Spring 2021 Schedule
January 12, 2021. Noon – 1 p.m. Zoom.
(Please bring an article or presentation abstract that you are working on to this workshop)
Presented by Judy Cameron, PhD, Department of Psychiatry.
All audiences want to learn interesting new scientific information and have it delivered as a good story in an understandable format. This workshop will assist you in learning how to convey the importance of your message while being interesting, maintaining the attention of the audience and making the learning process enjoyable. An overview of scientific communication skills, including knowing your audience and why they are interested in the information you are speaking about, how to translate scientific jargon into understandable concepts for the public, and how to keep the audience engaged will be presented. (subject matter: scientist in society)
January 14, 2021. Noon - 1 p.m. Zoom.
Presented by Tetsuro Sakai, MD, PhD, MHA, Professor of Anesthesiology and CTSI, Vice-Chair for Professional Development, Director, Resident Research Rotation, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine.
Upon the completion of this workshop based on actual examples of authorship conflict observed in an academic center, the attendees will be able to describe authorship eligibility in scientific manuscripts, indicate potential types and causes of authorship conflict, and discuss possible methods to solve, address, and avoid authorship conflict. (subject matter: responsible authorship)
Managing Up, Down, and All Around
January 20, 2021. Noon – 1p.m. Zoom.
Presented by Doris Rubio, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research Education and Training, Health Sciences, Director, Institute for Clinical Research Education, Professor of Medicine, Biostatistics, Biomedical Informatics, Nursing, and Clinical Translational Science.
Leadership involves successfully managing relationships with people above, below, and lateral to you in the academic hierarchy. This session highlights the importance of these relationships and provides tips on managing your mentor (up), being a good mentor and staff supervisor (down), and providing peer mentorship to colleagues (all around). (subject matter: mentor/mentee)
“3R” Literature Searching for Animal Research Protocols
January 21, 2021. Noon – 1 p.m. Zoom.
Presented by Melissa Ratajeski, MLIS, AHIP, Health Sciences Library System.
Researchers using warm-blooded species (other than birds, mice of the genus Mus, and rats of the genus Rattus) classified in the USDA Pain Classification D or E are required to conduct a literature review addressing the 3Rs: Refinement, Reduction, and Replacement. This session will provide tips for searching the literature and meeting the IACUCs requirements. (subject matter: animal subjects)
Managing Conflict of Interest: Protecting the Integrity of Research
February 2, 2021. Noon – 1 p.m. Zoom.
Presented by Jane Volk, Office of Research Protections, Conflict of Interest Division.
This workshop introduces the importance of conducting safe, ethical, and successful research. Topics include conflicts of interest and research misconduct. Attendees will be equipped to identify RCR issues and policies that guide their research management. (subject matter: conflict of interest)
Study Design (RCR/BERD workshop)
February 9, 2021. Noon - 1 p.m. Zoom.
This workshop is co-sponsored by CTSI Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Core and the RCR Center.
Presented by Stephen Wisniewski, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology, Co-Director, Epidemiology Data Center, Vice Provost for Budget and Analytics.
For a research study to successfully answer the clinical question being addressed, the appropriate study design must be implemented. The purpose of this workshop will be to provide a basic overview of common study designs, as well as the advantages and limitations of each approach. (subject matter: data acquisition)
How to Partner with and Recruit in Schools
February 18 2021. Noon – 1 p.m. Zoom.
Presented by Lisa Ripper, MPH, CPH, CTSI Community Health Research Manager, and Dr. Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD, FSAHM, Director, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Medical Director, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh; Academic Co-Director, CTSI Community PARTners (Community Engagement Core), University of Pittsburgh.
There are special considerations and processes for how to partner with schools to conduct research in schools as well as to recruit for research studies through schools. We will share experiences partnering with schools to facilitate research and will lead a discussion about how to work with schools. (subject matter: collaborative research)
Bias in Scientific Literature
February 25, 2021. Noon – 1 p.m. Zoom.
Presented by Keith Vogt, MD PhD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine and Bioengineering.
In this workshop, we will discuss sources of bias in scientific literature, including: falsified and incorrectly analyzed data, possible bias from publishers and media, the impact of proliferation of low-impact and predatory journals, and current research culture favoring positive results and little replication. (subject matter: peer review)