Research & Scholarship

Writing Research Grant Proposals in the New Era of Competition

8 am to 12 pm, November 03, 2017

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 is presented by Jill Jividen, PhD.

During the last 30 minutes of the presentation, a panel of successful researchers (TBA) will discuss navigating the competitive grant landscape and the review process.

Following this workshop, you will be able to:

Top 5 Errors Authors Make when Writing Scientific Papers

8 am to 10 am, September 15, 2017

Join us for this workshop as Tom Annesley, PhD discusses ways to avoid the top errors that authors make when developing scientific papers including:

1.  The Introduction: Failure to set the scene for the reader

2.  The Results: Confusing data from results

3.  Figures and Tables: Difficulty reading and grasping the message

4.  The Discussion: Making a poor argument for your work

Navigating Available Institutional Data Resources

12 pm to 1 pm, September 26, 2017

This workshop will cover some of the key initiatives through which the UMMS is managing institutional data and information as an asset. In particular, we’ll briefly cover the UMMS framework for information asset management (Data Governance), artifacts that provide details on our data environment (Enterprise metadata management) and data assets that specifically support the research community (the Research Data Warehouse).

 In this workshop, participants will learn:

Agile Approaches: An Introduction to Qualitative Research

8 am to 9 am, October 04, 2017

Are you considering the use of qualitative research methods in your next project? Are you supporting a learner who is using qualitative research methods? This introductory session is for health sciences faculty who have no experience, very little experience or would like to be reacquainted with qualitative research methods.

Join us for this session facilitated by Dr. Gurjit Sandhu, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Learning Health Sciences, where the focus will be on key principles of research design, data collection and data analysis.

Attend the workshop to:

Part-time Research for the Busy Clinician

8 am to 9 am, March 05, 2018

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. 

Communicating the Value of Your Research to a Broad Audience

11 am to 1 pm, November 09, 2017

Finding the right researcher, clinician, or industry partner is the first step for a successful research collaboration, but it’s only half the challenge. Most failed connections are a result of a disconnect when trying to communicate the value in a partnership. This workshop will address this challenge by teaching the importance of value propositions and communicating research in a way that makes it compelling for every audience.

Bringing Added Value to Principal Investigators by Transforming the Clinical Trial Enterprise

11 am to 12 pm, November 17, 2017

The clinical trial landscape is evolving at a rapid pace and Michigan Medicine realized we needed to transform to continue as a research leader. The Clinical Trials Support Office is thus charged to create the new knowledge needed to improve clinical care, value, and health outcomes through clinical trial research. Collectively, this initiative is called the Clinical Trial Transformation. Seminar participants will leave with an understanding of how they, their teams, and their trials receive support in the harmonized processes that are now in place across the Medical School.