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AAPI (Arkansas) Poster Presentation at 10th Anniversary Annual Event 2018

On the occasion of our 10th annual meeting, AAPI (Arkansas) is pleased to invite abstracts for poster session. The aim of the poster session is to showcase ongoing research being conducted by Indian American members. Hence we invite submissions ranging broad research topics spanning from myeloma to Alzheimer’s research including basic, clinical and translational research.

Venue: Saturday, August 25th, 2018, 3.00 PM
The Statehouse Convention Center
426 W Markham St.
Little Rock, AR 72201

Submission: Email the abstract to Please include 'Annual meeting poster submission' in the subject.

Deadline for submission: July 1st 2018.

Review process: All submissions will be reviewed by a committee of researchers and educators.

Notification of acceptance of poster presentations will be sent out by July 15th 2018.

Abstract Guidelines:
Abstracts must be organized into sections identified by the following bolded headers: Background, Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusions.
Case reports may be submitted by members in training/ early investigators.
Abstracts should include implications for research, policy or practice in the Conclusions section, when applicable.
Brand names of pharmaceuticals and trade names of medical devices cannot be used in the title or body of the abstract.
The abstract cannot contain illustrations, images or graphs. If the abstract is accepted, presenters may include these items in their on-site presentations.
An abstract may contain one small table.
Although original research is preferred, an encore presentation of a recent poster presented at a medical organization’s annual meeting will also be considered.
The maximum word count is 250.

AAPI (Arkansas) Pilot Research Grant Program 2018

   Program Purpose:

The AAPI (Arkansas) pilot grant program is being developed to foster research pertinent to the health of the Indian American community members and the public health of Arkansans. The program seeks to fund outstanding research that advances our understanding of specific medical conditions or health disparities affecting members of the Indian American community. Some examples include but are not limited to the high prevalence of diabetes, premature cardiac events, and untreated mental illness in Indian American population or high rates of obesity in Arkansans. A major objective of the AAPI pilot grant program is to provide seed money to initiate a project and acquire the necessary preliminary data for submission of a major extramural grant application to a federal agency or national foundation. As such a variety of research designs are acceptable including survey research, epidemiologic research, secondary data analyses and meta-analyses.

Eligibility Requirements:
Open to current AAPI (Arkansas) members in good standing.
Application Requirements
Layman Summary: Not to exceed 10 lines
Abstract: Not to exceed 250 words
Application: Application should not exceed 2 pages and should include a background, significance (description of the scope and importance of the problem being addressed), specific aims or pilot project objectives, approach (strategy, methodology), and analyses/evaluation plan used to accomplish the aims, and timeline. A CV/bio for the applicant must be included, limited to four pages.
Key Dates:
Application Due Date: July 15th 2018
Award Date: Announced in the AAPI annual meeting on Aug 25th 2018
Award Information :
Funding: The funding is provided by the AAPI (Arkansas). The AAPI (Arkansas) Research Committee reviews applications and submits its recommendation to the Executive Committee which makes final funding decisions.
Award Budget: Typical award amounts are $2,000 for a 12-month period. One award will be made in the inaugural year, future grant numbers will depend on the available funding and the number of meritorious applications.
Award Project Period: 12 months maximum. All funds must be expended by the end of the project period. Carryforward and extensions are not allowed. Results of the project are expected to be presented at the 2019 annual meeting of AAPI (Arkansas).

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