Research Seminars



Beyond IMRaD: Meeting Readers' Expectations In Peer-Reviewed Articles 

Date: February 1, 2016
Link: WebEx recording and slides
Presenter: Anne Marie Weber-Main, PhD, UMN Department of Medicine
Description:  The seminar will present specific tips for meeting these types of critical reader expectations within the context of the basic structure for a scholarly paper -- Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion (IMRaD).  Particular emphasis will be give to the Introduction and Discussion sections, where writers have the most flexibility in how they frame the story their research is telling.



A Panel Presentation of NRSA Application Tips
December, 7, 2015
Link: WebEx recording
Presenters: Erica Schorr, Melissa Horning, Anne McKechnie, Mary Whipple, Jayne Fulkerson, and Diane Treat-Jacobson
Description: The panel discussion includes tips from a doctoral student who has recently submitted an NRSA application, three faculty members who were funded by NRSA awards during their doctoral programs, and two NRSA faculty sponsors.


Data Sharing in Nursing: What Researchers Need to Know

Date: November 9, 2015
Link: WebEx recording and slides/handouts
Presenter: Caitlin Bakker, MLIS, UMN Bio-Medical Library
Description: Federal funding agencies and journals are increasingly requiring researchers to make their data publicly available to promote reproducibility and reuse. This seminar covers effectively writing a data sharing plan, including compliance with upcoming funding agency policies, avoiding common obstacles for data sharing, considerations for sensitive data including protected health information, and identifying and assessing data repositories. The seminar includes practical examples and strategies to successfully develop and implement a data sharing plan for data sets of all sizes.


Making Smart Publishing Choices to Achieve YOUR Scholarly Goals

Date: October 12, 2015
Link: WebEx recording and slides
Presenters: Nancy Sims, JD, MLIS & Liz Weinfurther, MLIS, University of Minnesota Libraries
Description: Almost every researcher has gotten some sketchy-looking invitations to contribute to a journal or other publication they've never heard of… How can you tell when those are legit publishing outlets and when they are fruitless scams?  


Data Security in the Academic Health Center

Date: September 14, 2015
Link: WebEx recording (recording joins the talk a bit late), slides, handout1 and handout2
Presenter: Jon Haper is the University of Minnesota's AHC-IS Workstation Field Support Manager  
Description: AHC-IS Data Security and Management policies and resources are presented such as:

• How to safely share data electronically with collaborators within and outside of the University of Minnesota
• Recommendations for safely sharing protected health information (PHI) in clinical and/or research situations
• Data Security Guidelines when portable devices (e.g., ‘jump drives’) are used


Use of Clinical Data from EHR for Nursing Research

Date: April 30, 2015
Link: PowerPoint/Audio and slides
Presenter: Hyeoun-Ae Park, PhD, RN, FAAN is the first nurse to be President of the International Medical Informatics Association.  She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Schools of Nursing and Public Health with a post-doctorate in health informatics.  She has used electronic health record (EHR) data, mobile applications, and web-based tools to address topics important to researchers including obesity management, pressure ulcers, breast cancer and adverse drug events.


What Makes Research Findings Useful: Listening to Patient's Voices

Date: April 24, 2015
PowerPoint/Audio and slides
Presenter: Pamela Hinds, RN, PhD, FAAN, was the keynote speaker at Research Day 2015: Innovations through Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice.  She is the Director of the Department of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes and Co-Director of the Center for Translational Science at Children's National Health System and a Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University.  For more than three decades Dr. Hinds has created and led research related to the pediatric cancer experience, quality of life, fatigue and altered sleep during the treatment of pediatric cancers, and end-of-life communication and decision-making.  She has published more than 215 peer-reviewed articles.


My NCBI + ScieENcv = a tool for creating the new NIH Biosketch

March 2, 2015
Link: PowerPoint/Audio (streaming) and handouts
Slides: PowerPoints
Presenter: Katherine Chew, MLIS, Associate Librarian for Special Projects and Initiatives for the Health Sciences Library
Description: NIH and AHRQ will require the use of the new biographical sketch format for grant applications submitted for due dates on or after May 25, 2015.  Learn what changes have been made to the NIH biosketch format, how to effectively use the My NCBI / My Bibliography / SciENcv portals and how to create your biosketch(es) in the new format.


Using CTSA Resources for Big Data Research, Scholarship, and Teaching

February 2, 2015
Link: PowerPoint/Audio (streaming)
Slides: PowerPoints
Presenters: Dean Connie White Delaney and Dr. Bonnie L. Westra, School of Nursing
Description: Learn about the CTSI resources available for research, teaching, and general scholarship.  This includes finding collaborators, obtaining consultations, getting help with recruitment for studies, and obtaining data sets for research, business operations, and teaching.


Creating Posters using PowerPoint

January 5, 2015
Link: PowerPoint/Audio and handouts
Slides: Google slides
Megan Kocher and Amy Nesser, University of Minnesota Libraries
Description: Poster design basics principles such as font, color, and 'white space' are presented along with links to poster templates, Creative Commons-licensed images, and other valuable image resources.  The PowerPoint/Audio of the presentation demonstrates the actual poster creation process in PowerPoint.



Tips for Preparing a NRSA Application from the Experience of Three Successful Students
Date: December 8, 2014
Link: PowerPoint/Audio
Presenters: Erica Schorr, Melissa Horning, Breanna Hetland and Diane Treat-Jacobson


Introduction to the CTSI Research Toolkit: A New Online Resource to Support Your Research

Date: November 3, 2014
Link: PowerPoint/Audio and handout
Slides: PowerPoints
Presenter: Melissa Hansen, Research Navigator, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Description: The CTSI Research Toolkit provides UMN investigators and their teams with a simpler way to find the resources they need to conduct research.  


IRB Topics for School of Nursing Researchers

Date: October 6, 2014
Link: PowerPoint/Audio
Slides: PowerPoints
Presenters: Cynthia McGill and Jeffery Perkey, UMN Human Research Protections Program
Description: Topics covered in the talk include CITI requirements for UMN researchers, how to determine if your project is human subject research, and how and when to use the Determination Form, along with a short discussion on QI and QA.


Experts@Minnesota: Research Profile and Networking Tool for the School of Nursing

Date: September 8, 2014
Link: PowerPoint/Audio and handout
Slides: PowerPoints
Presenters: Steven Braun, MS and Liz Fine Weinfurther, MLIS, UMN Libraries
Description: Experts@Minnesota is an innovative online tool intended to make connections between scholars within and external to the University of Minnesota.


Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR): Changing the Lens of Our Questions, Methods and Outcomes

Date: April 25, 2014 (Nursing Research Day)
Link: PowerPoint/Audio
Presenter: Dr. Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Organizational Systems & Adult Health
Description: Provides an overview of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) study methods and how to incorporate PCOR methods into health system processes.


Big Data Research Using Electronic Health Record Data from the Academic Health Center Information Exchange (AHC-IE)

Date: March 3, 2014
Link: PowerPoint/Audio
Presenters: Dean Connie Delaney and Dr. Bonnie Westra, UMN School of Nursing
Description: AHC Information Exchange (AHC-IE) is a strategic initiative incorporating a fully automated platform of systems, applications, databases and analytical tools to support interdisciplinary health research and clinical care. 


EXPERTS@Minnesota: Research Networking Systems and Online Identities

Date: February 17, 2014
Link: PowerPoint/Audio
Presenters: Jon Jeffryes, UMN Libraries
Description: The presentation provided a tour of custom UMN programs and databases: Experts@Minnesota, UMN Profiles and Pivot. These tools allow interdisciplinary collaborators to locate funding opportunities. The session also demonstrates how to customize researcher profiles and set up funding alerts.


Creating a Data Management Plan for Your Grant Application

Date: January 8, 2014
Link: PowerPoint/Audio and Data Management Checklist
Presenters: Lisa Johnston and Liz Weinfurter, UMN Libraries
Description: The presentation focuses on factors to consider in creating a data management plan with a focus on data preservation issues and tools for sharing data, such as subject-based repositories.


CTSI Services for Accessing Clinical Data

Date: November 7, 2013
Link: PowerPoint/Audio
Presenters: Drs. Zohara Cohen, UMN Institute for Health Informatics and Bonnie Westra, School of Nursing/Center for Nursing Informatics
Description: Seminar provides an overview of tools and resources such as the Informatics Consulting Service and i2b2, a cohort discovery tool.


MyNCBI and RPPR: NIH Partners to a Successful Progress Report

Date: October 2, 2013
Link: PowerPoint/Audio
Presenters: Jim Beattie, UMN Health Sciences librarian and Frances Spalding, Sponsored Projects Administration training coordinator
Description: This presentation outlines how the MyNCBI bibliography feature can assist with NIH Public Access Policy compliance and flows into the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) module in the eRA Commons.


Opportunities through the School of Nursing Laboratory of Clinical Physiology

Date: September 5, 2013
Link: PowerPoint/Audio
Presenters: Ulf Bronas, PhD, AT.C., AT.R. 
Description: Dr. Bronas provides an overview of ongoing clinical trials and research opportunities that are available through the School of Nursing's Laboratory of Clinical Physiology (SoN-LCP). The research vision and goal of the SoN-LCP is to become the leading School of Nursing clinical physiology laboratory that will provide cutting-edge and innovative clinical physiology nursing research services to educate and benefit the community.


UMN $52 Million Clinical and Translational Science Award ~ Transforming Nursing Research: Implications for Research Trajectories

Date: May 20, 2013
Link: PowerPoint/Audio
Presenters: Dean Connie Delaney, Drs. Sue Henly, Karen Monsen and Bonnie Westra, UMN School of Nursing
Description: This seminar summarizes the nursing research impact of the UMN-CTSA in terms of investment, innovation and benefits of collaboration. The combined presentations from School of Nursing faculty will address the AHC Information Exchange platform (clinical data, tools and applications), ‘large data’ discovery, and critical examination of CTSA implications for nursing science. This session was also integrated into one of nursing's first massive open online course (MOOC) offerings at UMN.


A Program of Research: From Clinical Question to Business Opportunity

Date: April 26, 2013 – Nursing Research Day at McNamara Alumni Center
Link: PowerPoint/Audio
Presenter: Dr. Kathryn Bowles, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing
Description: This session was the keynote presentation for the School of Nursing’s annual Nursing Research Day.


Tips on Obtaining PubMed Central IDs and Compliance Information for NIH Grant-Related Publications

Date: February 18, 2013
Link: PowerPoint/Audio
Presenters: Wayne Loftus, Web Services Coordinator, UMN Health Science Library and Dr. Joseph Gaugler, Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Description: This session provides an overview of the compliance issues and ramifications from the NIH Public Access Policy requiring the use of PubMed Central identifiers (PMCIDs) for peer-reviewed journals that result from NIH funded projects. Also, a look inside the eRA commons for a demonstration on how to apply for a PMCID.


IRB Issues to Consider in Community-Based Participatory Research

Date: January 28, 2013
Link: PowerPoint/Audio
Presenter: Cynthia McGill, University of Minnesota Human Research Protection Program
Description: This presentation satisfies the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement. Ms. McGill discusses the strengths, opportunities, and challenges in conducting community-based participatory research (CBPR) and the risks and benefits of involving the community in relevant research.



National Research Service Award (NRSA) Overview

Date: November 26, 2012
Presenters: Dr. Lyn Bearinger, Dr. Linda Chlan, Dr. Jayne Fulkerson, Dr. Siobhan McMahon and NRSA recipient, Erica Schorr
Link: PowerPoint/Audio
Description: This session provides an overview of National Research Service Award (NRSA) program and how to prepare an application for this award, named after Dr. Ruth L. Kirschstein, who was the first female director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


Tips from Study Section Grant Reviewers

Date: October 25, 2012
Presenters: Dr. Linda Chlan, Dr. Joseph Gaugler and Dr. Diane Treat-Jacobson
Link: PowerPoint/Audio
Description: School of Nursing faculty, experienced in the NIH grant review process, share their tips, recommendations and insight on preparing proposals and what reviewers look for....


Office of Nursing Research & Scholarship/Post-Award Office Updates

Date: September 26, 2012
Presenters: Pat Bender, Deb Brown, Dr. Ann Garwick, Susan Harris, Gina McCabe, Linda Molloy, Christi Powers and Sue Wikstrom
Link: PowerPoint/Audio
Description: ONRS and the School of Nursing business office present pre-and-post grant award updates along with tips on intranet resources and the poster ordering process.


mHealth: Engaging and Empowering Consumers

Date: March 29, 2012
Presenters: Dr. Madeline Kerr, Dr. Bonnie Westra and Dr. Susan Henly
Link: PowerPoint/Audio
Description: Mobile devices and applications are providing easy access to health-related information, empowering people to monitor parameters of their personal health, and create new platforms for interventions. Novel research approaches in the mHealth ecosystem will also be discussed.


Short Duration Study of Long Duration Change: The Accelerated Cohort Design

Date: March 8, 2012
Presenters: Dr. Sue Henly and Dr. Elizabeth Lando-King
Link: PowerPoint/Audio
Description: Obtaining complete longitudinal datasets to study health-related developmental trajectories over long periods of time is challenging and costly. The accelerated cohort design is an alternative that links growth curve segments from adjacent cohorts observed for shorter, overlapping time periods to create the overall trajectory. An example from adolescent health will be used to illustrate model specification and assessment of curve convergence across cohorts using MPlus as a computing platform.


Examples of How to Use RedCAP for Research and Administration

Date: February 9, 2012
Presenters: Sue Lowry and Dr. Jayne Fulkerson
Links: Part 1: Description and Function of RedCAP --- Part 2: Application and Use in a Research Project
Description: REDCap (or Research Electronic Data Capture) is a free, secure web application used to build and manage online surveys and databases. This open source data capture software was developed by Vanderbilt University and is used extensively by clinical and translational science researchers. Currently nearly 200 UMN staff and faculty use REDCap on more than 100 projects. Sue Lowry, of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Biostatistical Design and Analysis Center (BDAC) will describe its functionality for data capture, scheduling, ad hoc reporting and advanced features such as branching logic and calculated fields. Dr. Jayne Fulkerson, director of the School of Nursing’s Center for Child and Family Health Promotion and principal investigator of HOME Plus, will discuss how her team uses REDCap in both an administrative and clinical trial capacity.


School of Nursing Diversity Book Club Review: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot

Date: January 26, 2012
Link: PowerPoint/Audio
Moderator: Dr. Laura Duckett, Facilitator: Dr. Cynthia Gross, Moderator

Description: A School of Nursing Diversity Book Club discussion of the 2010 best selling book "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," that describes the collision between ethics, race, medicine, scientific discovery and faith healing. This session fulfills the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) credit.



Building and Sustaining Interdisciplinary Research Teams: Strategies for Success

Date: December 8, 2011
Link: PowerPoint/Audio
Slides: PowerPoint

  • Linda Chlan, PhD, RN, School of Nursing
  • Annie Heiderscheit, PhD, MT-BC, FAMI, LMFT, Center for Spirituality & Healing
  • Debra Skaar, PharmD, College of Pharmacy
  • Mary Fran Tracy, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN, UMMC, Fairview Critical Care Nurse Specialist
  • Craig Weinert, MD, MPH, School of Medicine; Director - UMMC Medical ICU 

Description: In this presentation panelists provided insight, advice, examples and team experience from working together on interdisciplinary research projects that used music as an intervention to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation in critically ill patients on ventilator support.


UMN Principal Investigator Financial Reports

Date: November 14, 2011
Link: PowerPoint/Audio
Slides: PowerPoint
Presenter: Pat Bender, School of Nursing Finance Manager
Description: School of Nursing Post-Award Grants Managers provide tips for PIs and project coordinators on how to use the new UMN reports.


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Multiple Data Sources: Examples from Administrative Claims, Health Procedure Checklists, Official Records and Self-Reported Surveys

Date: May 19, 2011
Link: PowerPoint/Audio
Slides: PowerPoint
Presenter: Barbara McMorris, PhD
Description: Dr. McMorris discusses challenges that a researcher faces in managing data from a broad spectrum of sources and reporters.


Navigating the New Universe of Data: Finding Your Niche in Informatics and How I Found Mine

Date: April 13, 2011
Link: PowerPoint/Audio
Presenter: Susan Henly, PhD, RN
Description: This seminar involved a discussion about the potential of informatics for nursing research.


Developing an International Research Network for Nursing Knowledge Discovery

Date: March 17, 2011
Link: PowerPoint/Audio
Slides: PowerPoint
Presenter: Karen Monsen, PhD
Description: Dr. Monsen described the driving forces contributing to the rapidly expanding Omaha System Partnership for Knowledge Discovery and Health Care Quality. She provided brief highlights of her health care quality research findings, including new methods and metrics based on meaningful use of Omaha System clinical data.


The Building of Project Wings, a Multi-Component Mental Health Promotion Intervention:Fundings, Findings and Future Steps

Date: February 10, 2011
Link: PowerPoint/Audio
Presenter: Carolyn Garcia, PhD, MPH, RN
Description: Dr. Garcia presented an overview of Project Wings, a health promotion intervention for young Latina women. The seminar highlighted the strategies and steps taken toward building a health promotion intervention. Current NIH evaluation criteria were used to organize the presentation and to provide attendees with tips/ideas useful in their own programs of research.


Archived Seminars
These presentations date back to 2006 from the P20 Center for Health Trajectory Research.


Updated 10.12.15

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