Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Faculty Affairs & Professional Development

Advance Research Courses

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Schedule of Courses and Resources for:

Course
Description
Date/Time/Location
Instructor(s)

NIH Grant Writing Strategies

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Learn tips and strategies for NIH grant writing success, such as selecting the best funding institute and/or study section to review your proposal and techniques for selling your scientific ideas to reviewers. Dr. Michael Marks, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Dr. Leslie King, Grant Editor from the School of Veterinary Medicine will teach this class.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

12:00pm - 1:30pm

9-146 Smilow CTR

Dr. Leslie King

Dr. Michael Marks

Introduction to Managing Clinical Data using REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture)

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This program will provide an overview of what REDCap is and why it is useful for managing clinical data.  Attendees will also learn about:

- Determining whether REDCap is right for your project

- Creating a "Classic Data Collection" REDCap project and configuring project settings

- Building data collection forms using the "Online Designer"

- Entering data and viewing audit logs

- Adding users and controlling access permissions

- Reporting

- Exporting data

Monday, December 8, 2014

3:30pm - 5:00pm

9-146 Smilow CTR

Dr. Peter Gabriel

Dr. Andrew Cucchiara

Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Series

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Partnership with the Penn Center for Innovation and the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics

December session: Latest trends in sponsored research with Big Pharma

External Speaker: Brian McVeigh, MBA, GlaxoSmithKline

Internal Speaker: Dan J. Rader, MD

Moderator: Glen N. Gaulton, PhD

Case Study: How to successfully partner with the private sector using an instructive example to be developed

Thursday, December 11, 2014

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location TBD

Brian McVeigh, GlaxoSmithKline, VP of Worldwide Business Development Transactions and Investment Management

Dan J. Rader, MD, Seymour Gray Professor of Molecular Medicine

Glen Gaulton, PhD,  Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer

Overview of Available Bibliographic Tools

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Partnership with the PSOM Biomedical Library

This session will compare and contrast three personal file management tools, EndNote, RefWorks and Papers3.  All three programs allow you to create a personal database, load citations from databases and library catalogs, organize and annotate references and format references and bibliographies in Microsoft Word documents selecting from a number of manuscript citation styles.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Location TBD

Frank Campbell, Health Sciences Libraries Liaison

Carlos Rodriguez, Head, Patron Services, Biomedical Library

Effective Poster Design and Production

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Are you trying to create a poster to explain your research project to others? Are you wondering how to create a powerful visual statement without learning new software?  This program will explore how to design your poster in PowerPoint including useful tips and common DOS and DON’Ts.  Basic proficiency in PowerPoint is required.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Location TBD

Barbara Kountouzi, Coordinator of Education and Media Services, Biomedical Library

NIH Public Access Compliance

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Partnership with the PSOM Biomedical Library

This program will review the NIH Open Access Compliance policies and steps that authors must take to remain in compliance. Attendees will learn which publications need to be submitted to PubMed Central, how to submit publications, how to manage citations in MyBibliography, how to add a delegate, and how to generate an award compliance report.  This program is led by Manuel De La Cruz Guttierez, Research & Knowledge Management Liaison Librarian and Margy Lindem, Head, Veterinary Libraries.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Location TBD

Manuel De La Cruz Guttierez, Research and Knowledge Management Liaison Librarian

Margy Lindem, Head Veterinary Libraries

Bibliometrics and Altmetrics – Measures of Research Impact

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Partnership with the PSOM Biomedical Library

The use and misuse of measures of scholarly impact, from established metrics such as journal impact factor and h-index, to emerging web-based alternatives, such as altmetrics.  Attendees will gain understanding of the application and limitations of output measures, and familiarity with some of the major tools used to measure journal and author impact.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Location TBD

Manuel De La Cruz Guttierez, Research and Knowledge Management Liaison Librarian

Margy Lindem, Head Veterinary Libraries

Managing Clinical Data using REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) - Advanced Program

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Attendees will learn about:

- Building data collection forms using the Data Dictionary method

- "Longitudinal Data Collection" projects

- Project settings

- Events and Arms

- Scheduling and Study Calendar

- Randomization Module and Data Access Groups

- Building and deploying Surveys

- Importing Data

Monday, April 20, 2015

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Location TBD

Dr. Peter Gabriel

Dr. Andrew Cucchiara

Searching the Literature for a Systematic Review

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Participants will learn how to complete an effective literature search and organize citations for a Systematic Review.  Specifically, participants will learn to identify topical concepts in a clinical research question, use the concepts to find official vocabulary and identify keywords for the search, construct an effective search strategy using Boolean connectors, use citation management software to organize, manage and create a bibliography for publication using various output styles, and describe the literature search methods for inclusion in the Systematic Review.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Location TBD

Dr. Craig Umscheid, Director of the Penn Medicine Center for Evidence-Based Research

Sherry Morgan, Clinical and Graduate Research Liaison

Maylene Qiu, Evidence-Based Healthcare and Clinical Liaison Librarian