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Apr
29
Fri
Successful Grant Writing Strategies for an R Award @ University of Washington Health Sciences Building, Room K069
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Doors open at 2:30 p.m. for networking and the serving of light refreshments and beverages.

Thinking about applying for an NIH R award?

NIH Research grants (R series) are an important funding mechanism for independent investigators as these awards offer the opportunity to head up major research projects.

During this ITHS event, Dr. Ian de Boer will leverage his experience from winning six different R awards to provide R series grant writing strategies.

By attending, you will learn how to:

  • Identify the right R award for your circumstance
  • Formulate focused research strategies
  • Identify how to avoid common mistakes
  • Describe NIH expectations and grant requirements

Dr. de Boer is Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, and Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology, at the University of Washington. He received his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 16 years. His research interests include prevention and early identification of chronic kidney disease, diabetic kidney disease, and vitamin D deficiency and kidney disease.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. for networking.

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May
3
Tue
Introduction to REDCap | May Class @ C123A, Administration Building
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
An Introduction to Dissemination and Implementation Research @ UW Medicine South Lake Union, Building C, Room 123
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Translational science is dependent on the movement of research advancements from one stage of discovery to the next. Yet, it takes an average of 20 years for translational science discoveries to move from the discovery phase to clinical practice. Many promising discoveries never reach those who would benefit.

Dissemination and implementation research is a growing field that aims to close the gap between discovery and practice. In this ITHS event, Dr. Michael Parchman will discuss how investigators can maximize the impact of their work by designing studies in a way that discoveries can be quickly disseminated to and implemented within real-world clinical practices.

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

  • Explain how dissemination and implementation research fits into the continuum of translational research
  • Provide definitions and examples of terms used in dissemination and implementation research
  • Describe the key features of the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research
  • Apply the CFIR model to critique the design of an implementation intervention study

Learn more by downloading the preliminary agenda for this workshop.

Dr. Michael Parchman is a nationally recognized scholar in chronic illness care research and the director of Group Health Research Institute’s MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation.

Registration Required

There is no cost to attend this event, but seating is limited to the first 60 enrollees. Please register below if you would like to attend. Not an ITHS member? Signing up to become a member will take less than two minutes.

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May
6
Fri
2016 NED Conference for Research Coordinators @ UW Medicine South Lake Union
May 6 all-day

The NED conference is a no-cost, day-long professional development conference held in Seattle for research coordinators.

This year’s conference will explore the role of the research coordinator as an integral leader, looking at ways to expand your reach to positively influence research and grow professionally. A catered lunch and collaborative activities will offer coordinators a chance to develop contacts, share ideas, and learn from peers.

Registration opens on Monday, March 28.

Conference Topics

Build skills to grow your expertise in communication and planning:

  • Find your way as a leader in your role
  • Carve out a unique research role
  • Leverage practical experience to enhance feasibility for new studies
  • Facilitate shared goals and build trusted relationships with colleagues

Share experiences on frontline research topics:

  • National conversations on informed consent models and innovations
  • Ethical and practical considerations for sharing research results with participants
  • Healthy emotional boundaries for career longevity
  • How to utilize technology to advance research

Who should attend?

Research professionals of all levels of experience who perform research coordination duties in the health sciences field at:

  • Fred Hutch
  • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • Seattle Children’s
  • UW Medicine

Draft Agenda

Download the draft agenda for the 2016 NED Conference.

May
10
Tue
REDCap Advanced Class – Best Practices | May Class @ C123A, Administration Building
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
May
13
Fri
Communication Matters: Mastering Public Speaking as a Researcher @ University of Washington Health Sciences Building, Room K069
May 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Doors open at 2:30 p.m. for networking and the serving of light refreshments and beverages.

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

In this ITHS Career Development Series event, Dr. Miles Coleman will draw on his experience and research in teaching science communication to provide practical tips and skills to help investigators become more effective and confident when speaking publicly about their work.

By attending, you will learn how to:

  • Appreciate the importance of audience analysis in scientific contexts
  • Systematically organize and present information
  • Distinguish between communication performance and speech performance
  • Practice delivering presentations with an awareness of the characteristics of effective speaking

Download the Outline Worksheet Speech Design Handout.

Dr. Miles C. Coleman is an Instructor in the program on Digital Cultures at Seattle University. His research and teaching interests include ethics; rhetorical theory and criticism; participatory cultures of media; science communication; new media and society; moral philosophy (online); and classical rhetoric.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. for networking.

Registration

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Jun
7
Tue
Introduction to REDCap | June Class @ C123A, Administration Building
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jun
14
Tue
REDCap Advanced Class – Data Dictionary | June Class @ C123A, Administration Building
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jun
15
Wed
Tips for Getting Your Research Published in Academic Journals @ UW Health Sciences Building, Room T747
Jun 15 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Doors open at 12 p.m. for networking and the serving of a light lunch and beverages.

Wondering about the best approach to take to get published in academic journals? Been turned down, and thinking about revising and resubmitting?

Publishing in academic journals contributes to the valuable exchange of ideas and is a critical component of any researcher’s career. However, writing for academic journals is highly competitive and can often be a mysterious process. In this presentation, Dr. John Amory will leverage his experience as an Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member and from the publication of 120 peer-reviewed articles to shine a light on the publication process and provide valuable tips on how to get published. His presentation will cover a range of topics, including how to: select an appropriate journal; navigate the publication process, avoid common mistakes; and respond to reviewer feedback.

Dr. John Amory is a Professor and Section Head of General Medicine at the University of Washington. He is also the Director of the ITHS KL2 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Program.

By attending this event, you will learn how to:

  • How to decide where to submit your article
  • Understand what qualities editors are looking for in an article
  • Understand what happens after you submit an article to a journal
  • How to respond to reviewers to increase your chance of acceptance
  • What to do if your article is rejected

Speaker Biography
Dr. Amory obtained his M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco where he also completed his residency in internal medicine. He is currently a professor of medicine and section head of general internal medicine at the University of Washington, where he works as an attending physician in the inpatient medicine wards and in the General Internal Medicine Clinic. Dr. Amory’s research interests are the development of novel forms of male contraception and new approaches to the treatment of men with infertility. Dr. Amory has published 120 peer reviewed papers in the field of male reproduction and holds current funding from the NIH grant for contraceptive research.

Registration

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Jul
5
Tue
Introduction to REDCap | July Class @ C123A, Administration Building
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cite ItThe Institute is supported by grants UL1TR000423, KL2TR000421, and TL1TR000422 from the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program (CTSA). Please help us continue to support your research by citing our grant number(s) in publications we supported.