Research & Scholarship

Improve Your Scientific Writing

9 am to 4 pm, July 31, 2017

The Program for Neurology Research & Discovery and the Office of Faculty Development are pleased to offer this workshop presented by Dr. Phillip Leventhal, Editor-in-Chief of Medical Writing.  

Through a combination of lecture and exercises, participants in this workshop will receive an introduction to medical and scientific writing for journals and grants including:

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.

Statistical Considerations When Developing Your Research Design

4 pm, March 08, 2018

This workshop covers statistical issues, especially techniques that reduce bias and enhance precision, relevant to the design of clinical trials.  Examples focus on Phase 2-3 clinical trials.  It is co-sponsored by the Office of Research and is presented by Cathie Spino, ScD, Research Professor in Biostatistics.

This two-hour workshop will begin with a lecture on the fundamentals, following by ample time for questions on issues relevant to the audience’s experience in trial design.

Following this workshop, you will be able to:

Research Impact for Early Career Investigators

1 pm, June 11, 2018

This session will cover the most prominent citation metrics that junior faculty should be aware of, including H-Index, Journal Impact Factor, and alternative metrics. It will introduce tools available at U-M for accessing metrics and creating simple visualizations to support your impact statements, such as Altmetric Explorer for Institutions, Scopus, and Web of Science. Additional topics will include common misconceptions about metrics, best practices when using metrics, and techniques for enhancing impact.



Data Management for Early Career Investigators

1 pm, June 11, 2018

This session will address data management best practices and emerging federal agency and foundation requirements related to data sharing as a condition of award. Topics will include strategies for funder compliance, from writing actionable data management plans to identifying appropriate repositories, and the professional benefits of sharing research data. This workshop will also introduce services, resources and tools to help researchers with data management planning and compliance.



Easing the Task of Finding Funding

12 pm, November 13, 2019

This workshop will help faculty investigators at all levels use tools for identifying federal, state, and foundation funding. After completing this workshop, participants will be able to efficiently search funding databases and set up alerts to track funding opportunities to support their research. This workshop will be interactive and participants will be expected to use their own device (laptop, tablet, etc.) and follow along. 

Facilitated by: Judy Smith, Librarian, Taubman Health Sciences Library

Kick A$$ Scientific Presentations

11 am, January 02, 2020

As physicians and scientists we are often given the opportunity to present our work or speak at scientific meetings, but there are very few resources on how to give a great scientific talk. Scientists often overwhelm their audience with data-heavy cluttered slides that detract from the message rather than enhancing your work. Audiences remember information better if the speaker is engaging and can make them care about the data, a task that has become more difficult with the sudden "new normal" of virtual presentations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Take Command of Microsoft Word

1 pm, March 02, 2021

Many of us haven't had the time to learn the less-obvious features of Word, but as a result, we may be wasting hours of time when composing and formatting a journal article, a book, or doing other professional writing. This workshop will introduce you to several features that will save you time and ensure consistency throughout your document: