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The Forum on Aging


Event Info
  • October 27, 2021
  • 5:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Levin Hall Dining Room
  • Contact: Stephanie Burt, MS (409) 266-9675 stburt@utmb.edu

The Annual Forum on Aging, now in its 24th year, informs gerontology researchers and the community about aging research at UTMB.

The Forum on Aging provides an opportunity for faculty, fellows, and students to showcase their research and inform the UTMB community in general about the research on aging going on at UTMB. It is also a great opportunity for networking and learning more about the research resources available from the Sealy Center on Aging and Research Services. Monetary awards for best student and fellow posters will be given, sponsored by the Sealy Center on Aging and Sigma Xi.

2021 STUDENT POSTER WINNERS

NamePoster TitleCategory
Peyton
Armstrong
National Trends in Osteoporosis Medication Use Among Medicare Beneficiaries with and without Alzheimer’s Disease/Related DementiasDisparities in Cognitive Function 
Timothy
Baumgartner
Targeting the Nav1.6:GSK3B PPI Interface to Mitigate Hippocampal Hyperexcitability in Early-Stage Alzheimer’s DiseaseNeuroscience
Mariela
Gutierrez
The Influence of Birth Cohort Differences in Education and Occupation Type on the Cognitive Function of Mexican Older AdultsDisparities in Cognitive Function
Shrinath
Kadamangudi
Exploring Tau Pathology in Primary Age-Related Tauopathy (Part)Neuroscience
Kseniya
Masterova
The Effect of Short Duration Bed Rest on Arterial Structure and Function in Older AdultsRehabilitation & Recovery
Warona
Mathuba
Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Improvement in Daily Activities During a Nursing Home StayDisparities in Physical Function
Kanwal
Momin
Heightened Sleep Problems are Associated with a Greater Odds in Developing Obesity Among Mexican Adults Aged 50 and OlderImplementation
Chinedu
Onwudebe
Diabetes Complications and Pain Among Mexican Americans Aged 75 and OlderDisparities in Health Care & Suffering
Robert
Rodriguez
Health Disparities Experiences Among Sexual Minorities: National Health Interview Survey, 2017-2018Disparities in Other Chronic Conditions
Megan
Rutherford
Body Mass Index and Frailty Among Older Mexican Americans: Findings From an 18-Year Follow-upMuscle Aging
Rehal
Tekeste
Ticagrelor is More Effective Than Clopidogrel in Carrier of Nonfunctional Cyp2c19 Allele Who has Diabetes and Acute Coronary Syndrome – Case Report and Literature ReviewImplementation
Juan
Ventura
Handgrip Strength and Cognitive Decline in Aging Mexican Americans with Long-Term Follow-upRehabilitation & Recovery
Jordan
Westra
National Trends and Patterns of Cessation of Prescription Opioid Use Among Medicare Beneficiaries, 2013-2018Education

2021 POST-GRADUATE, FELLOW & RESIDENT WINNERS

NamePoster TitleCategory
Phillip
Cantu
Differential Item Functioning of the CSI’D in the MEXCOGNeuroscience
Aimalohi
Esechie
Trends in Prescribing Pattern of Opioid and Benzodiazepine Substitutes Among Medicare Part D Beneficiaries From 2013-2018: A Retrospective StudyImplementation
Anna
Fracassi
TREM2-Induced Activation of Microglia Contributes to Synaptic Resilience in Non-demented Individuals with Alzheimer’s NeuropathologyNeuroscience
Sagar
Gaikwad
HMGB1-Mediated Inflammaging Contributes to Age-related Cognitive DysfunctionsRehabilitation & Recovery
Imran
Sulemankhil
Heart Failure and Frailty in Older Mexican AmericansHealth Disparities

 

PARTICIPANT ELIGIBILITY

UTMB faculty, fellows and students involved in aging research.

PRIZES

Monetary awards for best student and fellow posters will be given. Awards sponsored by the Sealy Center on Aging and Sigma Xi.

REQUIREMENTS

Submit an abstract by the due date. Abstracts are included in the forum program. The maximum poster size is 4’ vertically by 6’ horizontally. You must be available to talk about your research during the Forum on Aging event.

WHAT TO PRESENT?

Your poster should give other UTMB scientists a sense of the type of work you are doing. This might be a poster that you presented at a national meeting within the last year or one that summarizes all of your current aging research. If you are just beginning, you could summarize the goals and proposed methodology of a new project.

EVENT SETUP

Board assignments and name tags can be picked up at the registration desk starting at 3:00 p.m. on the day of the Forum on Aging event.

POSTER GUIDELINES

When developing and designing your poster, consider displaying the data and information in a way that can be easily read and understood from 4 feet away. Templates are available at the Academic Resources: Graphic Design and Printing Services website.

SUGGESTED FORMAT

  1. Title
  2. Authors and Addresses
  3. Abstract
  4. Purpose
  5. Methods
  6. Data/Results
  7. Conclusions
  8. Acknowledgment & References

PRINTING THE POSTER

Large single sheet poster prints and/or title banners can be ordered online through Academic Resources: Graphic Design and Printing Services (409) 772-5900. If billing through your department or grant, you will need to provide the PS Class (XXXXX) or Project-Bud Ref (XXXXX-XX). Allow for a 3-day turn around after you submit your poster online. Contact Academic Resources for more information about ordering posters.

PRESENTING THE POSTER

The posters will be mounted to 4’ X 6’ boards with push pins inside the Levin Hall Dining Room. A program specifying the location number for your poster will be given to you at the registration desk located at the entrance of the dining room.

THINGS TO REMEMBER

Posters should progress logically from an introductory abstract to your conclusions. Remember that few of the people who read your poster will know as much about the topic as you do. Make it easy for them to understand. It should also be legible with a font size of 20+ so that people reading your poster can comfortably read the material from 3-4 feet away.

Keep the text to a minimum and consider using graphs or charts of data whenever possible. Diagrams of techniques or experimental plans can be very helpful and are usually easier to understand than just text alone. For results, use mostly tables, figures, and diagrams with a short set of bullets under each table, figure or diagram summarizing the major findings. Don't forget to number your graphs or tables, if necessary.

A good poster answers the following questions:

  • What problem or question did you address?
  • What approach did you take?
  • Did you use any unusual techniques?
  • What did you find out?
  • What did each experiment you present tell you?
  • Why was this project worth doing?
  • What conclusions did you draw based on your research?
  • If you could continue with the project, what would you do next?