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2017

Micro-writing Techniques to Maximize Clarity in Scientific Writing 

Date: February 6, 2017
Link: WebEx recording and slides
Presenter:Anne Marie Weber-Main, PhD, Department of Medicine
Description: This seminar will illustrate common clarity problems in scientific writing that occur at the micro levels of a manuscript (paragraphs, sentences, and words). Preventive and treatment strategies will be shared for addressing impediments to clarity such as poor paragraph cohesion, faulty comparisons, overuse of nominalizations, and unclear pronoun antecedents. 

2016 
Citation Management in a Post-RefWorks World: Choosing and Transitioning to a New Tool

Date: November 28, 2016
Link: Slides only (recording is unavailable) 
Presenter: Liz Fine Weinfurter, MLIS, Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota
Description: The University will be discontinuing its subscription to RefWorks.  This session will give an overview of several citation management options along with a discussion of factors to consider when choosing a replacement, and information on moving your data from RefWorks.

Precision Health and Nursing

Date: October 31, 2016
Link: WebEx recording and Google folder link (includes PowerPoint slides)
Presenter: Robin Austin, DNP, DC, RN-BC
Description: Precision health is an emerging trend that has implications for nursing in the areas of: Education, Research, and Clinical Practice. This seminar will provide an overview of the NINR Precision Health: Omics to Data Science Boot Camp. Specific topics include the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative and opportunities for nurses in precision health related to education, research, and clinical practice.

The Families and the LTC Projects

Date: October 3, 2016
Link: YouTube recording and slides
Presenter: Joseph E. Gaugler, PhD
Description: The principal objectives of the Families and LTC Projects are to conduct scientific research, engage with the community, and expand clinical services to assist family members who provide care to relatives with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. The scientific, educational, and clinical scope of the Families and LTC Projects are highlighted.  In addition, recently completed, current, and planned efforts to expand the scientific, educational, and clinical activities of the Families and LTC Projects are summarized.

Research Day 2016: Transforming Healthcare through Research and Evidence-Based Practice

Date: April 22, 2016
Link: WebEx recording and slides
Presenter: Kathleen R. Stevens, EdD, MS, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Description: Throughout the day, faculty, students, and community partners will lead concurrent oral and poster presentation sessions that showcase findings from innovative research and evidence-based projects that improve health and quality of care.

Our keynote speaker is Kathleen R. Stevens, EdD, MS, RN, ANEF, FAAN who will present Paving the Future of Nursing and Healthcare through Improvement Science. Dr. Stevens is a Professor of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Director of the Improvement Science Network. She served as founding director of ACE-Center for Advancing Clinical Excellence 2000-2015, leading interprofessional efforts to advance evidence-based quality improvement and patient safety. Her federally funded activities emphasize healthcare transformation through scholarly work in the national Improvement Science Research Network, AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange, Institute of Medicine's report Preventing Medication Errors, and team performance improvement. Her achievements have been recognized with many honors including the Sigma Theta Episteme Laureate Award and induction into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

NIH Grants from Reviewers' Perspectives

Date: February 29, 2016
Link: WebEx recording (green screeen; sound only)
Presenters: Diane Treat-Jacobson, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Joe Gaugler, PhD
Description:  Drs. Joe Gaugler and Diane Treat-Jacobson present NIH grant application tips and guidance drawing on their experience on NIH reveiw panels.

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. 

2015

A Panel Presentation of NRSA Application Tips

Date: 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
Link: PowerPoint/AudioslidesSchedule at-a-glance, Preliminary Schedule - includes breakout sessions, Research Day Flier, Research Day Program
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

Date: 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

Date: 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

Date: January 5, 2015
Link: PowerPoint/Audio and handouts
Slides: Google slides
Presenters: 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.