrouping
DUC Winship Ballroom
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Panel Discussion with Near-Peers
  • Jill Freret (Ph.D. Fellow, Emory University)
  • Natalie Giles (Internal Medicine Resident, Emory University)
  • Nate Himmel (Graduate Student, Georgia State University)
  • Srijita Mukherjee (Nephrology Chief Fellow, Emory University)
  • Trey Rogers (M.D. Student, Morehouse School of Medicine)
  • Dona Wu (Nephrology Research Clinical Fellow, Emory University)
WHSCAB, Plaza Level
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Open Poster Session
Even numbers present/odd numbers visit at 5:30 p.m.
Odd numbers present/even numbers visit at 6:15 p.m.
Emory University School of Medicine Lobby
7:00 p.m. Group Dinner
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1
DUC 3rd Floor
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
WHSCAB, Plaza Level
  Poster Setup
DUC Winship Ballroom
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Culture and Success in Research
Clifton Poodry, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
WHSCAB, Plaza Level
9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Moderated Poster Session II (45 posters, 6 groups)
DUC Cafeteria
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
DUC Winship Ballroom
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Next Steps in Career
  • Ngozi Anachebe, M.D., Pharm.D., F.A.C.O.G., Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education; Associate Dean, Admissions and Student Affairs; Associate Professor, Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Mary Horton, M.P.H., M.A., Executive Co-Director, M.D./Ph.D. Program, Emory University
  • June Eddingfield, Associate Director for Admissions, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Keith Wilkinson, Ph.D., Director, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Emory University
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Concluding Remarks and Adjournment
Emory University School of Medicine Lobby
3:30 p.m.

Board buses in front of Emory University School of Medicine (SOM) Building at 100 Woodruff Circle. (Return trips back to the campus are at: 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and the last one is at 9:00 p.m.)


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Directions/Travel

Driving Directions to Emory University and Other General Information

From Interstate 20
Take the Moreland Avenue exit (eastbound, exit 60-B; westbound, exit 60). Turn right on Moreland and follow it approximately 3 miles. Moreland will change to Briarcliff Road once it crosses Ponce de Leon Avenue. Continue straight on Briarcliff approximately 2 miles to North Decatur Road. Turn right and follow North Decatur 1 mile to the Oxford Road roundabout intersection at Emory Village. Enter the campus through the Haygood-Hopkins Memorial Gateway.

From Interstates 75 or 85—Northbound or Southbound
Take exit 248-C, the Freedom Parkway exit. Cross Boulevard; continue on Freedom Parkway; left at the split; continue until it ends at Ponce de Leon Avenue; then turn right. Turn left onto Briarcliff Road, N.E. Travel approximately 2 miles to North Decatur Road. Turn right and follow North Decatur 1 mile to the Oxford Road roundabout intersection at Emory Village. Enter the campus through the Haygood-Hopkins Memorial Gateway.

From Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
The airport is located in the southwest section of the city, approximately 25 minutes from the Emory University campus. Visitors driving from the airport should take I-85 North.

Things to do and see in Atlanta:  www.atlanta.net

The conference will be held at the Dobbs University Center (DUC):
Emory University, DUC, 605 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322

The campus housing address is:
Emory University, Longstreet-Means Hall, 646 Means Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322

The hotel address is:
Emory Conference Center Hotel, 1615 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329, 404-712-6015

Campus parking:
Peavine Parking Deck, 29 Eagle Row, Atlanta, GA 30322

Emory Interactive Maps:
map.emory.edu

Minutes

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Attendees

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Abstracts

KUH_Abstracts07302015.pdfKUH_Abstracts07302015.pdf

Abstract and Poster Presentation Instructions

Due by July 20, 2015

All abstracts must be submitted via email to Denise Hoffman, dhoffman@scgcorp.com, with “KUH Summer Undergraduate Research Abstract” in the subject line. Abstract submissions should be no longer than 250 words (not including name and affiliation). It would be appreciated if each program collated its abstracts into a single e-mail submission. Please use one page for each abstract and submit the entirety as one MS Word document. We will provide poster numbers and group assignments for each abstract author directly on the Word document. We will then merge all submissions into one PDF for distribution. Each program can print the PDF to bring to the meeting, or staff can maintain it on their personal mobile devices. We will not be providing hard copies of the abstracts at the meeting. 

Please follow the instructions below to format an abstract (Note: Submissions will not be edited for spelling or grammar and will be accepted “as is.”):

  1. The abstract should be an MS Word document with 1" margins, typed single space, using a font no smaller than 10 points (12 cpi). Please use a common font, such as Helvetica, Times New Roman, or Arial.
  2. The abstract’s title should be typed in CAPITAL LETTERS and should clearly represent the nature of the investigation. Do not use subheadings (e.g., Methods, Results).
  3. The title should be followed (in standard capitalization, not all caps) by the author’s first and last names, degree, and affiliation (if applicable), as well as city, state, and country. If there is more than one author, underline the primary author’s name (one primary author per abstract). 
  4. Do not insert blank lines between the title and the body of the abstract, or between paragraphs. 
  5. Please ensure that your abstract is the correct length (no longer than 250 words).
  6. Use standard abbreviations (e.g., RBC) and standard symbols for units of measure (e.g., kg, gm, mg, mL, L, and %). Place abbreviations and acronyms in parentheses after the full word the first time that it appears. Use numerals to indicate numbers, except as the first word of a sentence. 
  7. Simple tables or graphs may be included; however, the abstract may not be longer than 1 page, including any tables or graphs.

Body of the Abstract

Organize the body of the abstract as follows:

  1. Statement of the purpose of the study
  2. Statement of the methods used
  3. Summary of the results presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusion
  4. Statement of the conclusions reached

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Posters will be displayed on 4-foot-high by 6-foot-wide poster boards. Pushpins and Velcro will be provided onsite. The recommended poster size is 3-feet by 5-feet.

Location

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  • Emory University
  • 605 Asbury Circle
  • GA 30322
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Contacts

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For questions concerning program content, contact:
Tracy L. Rankin, Ph.D.
Career Development and Training Program Director
Kidney and Urologic Diseases
Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases
National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases
6707 Democracy Blvd, Room 623
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone:(301) 594-4748
Fax:(301) 480-3510 ​​​

For questions concerning meeting logistics, contact:
Melanie V. Elder
Program Coordinator
Nephrology, Division of Renal Medicine
Emory University
School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
101 Woodruff Circle, WMB 3300
Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone: (404) 727-6367
Fax: (404) 727-3425
Email: mvelder@emory.edu ​​