Past classes and workshops

Scholarly Communication Clinics

Past topics:

Jan. 7   Making figures easy to understand
Jan. 14 Defining your research question
Jan. 21 Choosing a journal
Jan. 28 Structuring a presentation
Feb. 4   Managing references                                                Monica Bafetti, Eskind Library
Feb. 11 Making your writing flow
Feb. 18 Polishing figures for publication                                 Tim Gilfilen, Medical Arts
Feb. 25 Manuscript checklist
Mar. 4   Foundation grant proposals: tips for success              Ashley Brady, Biomedical Development
Mar. 11 Schematic diagrams
Mar. 18 Titles and abstracts                         
Mar. 25 Open clinic-- no presentation
Apr. 1    Writing concisely
Apr. 8   Grantsmanship                                                         Dan Roden, Medicine and Pharmacology
Apr. 22 Powerpoint for presentations                                      Ron Emeson, Pharmacology
Apr. 29 Choosing the right graph for your data                        Theresa Scott, Biostatistics (handout here)
May 6   Defining your research question
May 13 Comprehensive literature searching                            Monica Bafetti, Eskind Library
May 20 Conference abstracts
May 27 Communicating with editors                                     
June 3  Grant writing tips                                                       Lynn Matrisian, Cancer Biology
June 17 Improving your scientific writing style                         Randolph Miller, Dept. of Biomed. Informatics
June 24 Focusing and organizing your writing                         
July 1   Digital tools for writing and collaborating                      Andries Zijlstra, Pathology
July 8   Open clinic-- no presentation
July 15 How to use the Vanderbilt Editors' Club                        Ken Drake and Jamie Reed, Editors' Club officers


Past handouts
Communicating through figures
Publication strategy BMJ
Publication strategy HHMI
Organizing a presentation
Organizing references
Making writing flow
Manuscript checklist
Foundation grant proposals
Schematic diagrams
Writing concisely
Defining your research question
Comprehensive literature searching
Conference abstract dos and don'ts
Grant writing tips Matrisian
Focusing and organizing method
How to use the Editors' Club's services


Speaking with Confidence and Charisma

Presented by Rebekah Maggor
Tues., Dec. 7 from 2:30-4 pm
208 Light Hall

Open to ALL VUMC researchers

Reporting Primary Research workshop series (in collaboration with the Writing Studio)

Facilitators: Gary Jaeger and Jessica Moore
Feb-June 2010, first Friday of each month from 12-1:30

Writing Biomedical Research Papers (non-credit course for grad students, postdocs, and research faculty)

Facilitator: Jessica Moore
Aug-Dec 2009 and Jan-Mar 2010