Research Management

Writing Research Grant Proposals in the New Era of Competition

8 am to 12 pm, November 17, 2015

This workshop covers writing grant proposals for all types of grants, including NIH, NSF, and foundations. It is co-sponsored by the Office of Research and presented by Chris Black, M.L.S. and Jill Jividen, PhD

During the last 30 minutes of the presentation, a panel of successful researchers will discuss navigating the competitive grant landscape and the review process, including:

Forming the Team: First Things First

8 am to 10 am, February 06, 2015

In her article entitled Enhancing Transdisciplinary Research Through Collaborative Leadership, Barbara Gray suggests that “shared decision making principles, close coordination, mutual respect, and highly refined process skills are vital for [these] leaders to sustain effective transdisciplinary collaborations”. 

Maximizing Team Effectiveness by Establishing Common Language and Values

8 am to 10 am, March 13, 2015

According to Barbara Gray (2008), ensuring that transdisciplinary teams can function effectively requires that team members are able to achieve common understandings that transcend disciplinary cultures. This is a complex task, requiring team members to reframe their own mindsets, first being open to learning new ways of thinking about problems and re-valuing approaches that are unfamiliar to them.

Leadership Skills for High Performance Teams

8 am to 10 am, May 29, 2015

This workshop is facilitated by John Tropman, PhD, a Professor in the U-M School of Social Work.  His book, Effective Meetings is in its third printing. Dr. Tropman is an editor with Ransome and Pinsky of Physician Performance:  Advanced Principles of Medical Management (American College of Physician Executives, 2005) and has consulted with institutions such as MD Anderson Cancer Center, at the University of Texas, to build team culture in clinical care delivery.

2015 Research Mentoring Forum

8 am to 11 am, November 19, 2015

The 2015 Clinical and Translational Research Mentoring Forum will include a Mentoring Panel and the 2015 MICHR Distinguished Mentor Awards Ceremony, as well as a poster session highlighting MICHR scholars' research. Dr. S. Jack Hu, Interim Vice President for Research will present the 2015 MICHR Distinguished Mentor Awards. The Mentoring Panel will also be comprised of senior leadership from various schools/colleges.

Early career faculty and fellows who attend this event will acquire a better understanding of the university's perspective on and support for faculty mentoring.

The Link Between Research Questions and Study Design

8 am to 9 am, April 12, 2016

There are multiple different types of study designs that can typically be utilized to answer any research question.  Often investigators do not thoroughly consider the pros and cons of using these different designs to address their research question.  This program will discuss various study designs that can be used for clinical research, and how these can often provide complementary evidence and information about a particular research question.   

Facilitated by Dan Clauw, MD, Professor, Pain Management Anesthesiology

Part-time Research for the Busy Clinician

11 am to 1 pm, March 27, 2017

Many clinicians are interested in doing research, but not necessarily as their primary career aspiration. It is often difficult for faculty on the Clinical Track to get dedicated time for research, especially in the absence of grants, which are becoming increasingly harder to get. Join us for this workshop where we will explore strategies and ideas for doing research that can closely align with your clinical field without the necessity of becoming a bench researcher.