CCTR to Co-sponsor Workshop on the Art of the Engaged Lecture

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What can scientists do in a limited time frame to nudge student thinking from passive to engaged? How can one do this without significantly adding to their existing workload? The VCU community now has the opportunity to learn about the science and art of crafting significant learning experiences for students through an upcoming workshop. 

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Lisa Phipps, Ph.D., Pharm.D.

The C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Tompkins-McCaw Library are co-sponsoring a brown bag lunch workshop that will walk participants through a variety of best teaching practices that can be contextualized and transferred to individual teaching methods.

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Enoch Hale, Ph.D.

Lisa Phipps, Ph.D., Pharm.D., online learning innovation specialist for the the VCU Academic Learning Transformation Lab, and Enoch Hale, Ph.D., director for the VCU Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, will lead this free presentation on Monday, Oct. 3 from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Tompkins-McCaw Library, Room 2-010 (second floor).

Please visit http://go.vcu.edu/_qip to register.  

 

 

Wright CCTR and VCU Library Co-Host Seminar on Research Participant Strategies

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The C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research (Wright CCTR) partnered with the Tompkins-McCaw Library to host a seminar at the library titled, “Strategies and Tools for Research Participant Recruitment,” on Wednesday, June 15.

Jonathan P. DeShazo, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate director for the Wright CCTR’s Enterprise Informatics and co-director of the Biomedical Informatics Core, and Megan Blumenthal, lab manager for the VCU School of Medicine’s Department of Health Behavior and Policy, led the discussion on strategies and tools for designing an effective research participant recruitment plan.

 “It’s important to understand the different types of studies because the type will determine what approval you need for patient information and consent,” said DeShazo. “The CCTR has resources to help with this process, even when it comes to obtaining de-identified data or contact information for patients.”
 
The seminar reviewed factors that determine a recruitment strategy, such as the study design, sample size, and sample frame, in addition to the process of obtaining informed consent.

“Informed consent is always present,” said DeShazo. “Even if the IRB doesn’t require you to document it.”

To learn more about the CCTR’s resources for researchers, please visit www.cctr.vcu.edu/resources.
 
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First image up top: Megan Blumenthal (left), lab manager for the VCU School of Medicine’s Department of Health Behavior and Policy, and Jonathan P. DeShazo, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate director for the Wright CCTR’s Enterprise Informatics and co-director of the Biomedical Informatics Core

Researchers Participate in Speed Networking Event

11x16 Brandbar HeaderOn Thursday, Jan. 14, the C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) at VCU and Tompkins-McCaw Library co-hosted a research speed networking lunch event.

This program was just one of the more than 40 activities that made up “Ready, Set, Grant!,” a four-day event aimed at helping researchers learn competitive grant writing skills.

More than twenty individuals from across a variety of VCU disciplines attended the event. Representation included the CCTR, the School of Pharmacy, School of Nursing, School of Dentistry, VCU Life Sciences, the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, and the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, among many others.

Participants were assigned a designated color (red, green or blue) and asked to sit at any of the corresponding colored seats. They were then given three minutes to talk about their research and background before an alarm sounded, signaling either the green or red-designated researchers to move to the next table. Participants were provided lunch and a list of fellow attendees to keep notes on as they rotated.

“After participating in the speed-networking event, I was amazed at the breadth of research that is being conducted across VCU,” said Adam Sima, assistant professor for the VCU School of Medicine’s Department of Biostatistics, and CCTR faculty. “It was fantastic to hear of such diverse research areas and what each researcher was seeking in terms of collaborators. Judging from my own conversations as well as the engaged conversations that raged around me, I have no doubt that most of the researchers found a fellow researcher with shared interests or compatible expertise.”

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CCTR Hosts Research Seminar on Using Web of Science

The VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) and Tompkins-McCaw Library hosted “Recipe for Success: Effectively Using Web of Science,” which is the latest installment in a monthly lunch research seminar. The event took place Wednesday, Dec. 9 at the Tompkins-McCaw Library, Room 109.

Karen Gau, research and education librarian for Tompkins-McCaw Library, led the presentation and explained the key resources available through the Web of Science database. Gau also reviewed the library’s core collection and offered tips for effectively searching NIH grant publications, creating citation alerts, and determining journal impact factors.
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First image up top: Karen Gau, research and education librarian for Tompkins-McCaw Library