Research Fundamentals Seminar Series Begins Feb. 1

Background

The Research Fundamentals Seminar Series is a new program which seeks to coordinate, combine, and consolidate research training curriculum and offerings across UAMS. UAMS has several junior faculty training opportunities (KL2, COBRES, T32, HSIE, TL1, etc.) that each have their own seminar series and required curricula. While each program has unique requirements, there are also fundamental topics covered in each that could apply to a wide variety of junior faculty. In an effort to eliminate duplication of efforts and increase the educational experience of scholars, TRI is launching the Research Fundamentals Seminar Series.

Focus

Research Fundamentals will focus on core concepts related to three categories: scientific career development, grant writing and management, and leadership. Subjects covered under each of these categories include but are not limited to the following:

Science Brain

Scientific Career Development
• Researcher toolkit –overview of institutional core resources and support services
• The individual development plan (IDP)
• Being an effective mentee
• Time management and prioritization
• Transitions in mentorship: from mentee to mentor
• Academic presentation skills
• Communicating with program officers
• Responsible conduct of research
• Research ethics—case discussions

Grants File Image

Grant Writing and Management
• Identifying funding agencies and opportunities
• Writing effective specific aims
• Essentials of career development awards
• Developing budgets and budget justifications
• Understanding NIH peer review
• Preaward and postaward compliant grants management

Leadership Gears

Leadership
• Leading from self—management styles and conflict resolution approaches
• Negotiation essentials— asking for what you need
• Foundations of collaboration– characteristics of teams, key behaviors that support collaboration
• Collaboration--accountability, building high-performance teams, relationship management, giving and receiving feedback, thriving in diverse work environments

Format

Research Fundamentals Seminars will be held on the first Fridays of alternating months as a lunch time seminar. Lunch provided for the first 25 attendees.

Upcoming Seminars

The inaugural Research Fundamentals Seminar will be held Feb. 1, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Education II Building, room 8121. Lunch will be provided for the first 25 attendees. Topics covered will include: Overview of the Research Fundamentals Program, a discussion of future topics, and developing and maintaining your researcher footprint (ORCID, Pub Med/NCBI).

Please RSVP to this seminar by emailing Nia Indelicato at  nlindelicato@uams.edu

 

For more information, please contact Nia Indelicato at nlindelicato@uams.edu or 501-526-0363.