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Self-Directed Learning Center

Self-Directed Learning Center

ITHS offers a free online learning repository for translational health sciences that is adaptable to your individual learning needs. The Self-Directed Learning Center covers domains ranging from research initiation to data analysis and management to professional regulations and skills.

The Learning Center is designed to serve users with beginning, intermediate, or advanced levels of knowledge of clinical and translational sciences. You can improve your knowledge at your own pace, one course at a time, and can track your progress as you complete training sessions in your area(s) of interest.

Upcoming Events

Sep
29
Fri
Ideation: A fresh approach to brainstorming new ideas @ UW Health Sciences Library 2nd Floor, Translational Research and Information Lab (TRAIL)
Sep 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

From where do research ideas come, and how can we get more of them? In this event we’ll review some of the theories and their evidence, and also have our own “conversation of possibility” to try out some popular brainstorming techniques. Perhaps you will leave with a great new idea to develop!

Offered in partnership through ITHS and the Pacific Northwest Region’s National Network of Libraries of Medicine, this event combines expert theory with an opportunity to practice ideation in a fun, innovative atmosphere.  You’ll also enjoy a light lunch with fellow attendees.

By the end of this event, you will be able to:

  • Use the 10+10 exercise to identify and develop your ideas
  • Convene and facilitate group brainstorming sessions
  • Use the double-diamond design process with a group
  • Explain the value of group diversity in brainstorming

About the Speaker:

Abraham Flaxman, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Global Health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. He is leading the development of new methods for measuring cost effectiveness of health interventions, and he is also engaged in methodological and operational research on verbal autopsy. Dr. Flaxman has previously developed software tools such as DisMod-MR, used by IHME to estimate the Global Burden of Disease, and the Bednet Stock-and-Flow Model, which has produced estimates of insecticide treated net coverage in sub-Saharan Africa for several editions of the World Malaria Report. This work uses Integrative Systems Modeling to combine a system dynamics model of process with a statistical model of data, to bring together all available sources of information. Dr. Flaxman earned his BS in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned his PhD in Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization from Carnegie Mellon University in 2006.

Registration

Registration for this event is limited to 20 people. Please register below to ensure your spot.

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Oct
12
Thu
What I Said and What I Meant: Cross Cultural Communication @ UW Medicine South Lake Union, E130A&B
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Humans communicate on many levels. We have cultural identities and experiences which increase the probability of miscommunications. What I Said and What I Meant: Cross Cultural Communication is part one of a two-part series intended to include presentations on theory and models, interactive and reflective activities, and take-away tools for professional and personal life. The second session, Navigating Ouch Moments: Dialogue and Listening Tools for Microaggressions will take place on November 9, 2017. We strongly encourage participants to sign up for both sessions.

For this event, we will examine cross-cultural communication theories. This session will explore ways that cultural values, power, and privilege affect the way we communicate. We’ll put to use tools for questioning assumptions and discuss ways to improve cross-cultural communication skills. You’ll also enjoy a light lunch with fellow attendees.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the event, you will be able to:

  • Identify various dimensions of culture and how they influence our communication
  • Identify common pitfalls of cross-cultural communication that lead to conflict
  • Gain tools for cross-cultural communication

About the Speaker

Rosetta Lee

           Rosetta Lee

Rosetta Lee is a professional outreach specialist.  She designs and delivers trainings for local and national educational and nonprofit sectors.  Since 2004, Rosetta has been a diversity speaker and trainer on a variety of issues, including cross cultural communication, identity development, prejudice reduction and coalition building, gender and sexuality diversity, and facilitation skills.  She has served several years on the faculty of the National Association of Independent Schools Diversity Leadership Institute, and is the recipient of the 2007 Outstanding Partner in Education Award from the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research.

Pre-Reading Materials

Please review the document below prior to attending this course.

189 KBWhat’s Missing from the Conversation: The Growth Mindset in Cultural Competency

Registration

Registration is limited to 60 people.  Please also consider registering for the second part of this series to take place on November 9, 2017.

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Nov
9
Thu
Navigating Ouch Moments: Dialogue and Listening Tools for Microaggressions @ UW Medicine South Lake Union, C123A&B
Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Humans communicate on many levels. We have cultural identities and experiences which increase the probability of miscommunications. Navigating Ouch Moments: Dialogue and Listening Tools for Microaggressions is the second session of a two-part series intended to include presentations on theory and models, interactive and reflective activities, and take-away tools for professional and personal life. While we strongly encourage participants to sign up for both sessions, if you missed the October 12, 2017 session on What I Said and What I Meant: Cross Cultural Communication, please still feel free to register below.

For this event, we’ll examine how to navigate those “ouch” moments that offend or hurt, even though they may be unintended. Are there ways to reduce defensiveness, preserve relationships, and also change behaviors that create negative impact? In this session, we’ll review the obstacles that inhibit authentic conversations, as well as practical strategies for what to do or say when you are the target of “ouch” moments, witness to “ouch” moments, and agents of “ouch” moments. You’ll also enjoy a light lunch with fellow attendees.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the event, you will be able to:

  • Discuss societal myths that pose challenges to authentic dialogue
  • Learn language and models for addressing microaggressions
  • Practice the language and tools in role play

About the Speaker

Rosetta Lee

           Rosetta Lee

Rosetta Lee is a professional outreach specialist.  She designs and delivers trainings for local and national educational and nonprofit sectors.  Since 2004, Rosetta has been a diversity speaker and trainer on a variety of issues, including cross cultural communication, identity development, prejudice reduction and coalition building, gender and sexuality diversity, and facilitation skills.  She has served several years on the faculty of the National Association of Independent Schools Diversity Leadership Institute, and is the recipient of the 2007 Outstanding Partner in Education Award from the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research.

Pre-Reading Materials

Please review the document below prior to attending this course.

189 KBWhat’s Missing from the Conversation: The Growth Mindset in Cultural Competency

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