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

As researchers, you have a lot of different audiences that may benefit from knowing about your work (ex. funders, patients, community members, industry partners, etc.). But most research training focuses on how to communicate to others in your field. 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.

Research Impact for Early Career Investigators

1 pm, June 11, 2018

This session provides an orientation to publication metrics sometimes used to demonstrate scholarly impact. It will introduce tools available at U-M for accessing metrics and creating simple visualizations to support statements about the impact of your research, such as Altmetric Explorer for Institutions, Scopus, and Web of Science. Participants will leave with an understanding of several core citation metrics, alternative metrics, and their strengths and limitations in the broader context of research impact and evaluation.

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.  

Get That Grant – Planning, preparing, and writing your best proposal

9 am, March 12, 2021

This 90-minute workshop co-sponsored by the Office of Research is designed to help faculty plan and prepare a competitive grant application, with a focus on the NIH R01.
The first part of the workshop will present topics relevant to developing successful grant proposals including: strategic preparation, effective writing, and grantsmanship. The second half of the workshop will focus on constructing the scientific components of an NIH R01 grant application (i.e., Specific Aims and Research Strategy).

Managing Your Online Researcher Identity

12 pm, June 29, 2021

There is a lot to consider when crafting an online identity as a researcher. In this session, we’ll talk about the different types of online scholarly engagement and review best practices. We will go over some of the specific platforms that scholars use, such as ORCID, LinkedIn, Google Scholar, Scopus Author ID, Research Gate/, and Twitter.

Presented by: Sara M Samuel, Informationist for Hematology, Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Rogel Cancer Center, and Taubman Medical Research Institute