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Feb
24
Fri
Public Speaking for Researchers: How to Engage Your Audience @ UW Medicine South Lake Union, Building C, Room 123AB
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Wondering how to deliver effective and engaging presentations about complex research topics? Need a refresher on best practices in public speaking?

In the first half of this ITHS Career Development Series event, you’ll learn practical tips to help them craft an elevator pitch, connect to an audience, and develop a stage presence. In the second half, you’ll have a chance to workshop your elevator pitch and public speaking with seasoned experts.

By attending, you will learn how to:

  • Build your base: Learn how to manage anxiety, develop your stage presence, and adapt to unexpected situations.
  • Know your audience: Learn how to earn the trust of your audience and improve the reception of your message.
  • Tell your story: How to distill information using accessible language and connect to your audiences through storytelling.

About the Speaker

Roxanne Carini is a PhD candidate at the University of Washington studying the dynamics of breaking waves at the coast. She is also on the Board of Directors of the “Engage” program at UW, where she helps sustain and manage a science communication course developing presentation skills for graduate students. When not analyzing wave data or communicating science, she can be found rowing on Seattle’s waterways with the powerful women of Lake Union Crew.

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There is no cost to attend this event, but seating is limited. Please register if you plan to attend.

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Feb
28
Tue
Strategies to Optimize Phone Recruitment and Retention @ UW Medicine South Lake Union, Building C, Room 123AB
Feb 28 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Phone recruitment sounds easy. Dial the participant. Explain the study. Recruit the participant. And repeat. But if you’ve had those conversations, you know it’s not always that simple.

In this half-day workshop, you’ll hear actionable phone recruitment and retention insights from survey research and phone interviewing experts at Fred Hutch, Group Health, and the University of Washington. You’ll also enjoy a light breakfast and lunch with fellow workshop attendees.

What will I learn?

During the workshop, these experts will coach you on:

  • Processes they use to successfully recruit and retain study participants over the phone.
  • Tips and strategies to use in your recruitment calls.
  • The survey research process, from hiring interviewers to analyzing your metadata to improve your process and outcomes.

Breakout Sessions

The second half of this workshop includes a breakout session, allowing a deeper dive into whichever topic is most relevant to your work.

Option 1: Planning a Phone Project: Advice, Tools, and Practical Strategies

This talk is all about managing phone projects. Megan Baldwin, Manager of Survey Research at Group Health Research Institute, will provide a forum for participants to ask questions, share experiences, and get answers that will help you hire the right people, manage your team, and track budgets.

Attend this breakout if you want to learn about:

  • Hiring, training, and managing a strong phone room team
  • Providing accurate budget estimates and tracking
  • Building infrastructure: space, equipment, and technology

Who should attend?  Anyone who plans or manages research studies using recruitment and/or data collection by phone.

Option 2: Strategies for Reaching Your Participants

We know, we know. Calling up strangers can be daunting. But, if you want to be a recruitment guru, you need to master the fundamentals of listening, navigating challenging situations, and maximizing motivation.

Danielle Woodward, Director of the Survey Research Division at the UW’s Social Development Research Group, will focus on strategies for maximizing participant motivation.  Jude Warner, Research Interviewing Supervisor at Fred Hutch’s Collaborative Data Services, will help you hone your listening skills to turn phone challenges into successes.

In this fun, interactive workshop, you will learn:

  • The different types of decision-makers and what motivates them to participate
  • How to tailor your messaging to maximize motivation for each type
  • Methods for dealing with challenging people and difficult situations over the phone
  • Techniques to improve your listening and clairvoyant abilities

Who should attend?  Anyone who conducts research recruiting and/or interviewing by phone.

This half-day workshop is packed with practical, tried and tested techniques and tips to take away. That includes expert templates and materials that you can reference later. Plus, breakfast and lunch are included.

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While there is no cost to attend, spaces are limited. Register today to save yours.

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Mar
1
Wed
Translating Research Into Career Opportunities – for Grad Students, Postdocs, and Researchers in STEM Fields @ Husky Union Building, Room 334
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Core Programs in the Graduate School, Career & Internship Center, and the Institute of Translational Health Services are pleased to present Translating Research Into Career Opportunities – for Grad Students, Postdocs, and Researchers in STEM Fields.  This event is free and no registration required.

This event is designed to be an opportunity for current UW Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Researchers to:

  • Explore STEM career paths in non-profit, private industry, and government sectors
  • Learn how to enhance their job marketability
  • Develop connections with STEM professionals who have earned graduate-level degrees

Schedule

Panel Presentation – Making the Transition from Grad School to STEM Careers
5 to 6 p.m. | HUB 334

Hear from a panel of STEM professionals who will share insights and strategies for making that transition from academia into non-profit, private industry, or government sectors.

Networking Reception – Grad Students, Postdocs, Researchers & STEM Professionals
6 to 7 p.m. | HUB 334

The panel presentation will transition into an opportunity to chat with the panelists and additional networking guests who have all earned grad degrees across the STEM fields.  You’ll have a chance to practice your networking skills and build new connections with friendly graduate-degree holders who have found meaningful work and are eager to share more stories and tips.  Plus, enjoy free snacks and beverages!

Visit the UW Graduate School website to learn more about this event.

Mar
7
Tue
Introduction to REDCap @ Health Sciences Library, lower level, Room T229
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The introductory class is offered monthly and is geared towards new or novice users of the REDCap system. However, people who want a refresher course are welcome to attend.

Learn more about this class.

The Pacific Room (Room T229) is located on the lower level of the Health Sciences Library, near the after-hours entrance.

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Mar
14
Tue
REDCap Advanced Class – Longitudinal Studies and Surveys @ Health Sciences Library, lower level, Room T229
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This class is for users who have some experience with REDCap and would like to dive into some of the more advanced features of REDCap.

The main focus of this class will be on the following topics:

  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Surveys
  • Data Queries

Learn more about this class.

The Pacific Room (Room T229) is located on the lower level of the Health Sciences Library, near the after-hours entrance.

See an interactive map.

Register here.

Apr
4
Tue
Introduction to REDCap @ Health Sciences Library, lower level, Room T229
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The introductory class is offered monthly and is geared towards new or novice users of the REDCap system. However, people who want a refresher course are welcome to attend.

Learn more about this class.

The Pacific Room (Room T229) is located on the lower level of the Health Sciences Library, near the after-hours entrance.

See an interactive map.

Register Here

Apr
11
Tue
REDCap Advanced Class – Best Practices @ Health Sciences Library, lower level, Room T229
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The topics covered in this class include:

  • User Rights Management
  • Randomization
  • Amalga-REDCap Bridge (the focus will lie on the usage of the bridge, not the technical details)
  • Dynamic SQL Link
  • Best Practices
    • Study Design
    • Form Design
    • Branching Logic
    • Surveys

Learn more about this class.

The Pacific Room (Room T229) is located on the lower level of the Health Sciences Library, near the after-hours entrance.

See an interactive map.

Register here.

May
2
Tue
Introduction to REDCap @ Health Sciences Library, lower level, Room T229
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The introductory class is offered monthly and is geared towards new or novice users of the REDCap system. However, people who want a refresher course are welcome to attend.

Learn more about this class.

The Pacific Room (Room T229) is located on the lower level of the Health Sciences Library, near the after-hours entrance.

See an interactive map.

Register Here

May
9
Tue
REDCap Advanced Class – Data Dictionary @ Health Sciences Library, lower level, Room T229
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Data Dictionary Class is meant for users who want to create larger studies quickly by using the Data Dictionary. This class assumes that you have at least some working knowledge of REDCap and Microsoft Excel.

Topics will include:

  • Advanced Branching Logic
  • Data Dictionary Syntax
  • Practical Issues Regarding the Data Dictionary
  • Importing Data
  • Generating Reports and Exporting Data

Learn more about this class.

The Pacific Room (Room T229) is located on the lower level of the Health Sciences Library, near the after-hours entrance.

See an interactive map.

Register here.

Jun
6
Tue
Introduction to REDCap @ Health Sciences Library, lower level, Room T229
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The introductory class is offered monthly and is geared towards new or novice users of the REDCap system. However, people who want a refresher course are welcome to attend.

Learn more about this class.

The Pacific Room (Room T229) is located on the lower level of the Health Sciences Library, near the after-hours entrance.

See an interactive map.

Register Here

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