Tuesday, October 27, 2015

NCHS Launches Global CRVS Training Program

NCHS’s new, fully customizable global training course on civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) provides background and important information on vital statistics gathered from a national civil registration program.

For the free customizable Training Course on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems, see the NCHS website.

CRVS Training Cover

Friday, October 16, 2015

Prevention and Control of Cancer: Post-Doctoral Training in Implementation Science (PRACCTIS)

Dear Dr. Littenberg,

I hope this message finds you well. I am writing today to share word with you of a new fellowship training opportunity at the University of Massachusetts Medical School that may be of interest to graduating students within your doctoral program.

The Prevention and Control of Cancer: Post-Doctoral Training in Implementation Science (PRACCTIS) is a full-time, multi-year program funded by the National Cancer Institute and intended to cultivate researchers committed to improving cancer care and outcomes through the translation of research into practice and the implementation of evidence-based interventions.

I have attached a program flyer to this email and included a description below. We would appreciate you sharing this with any students or faculty in your school or forwarding this information to any other parties that may be interested. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me personally or email the program at pracctis@umassmed.edu.  

Thanks so much for your time.


Stephenie Lemon

Stephenie C. Lemon, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
PRACCTIS fellowship program
UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA 01605

PRACCTIS is a full-time NCI-funded post-doctoral fellowship training program designed to provide the next generation of cancer prevention and control researchers with the knowledge and skill sets to eliminate gaps in the translation of research to practice along the cancer continuum, including prevention of disease, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.
This 2-3 year program emphasizes didactic training in implementation science and mentored research opportunities and provides access to a wide array of training and enrichment opportunities on the UMass Medical School campus. We emphasize training independent investigators who will become leaders in cancer prevention and control implementation science research.

Unique Training Opportunities
PRACCTIS provides opportunities for trainees to:
  • Receive team mentorship from experts in implementation science and cancer prevention and control
  • Take specialized courses in implementation science
  • Complete an optional Master of Science in Clinical Investigation
  • Join highly effective research teams
  • Gather pilot data that builds toward a future research trajectory
  • Conduct real-world research through full immersion in collaborative research relationships with clinical, public health or community partners
  • Participate in mock NIH grant review sessions
  • Participate in unique clubs, including a campus-wide K-club to inform the submission an NIH grant proposal
  • Publish manuscripts and make presentations at national conferences
  • Draw upon career planning and placement resources

Application Deadline: February 15, 2016

For more information about the training program email: pracctis@umassmed.edu

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Sustainable Science Writing Program


I want to let you know about an exciting opportunity sponsored by NBH Initiative…..

We are pleased to announce plans for creating a sustainable science writing program for the STEM disciplines at UVM.

The kick- off seminar will be Thursday, Nov 12 at 4:00 PM in the Livak Ballroom with a reception. 

There will be separate sets of workshops November –January  for STEM faculty and STEM trainees.  The faculty workshops are to teach faculty how to mentor students in writing as well as how to teach a science writing course.  The workshops for trainees teach them how to write about science effectively including scientific manuscripts and writing science for the public.

For the schedules, more information, and to register for the workshops please go to http://www.uvm.edu/~nbhspire and click on the “Sustainable Science Writing Program” in the left hand navigation bar.

Hope you can come!

Sharon M. Henry, PT, PhD, ATC
Professor of Physical Therapy
Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05401
Ph: (802) 656-8146
Fax: (802) 656-6586

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Monthly Grant Writing “Brown Bag” seminar series

Dear Deans, Department Chairs and Program Directors,

I am pleased to launch a new, monthly Grant Writing “Brown Bag” seminar series.

This monthly forum is designed for a wide range of UVM faculty and staff interested in discussing grant writing best practices. We will cover topics ranging from the procedural aspects of submitting a grant, to tips for finding funding, and practical approaches to improve the clarity of your writing.

Discussions will be facilitated by Jeralyn Haraldsen, Grant Proposal Manager in the Office of the Vice President for Research.

No RSVP required. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Please consider joining me for the first session:

“Navigating the Grant Submission Process at UVM: Who Can Help Me?”

Tuesday, Oct. 27
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Waterman Memorial Lounge (rm 338)

To review the full schedule of topics: http://www.uvm.edu/~ovpr/?Page=gpm_services.php

Thank you for your help in promoting this discussion series (flyers attached for distribution).

Best regards,

Jeralyn Haraldsen, PhD
Grant Proposal Manager

University of Vermont
Office of the Vice President for Research

Saturday, October 3, 2015

College of Medicine Research Day - Talks by Marianne Burke and Kairn Kelley

Come on out to support Marianne Burke and Kairn Kelley who have been selected to present platform talks at the UVM College of Medicine Research Day.

Marianne will be presenting on her work about evaluating the patient outcomes impact of an online clinical information resource at 2:15 PM. Kairn will be presenting the results of her work on the reliability of dichotic listening tests in children at 2:45 PM.

Both events will be in HSRF 200 on Monday October 5th.

See you there!