Research Workshop Travel Awards

Congratulations to the Research Workshop Travel Award Winners

Priscila Sala, RD. Gastroenterology, Surgical Division, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Abstract Titles:
•Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Vitamin A Deficiency: Contribution of reduced intestinal beta-carotene oxygenase 1 (BCO1) gene expression
•Gastrointestinal Transcriptomic Response of Metabolic Vitamin B12 Pathways in Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Danielle Fonesca, RD. Gastroenterology, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Abstract Titles:
•Reduced microRNA 21 (miR-21) expression in human gastrointestinal tissue after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB): a potential contribution to glucose homeostasis
•Increased postprandial GLP-1 levels after Roux in Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) may be related to overexpression of GCG gene in the remnant stomach in addition to distal gut 

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  • Any Early Career Investigator submitting an Original Abstract to CNW that aligns with the Research Workshop topic
  • An applicant is considered an Early Career Investigator if he/she is within 10 years of completing a terminal research degree or medical residency (or the equivalent). ASPEN's definition adheres to NIH's guidelines for New Investigators.

Application Information  

  • Submit abstracts to CNW’s abstract submission site, and select the option to be considered for Research Workshop Travel Awards.
  • ASPEN’s Abstract Review Committee selects top-scoring abstracts. 

The Award Includes  

  • $600 reimbursement for travel associated with attending CNW
  • Presentation of your abstract as a poster during the Research Workshop.  (Workshop attendance required).