Past events

Career development seminars

Following are materials from career development seminars hosted by CTSI's Research Education, Training, and Career Development function (CTSI-Ed):  

When to Say No and When to Say Yes

February 25, 2021

Led by Esam El-Fakahany, PhD, Professor, College of Pharmacy; Director of K-R01 Transition to Independence Program and Co-Director of Mentoring, CTSI and Michelle Lamere, MPA, ACC, CDWF, Assistant Director of Education Programs, CTSI

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Putting the "action" into online interactions: How to evoke participation and read cues from your audience

November 19, 2020

Led by Brian Sostek, Audience Advocate, NarrativePros

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Resilience Part I: First Principles

September 30, 2020

Led by CTSI's Michelle Lamere, MPA, ACC, CDWF, Assistant Director of Education Programs

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Faculty Success Program for Researchers: Is It for Me?

August 11, 2020

Learn from Carolyn Bramante, MD MPH, Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and Stephanie Misono, MD, MPH, FACS, Associate Professor, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

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Keeping Your Research Alive through COVID-19

May 18, 2020

Learn from Ajay Israni, MD, MS, Nephrologist, Hennepin Healthcare, President, Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute; Kelvin Lim, MD, Drs. T.J. and Ella M. Arneson Land-Grant Chair in Human Behavior, Vice Chair for Research and Professor, Department of Psychiatry; and Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, PhD, Vice Chair for Research and Professor, Department of Pediatrics. 

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Using Art in Data Collection and Dissemination

November 7, 2019

Learn from Jackie Aman, MPP, Research Scientist, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation (Wilder Research)

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Making the Leap from Trainee to Junior Faculty

September 19, 2019

Learn from Anne Frosch, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, Justin Ryder, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Epidemiology and Clinical Research; Associate Director of Research, Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine.

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NIH Grant Strategies for Junior Faculty

June 5, 2019

Learn from Tim Beebe, PhD, Mayo Professor and Head of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health's Division of Health Policy and Management.

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PCORI - for me?

February 8, 2019

Learn from Erin E. Krebs, MD, MPH, Women's Health Medical Director, Minneapolis VA Health Care System; Core Investigator, Minneapolis VA Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research; and Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota.

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Using Feasibility Reviews to Avoid Common Research Pitfalls

December 7, 2018

Learn from Phil Lacher, CCRC, Stephanie Soper, and Nicole Tosun, MS, of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute 

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Lessons & Pitfalls in Communicating Medical News

October 12, 2018

Learn from Michael Joyce, MD, Editorial staff member for

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Research in Vulnerable Populations

August 10, 2018

Learn from John Song, MD, MPH, MAT Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Center for Bioethics, and Associate Professor, Division of Internal Medicine, Medical School

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Evolving Your Mentoring Relationship: Navigating Transitions on Your Mentoring Journey

June 29, 2018

Learn from Esam El-Fakahany, PhD, Associate Dean for Research, Faculty Affairs and Graduate Education, College of Pharmacy, Elizabeth Seaquist, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Siobhan McMahon, PhD, MPH, GNP-BC, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, and Anne Weber-Main, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine.

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From Grassroots to Flourishing: Developing a Comprehensive Resilience Program at a Large Academic Medical Center

June 6, 2018

Learn from Jenny Reese, MD, Associate Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Director of CU Resilience Program

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Managing Research Data to Improve Research Reproducibility

April 13, 2018

Learn from Rebecca Davies, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine

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HIPCO Ancillary Review Prorcess

February 27, 2018

Learn from Lori J. Ketola, Chief Health Information Compliance Officer and Director, University of Minnesota Health Information Privacy & Compliance Office (HIPCO)

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Scientist-Specific Solutions to Research Accountability Concerns

February 13, 2018

Learn from Rebecca Davies, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine

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Scientific Sea-Change? Responding to the clarion calls for improved research rigor

January 26, 2018
Learn from Rebecca Davies, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine

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Trials and tribulations of big clinical trials: A biostatistician's perspective

November 14, 2017
Learn from John Connett, PhD, Associate Director, Professor, Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health

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How to Build a Strong Multidisciplinary Mentoring Team

September 18, 2017
Learn from David Ingbar, MD, Associate Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Professor of Medicine, Medical School, and Michelle Lamere, MPA, Assistant Director, Education Programs, Clinical and Translational Science Institute

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Building Your Career as a Clinical Trialist

July 14, 2017
Learn from Daniel Duprez, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Medicine, Medical School, and James D. Neaton, PhD, Professor, Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health.  

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Responding to NIH Summary Statements

March 10, 2017
Featuring Jayne Fulkerson, PhD, Professor, School of Nursing, David Ingbar, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine, Joseph Gaugler, PhD, Professor, School of Nursing, and Donald Simone, PhD, Professor, School of Dentistry
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The Science of Integrative Interventions: Considerations for Clinical, Community, and Translational Research

December 9, 2016
Featuring Andrew Barnes, Department of Pediatrics, John Connett, Division of Biostatistics, Sue Everson-Rose, Department of Medicine
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Managing Today's Generation: Strategies for Supervising a Younger and More Diverse Workforce

October 14, 2016
Featuring Matt Norris, Manager of Employer Engagement, STEP-UP Achieve
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Designing Research from Inception to Dissemination: Incorporating Design Thinking to Improve Biomedical Research

September 9, 2016
Featuring Allyson Hart, MD, MS, Asst Professor of Medicine, KL2 Scholar, Marilyn Bruin, PhD, Professor of Housing Studies, Cory Schaffhausen, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, HCMC, Sauman Chu, PhD, Professor of Graphic Design
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Leading Your Research Team: How to embrace your role as manager and use lean thinking to lead a more productive teams

June 10, 2016
Featuring Meredith Fisher, MHA, Founder, The Modern Manager, LLC
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Getting your Career Development Award: Tips from current faculty awardees

March 25, 2016
Featuring Samir S. Khariwala, MD, Julie Ostrander, PhD, and Alexa Pragman, MD, PhD
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When Race is a Variable in Your Model: Considerations for Health Research

February 4, 2016
Brooke Cunningham, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
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Development and commercialization challenges with a novel anti-infective biofilm technology

December 3, 2015
Featuring Jim Bracke, PhD, Vice President, EPIEN Medical Inc.
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How to Not Kill Your Invention: The Importance of Intellectual Property to Translational Science

October 30, 2015
Featuring Chad Kieper, PhD, Technology Strategy Manager - Biotechnology, Office for Technology Commercialization
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Conflict as Opportunity--A Guide to Managing Difficult Situations

September 24, 2015
Featuring Julie Showers, JD, Director for the Office of Conflict Resolution
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Beyond Mice to Man: Improved Animal Model Research Through Veterinary Collaborations

June 25, 2015
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Killing It: Composing, Designing, and Performing Your Way to Better Presentations

March 6, 2015
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Using Social Media to Recruit and Retain Study Participants: The Clinical Coordinator's Perspective

December 17, 2014
Featuring Daniel Holsinger; Nick Rosener, CSMS; Melissa Mueller, MPH; and Jeffery Perkey, MLS, CIP
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Using Social Media to Recruit and Retain Study Participants: The PI's Perspective

November 20, 2014
Featuring Keith Horvath, PhD; Bernadette Gillick, PhD, MS, PT; Jeffery Perkey, MLS, CIP; and Melissa Mueller, MPH
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Social Media for Researchers: Tips for #Success

August 26, 2014
Featuring Emil Lou, MD, PhD; Michelle Hoedeman; and Melissa Hansen
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Statistical Guidelines for Pilot Studies

June 24, 2014
Featuring John Connett, PhD
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Leveraging EHR Data for your Research

April 16, 2014
Featuring Bonnie Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI; Genevieve Melton-Meaux, MD; and Connie W. Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI
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Special events and seminars

Developing leaders for clinical & translational science

October 21, 2016
Featuring Judith Albino, PhD, President Emerita, University of Colorado
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University Dialogue on CTSI's Community Engagement Studio

July 19, 2016
Featuring respresentatives from Vanderbilt University's Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, where the Community Engagement Studio program was initially developed.
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Developing Research Networks in Pediatric Primary Care Practice, a research in child health dinner forum

April 19, 2016
Featuring CTSI and Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Child Health Collaborative Grant recipients Dr. Muna Sunni, University of Minnesota, and Dr. Jennifer Kyllo, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and their project,Development of a Novel Pediatric Diabetes Education and Management Program for Somali Immigrants. 
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AHC Faculty Conversation: Advancing Your Research with CTSI Expertise

February 15, 2016
Featuring Dr. Bruce Blazar, CTSI Director and Dr. David Ingbar, CTSI-Ed Director
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Catalyzing Translational Innovation: A Talk from the Director of NCATS

October 21, 2014
Featuring Dr. Christopher Austin, director of the NIH's National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS). 
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NIH SBIR Seminar

September 16, 2014
Featuring Dr. Patricia Weber, Program Director of the National Cancer Institute's Small Business Innovation Research Development Center
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These presentations are supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health Award Number UL1TR000114. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors' and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health nor the University of Minnesota's Clinical and Translational Science Institute.