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2021 Joint UCLA SCORE Symposium
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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JOINT UCLA SCORE VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM
Sex Differences in Brain-Gut Disorders and Metabolism

Friday, March 19, 2021
9:00 AM – 3:15 PM PT

Please submit your abstracts for the 2021 Joint UCLA SCORE Symposium by Friday, February 19, 2021. Students (undergraduate/graduate students) and Early Career Investigators (post-doctoral/clinician/junior faculty) are eligible for the abstract competition with a $500 prize for first and $250 prize for second (two categories: students and Early Career Investigators). Please see Abstract Preparation Instructions below

Invited Speakers

Tracey Bale, PhD
Director, Center for Epigenetic Research in Child Health & Brain Development, Departments of Pharmacology and Psychiatry, University of Maryland

Cecilia Lindgren, MSc, PhD
Professor, Genomic Endocrinology & Metabolism, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford

Judy Regensteiner, PhD
Director, Center for Women’s Health Research, Professor of Medicine, Divisions of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Colorado Denver

Andrea Rapkin, MD
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California Los Angeles

Jennifer Labus, PhD
Director, Bioinformatics Core, G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience; Adjunct Professor, Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, University of California Los Angeles

Preliminary agenda is forthcoming

About the UCLA Specialized Centers of Research Excellence (SCORE) on Sex Differences

UCLA SCORE on Sex Related Differences in Brain Gut Microbiome Interactions in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience, Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

This Center aims to gain a better understanding of the role of the gut microbiome and female sex hormones in the modulation of brain gut microbiome interactions in two of the most common disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic functional constipation. These studies will provide valuable insights about the pathophysiology and treatment of these conditions. The Center has been continuously funded by a P50 grant from the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) since 2002. uclacns.org/score

UCLA SCORE on Sex Related Differences in Metabolism
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, UCLA Metabolism Research Theme, UCLA Cardiovascular Research Theme

This Center aims to elucidate sex differences in risk factors and treatments for Metabolic Syndrome (MetSyn) components such as obesity, insulin resistance/diabetes, dyslipidemia, and fatty liver. We investigate MetSyn sex differences from multiple perspectives, including impact of XX vs. XY sex chromosome complement, interactions between sex and genetic and epigenetic variation, and estrogen effects. The Center is funded by a P50 grant from the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). sexdifferencesinmetabolism.ucla.edu

And with the generous support from UCLA Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, CURE Foundation, Gerald Oppenheimer Foundation, Morris A. Hazan Family Foundation, Executive Advisory Board of the Iris-Cantor – UCLA Women’s Health Center, and UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).


Abstract Preparation Instructions

  • Format abstract using a word processing program such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs with 3,000 character limit.
  • For special characters such as Greek or algebraic, use a standard font such as ‘Arial’ or ‘Times New Roman’. Do not use the ‘Symbol’ font. Otherwise, please spell it out.
  • Use standard abbreviations. When using abbreviations for chemical compounds, spell out in full the first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Do not abbreviate compounds in the title of the abstract.
  • Up to 2 figures/tables are permitted

Abstract should belong in one or more of the following categories:

  • brain-gut axis
  • microbiome
  • obesity/metabolic syndrome
  • mitochondrial biology
  • neuroimmunology
  • autonomic nervous system
  • insulin resistance/diabetes
  • mind-brain-body interactions
  • stress
  • chronic pain syndromes (e.g. IBS, FM, Vulvodynia, IC/BPS)
  • liver diseases
  • outcomes research

If you wish to be considered for the poster competition, indicate your training level (undergraduate/graduate student or post-doctoral/clinician)

Submit abstracts and supporting material to Cathy Liu at clliu@g.ucla.edu