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Early Career Researcher Award 2021

The 2021 Early Career Researcher Award Committee has selected a shortlist of finalists amongst all submissions, based on the scientific rigor of their Abstract.

Following this, finalists had the exclusive opportunity to be coached by past candidates and experts to prepare their oral pitch, pre-recorded and broadcasted during the 2021 Conference on June 23rd. The audience has then voted live for the winner based on their scientific communication skills.

Congratulations to Nathaniel Willis, who won the Early Career Researcher Award of this 2021 edition!

WATCH ECRA SESSION REPLAY MEET NATHANIEL WILLIS

Finalists of 2021 edition

  • Pitch 1 - Modeling Hydration Status Given Daily Measures of Body Mass, Urine Color, and Thirst,
    Travis Anderson
    University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
  • Picth 2 - Urinary UDP, glucose as a novel actionable biomarker of dehydration-induced acute kidney injury,
    Maria Agustina Battistone
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Pitch 3- Copeptin is related to mucolytic bacteria and gut barrier function,
    Nathaniel Willis
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Pitch 4 - Self-Reported Changes in Thirst and Alertness during Variable Prescribed Fluid Intake,
    Hillary Yoder
    University of Alabama & University of Wyoming, USA
  • Pitch 5 - Estimating differences in risk of chronic kidney disease based on water intake in a national sample,
    David Lartey
    Montana State University, Bozeman, USA
  • Pitch 6 - The Acute Effect of Adequate Water Intake on Glucose Regulation in Low Drinkers,
    Adam Seal
    California Polytechnic State University, USA


Want to learn more about the contest?

Please find down below information about the benefits, eligibility, the process and more!

Scope

The scientific work should be submitted in abstract form. It must describe the results of novel research contributing to scientific fields of hydration and health.

Submission is encouraged (but not restricted to) in the following areas related to hydration: nutrition, diet, cardiovascular diseases, obesity prevention and public health interventions, hydration biomarkers, cognition, kidney health, behavior, well-being, fluid and water intake studies.

If you are unsure whether or not your topic fits, reach out to us by email on ecra@hydrationforhealth.com. We would be happy to assist you!

Prizes - What's in it for the participant?

The winner of the 2021 Hydration for Health Conference receives

On top of finalists’ benefits (see list below).

  • The Early Career Researcher Award – trophy & certificate.
  • He/She will be given the opportunity to submit a full article in the proceedings of the Annual Hydration for Health Scientific Conference.
    Hydration for Health Proceedings 2018 were published in the Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism, a peer review journal from Karger Publishing Group. Access it here.

The shortlisted finalists receive

  • Contest before the TEST Pitch session they’ll have in front of the Scientific Committee.
  • A TEST Pitch coaching session in front of the Scientific Committee.
    This is a unique opportunity to dry run your presentation in front of experts who will give you personalized feedbacks and help you improve your scientific communication skills. The exercise will allow you to make some final corrections before recording your final Pitch.
  • A dedicated personalized follow up by one Scientific Committee member, who will collate the committee members’ feedbacks and give advices to fine tune your presentation before the final recording.
  • 1 exclusive mentorship session.
    The winner will receive a specific mentorship from the Scientific Committee. The Committee guarantees to find a suitable mentor (amongst the Committee, the Hydrationists community or their personal networks) for this purpose and will personally introduce the Awardee to facilitate this session.
  • An exclusive mentorship session with a Danone leader (after the conference).
    Topic - Presentation around Career mentorship.
    Q&A opportunity.
  • All finalists will get the exclusive opportunity to present their pitch during the 13th Hydration for Health Scientific Conference 2021, taking place on June 23rd, 2021.
  • The chance to win the 2021 Early Career Researcher Award, voted by the audience.
  • All finalists will get their abstract published in the proceedings of the Annual Hydration for Health Scientific Conference.
    Hydration for Health Proceedings 2018 were published in the Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism, a peer review journal from Karger Publishing Group. Access it here.