Sessions

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The R2 Office offers training programs on various research-related topics. If you would like to request a session, please ckk7 [at] columbia.edu (contact us).

Please also watch for Information Sessions on How to Prepare Center Grants!

 

FALL 2018 R2 Information Sessions (BROCHURE)

September 2018On September 27, 2018 (09/27/2018) Dr. Pam Factor-Litvak, Professor of Epidemiology at CUMC and Associate Dean for Research Resources at the Mailman School presented “The ABCs of NIH Grants and Columbia Grant Preparation Boot Camp [pw protected .pdf of .ppt presentation] (CU affiliates are apprised of the PW, if you are an affiliate and seek access, please email ckk7 [at] columbia.edu). Presentation in AV format (slides and audio) [a CU uni and login is required to access this file].

October 2018: [1] Please join Research Resources on Tuesday October 16, 2018 (10/16/2018) from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM in Hess Student Commons for Writing Superior, Clear and Innovative Specific Aims Workshop, moderated by Dr. Pam Factor-Litvak, Associate Dean for Research Resources at the Mailman School and Professor of Epidemiology at CUMC. All in the Columbia Community are welcome and encouraged to submit draft Specific Aims in advance of the Workshop, as we will discuss and edit the aims during the event. (date/time, tbd); To RSVP, please email Craig Kandell at ckk7 [at] columbia.edu

A redacted, pw protected, .ppt/.pdf format version of the Writing Superior, Clear and Innovative Specific Aims Workshop, moderated by Dr. Pam Factor-Litvak, 10.16.18 (draft specific aims submitted by attendees and discussed during the session have been removed, affiliates have been apprised of the pw) is linked here

[2] Workshop on Developing Dissertation Grant Applications  – The F31 and R36; Drs. Leslie Davidson and Pam Factor-Litvak (date / time tbd, October 2018)

November 2018: Please join the Research Resources Office on Friday November 9, 2018 (11/09/2018) from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM in Hess Student Commons for a talk with Mr. Ricardo R. Andrade, Assistant Director for Information Resources, CUMC Knowledge Center, August C. Long Health Sciences Library,  and Ms. Stephanie Scott, Director of Policy and Research Development, Sponsored Projects Administration, who will present “PIVOT: A New Tool to Identify Funding Opportunities Right for You!”  All in the Columbia community are welcome to attend. Time will be allocated for questions and answers.  Attendees are welcome to bring their own laptops to follow along with the Pivot demonstration.  This is not required, but all are welcome to do so, as you may want to create an account or search for existing profiles during the demonstrations. This event is sponsored by the Mailman School Research Resources (R2) Office. To RSVP, please email Craig Kandell at ckk7 [at] columbia.edu

 

December 2018: Please join the Research Resources Office on Thursday December 13, 2018 (12/13/2018) from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM in Hess Student Commons for a talk with Dr. Rudi Odeh-Ramadan, Vice President For Research Administration, Columbia University, and Ms. Halayn Hescock, Senior Director, Research Services, Columbia University Information Technology, who will present “MyGrants, A Secure Analytic Dashboard to Assist PIs in Managing their Research Funded Projects at-a-Glance”. Time will be allocated for questions and answers. This event is sponsored by the Mailman School Research Resources (R2) Office. All in the Columbia Community are welcome to attend. To RSVP, please email Craig Kandell at ckk7 [at] columbia.edu

 

 

SPRing 2018 R2 Information Sessions: 

 

January 2018On 01/18/2018 Dr.  Ravi Basavappa, NIH Program Leader, the NIH Common Fund’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program of the National Institutes of Health Office of Strategic Coordination – The Common Fund presented The NIH Common Funds High-Risk, High Reward Research Program: Supporting exceptionally creative scientists with highly innovative research ideas at all career stages. [presentation in .pdf format]. The NIH Common Fund’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program was created to support exceptionally creative scientists with highly innovative research ideas. Learn about the NIH Director’s Pioneer, New Innovator, Transformative Research, and Early Independence Awards, supporting high-impact research from scientists at all career stages.  An AV (slides and audio) version of the presentation will be posted shortly.

 

February: Sponsored by Research Resources on February 06, 2018 Mr. Richard Buchsbaum, Senior Staff Associate in the Department of Biostatistics at the Mailman School, discussed “Research Data Management: Why You Need It And Where To Get It“ [pw protected presentation in .pdf format (please email Craig Kandell at ckk7 [at] cumc.columbia.edu for the pw, if you are a CU affiliate)]. An AV version of the presentation (slides and audio) is also available for CU affiliates (you will be prompted to login with your uni and pw).  

 
February:  Aimed at second & third year doctoral students (and their faculty mentors), Research Resources, and the Mailman School Doctoral Committee presented a Workshop on Developing Dissertation Grant Applications – The F31 and R36[02.08 presentation and supplementary material in .pdf format] on Thursday 02/08/2018 and Monday 02/26/2018 (that focused on Specific Aims) [the SA presentation is PW protected; contact ckk7 [at] columbia.edu for that pw]. This two session workshop moderated by Drs. Leslie Davidson, Professor of Epidemiology, and Pam Factor-Litvak, Professor of Epidemiology, and Associate Dean, Research Resources is designed particularly for second and third year doctoral students planning to submit F31 or R36 applications to the NIH for dissertation training funding. The workshop provides an overview of application requirements and addresses elements important in developing a compelling application. It provides useful information, which will facilitate the work a student undertakes with his or her mentor to develop specific aims, a training program and the scientific narrative. Mentors are also welcome to attend. We will repeat the workshop in the Fall of 2018. Topics covered include overview of the F31 and the R36s, developing specific aims, working with an NIH program officer, choosing a mentor, developing a training program and grantsmanship in making your application compelling.  The NIH has recently posted Parent Announcements for F31s, and F31 Diversity grants.

 

March: Sponsored by the Mailman School Research Resources (R2) Office on March 27, 2018 (03/27/2018), Dr. Pam Factor-Litvak, Associate Dean for Research Resources at the Mailman School, and Professor of Epidemiology at CUMC presented “Enhancing Reproducibility Through Rigor and Transparency: New NIH Review Criteria“. Time was allocated for questions and answers.  Enhancing Reproducibility Through Rigor and Transparency: New NIH Review Criteria_pw protected presentation in .pdf format. (the pw is distributed to affiliates; if you seek access to the file, please email ckk7 [at] columbia.edu). An AV version of this presentation is accessible by Columbia affiliates via uni and personal pw login.

 

April: Presented by Research Resources, Sponsored Projects Administration and the Institutional Review Board on April 24, 2018 (04/24/2018), with Ms.Stephanie Scott, Director of Policy and Research Development, Sponsored Projects Administration and Mr. Alan Teller, Director of Operations, Institutional Review Board: The NIH Single IRB Policy (with short update on Clinical Trial Definition) [pw protected.pdf of presentation (please email ckk7 [at] columbia.edu for pw, if you are a CU affiliate)]  The presentation reviewed the SIRB policy and what the process is at Columbia, with a short update on Clinical Trial Definition. 

 

May: The Departments of Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, and the Research Resources Office welcomed Dr. Kimberly Gray, Program Director, Children’s Environmental Health Population Health Branch, Division of Extramural Research and Training, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, who discussed “Ask the NIH Program Officer” [a pw protected .pdf of presentation is linked here; affiliates of Columbia may email ckk7 for pwAn AV version of the presentation (slides and audio) is linked here and is accessible via CU uni login for CU affiliates]. Time was allocated for questions and answers.

 

June 2018On 06/18/2018 Ms. Ayodola Anise, MHS, Program Officer, Science, Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) presented a “Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Research Interests and Funding Opportunities WEBINAR” [PW protected .pdf version of the presentation*] [PCORI Webinar link]  Broad PCORI Funding Announcements — Cycle 2 2018 (for Addressing Disparities, Assessment of Options, Communication and Dissemination Research, Improving Healthcare Systems) were released on June 01, 2018 (06/01/2018) by PCORI, with a Letter of Intent due on June 28, 2018 (06/28/2018).  This webinar is an opportunity for those interested in this FOA to focus and coordinate if appropriate their efforts prior to submission of an LOI. Time was allotted for Questions and Answers. [*PW protected version of the presentation; if you participated in the webinar, the PW has been presented via post event email; if you seek to access the PW protected pdf, and you are a Columbia affiliate, please email Craig Kandell at ckk7 [at] columbia.edu].  The PWProtectedPPTpdf and Webinar AV presented a video on slide 13.

 

July 2018: Please join the Environmental Epidemiology Connections (EEC) group on Monday July 02, 2018 (07/02/2018) from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM in ARB EHS Conference Room 1102 for a talk by Dr. Tiffany Sanchez, Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, who will present “Where Global Meets Local: Epidemiological Research on Environmental Arsenic Exposure and Lung Disease”.  Time will be allotted for questions and answers.

 

 

Environmental Epidemiology Connections, Tuesday July 24, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, room ARB/EHS 1102; Join faculty, students, postdocs, and staff to informally discuss relevant topics in the field of environmental epidemiology today. Led by Ana Navas-Acien, Environmental Health Sciences, and Pam Factor-Litvak, Epidemiology. The Tuesday July 24, 2018 (07/24/2018) session will focus on ISEE preparation.  Please rsvp to ckk7 [at] columbia.edu if you plan to attend, and let us know if you’d like to discuss an ISEE presentation so that we may organize the meeting.

 

 

Research Resources Brochure Fall 2017 

 

Fall 2017 Research Resources Information Sessions

 

 

September 2017: [1] Workshop on Developing Dissertation Grant Applications – The F31 and R36, 09/14/2017Sponsored by Research Resources, and the Mailman School Doctoral Committee, this one session workshop moderated by Dr. Leslie Davidson, Professor of Epidemiology, is designed particularly for second and third year doctoral students planning to submit F31 or R36 applications to the NIH for dissertation training funding. The workshop provides an overview of application requirements and addresses elements important in developing a compelling application. It provides useful information, which will facilitate the work a student undertakes with his or her mentor to develop specific aims, a training program and the scientific narrative. Mentors are also welcome to attend. We will repeat the workshop in the Spring of 2018. Topics covered will include overview of the F31 and the R36s, developing specific aims, working with an NIH program officer, choosing a mentor, developing a training program and grantsmanship in making your application compelling. 

 

[2] Dean’s Toolkit for Team Science Workshop for Faculty Evidence-Based Guidance for Effective Team Science, led by Dr. Holly Falk-Krzesinski, Vice President for Global Strategic Networks at Elsevier; September 26, 2017 (09/26/2017), Editorial to accompany the Workshop

 

October 2017:  [1] Presented by Research Resources on 10/12/2017, a Grant Preparation Boot Camp, [presentation in .pdf format], Dr. Pam Factor-Litvak, Associate Dean for Research Resources and Professor of Epidemiology at CUMC, Speaker.

[2] Presented by Research Resources on October 24, 2017 (10/24/2017), a Writing Superior, Clear and Innovative Specific Aims Workshop [presentation in .pdf format], moderated by Dr. Pam Factor-Litvak, Associate Dean for Research Resources at the Mailman School and Professor of Epidemiology at CUMC. 

 

November 2017Presented by Research Resources, and the Columbia University Libraries on November 28, 2017 (11/28/2017) Open Access, What is it? What does it mean? MSPH Guidelines (presentation in .pdf format), Rina Pantalony, Director of Copyright Advisory Services, Mark Newton, Director of Digital Scholarship, and Kathryn Pope, Digital Repository Manager, of the Columbia University Libraries, Speakers. 

 

December 2017Presented by Research Resources, Sponsored Projects Administration and the Institutional Review Board on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 (12/12/2017), Ms. Stephanie Scott, Director of Policy and Research Development, Sponsored Projects Administration, and Mr. Alan Teller, Director of Operations, Institutional Review Board discussed “NEW NIH Human Subjects & Clinical Trial Policies and Single IRB“.  The presentation reviews new NIH policies and forms related to human subjects, includes the new definition for Clinical Trials, a walkthrough of the new NIH application forms, the SIRB policy and what the process is at Columbia.

Postings relative to this Information Session:

(1) NEWNIHHumanSubjectsAndClinicalTrialsPoliciesAndSingleIRB_R2InfoSession  12.12.17 (presentation in .pdf/.ppt format);

(2) NEWNIHHumanSubjectsAndClinicalTrialsPoliciesAndSingleIRB_R2InfoSession AV presentation (slides and audio; you will be required to log in with your uni and its pw to access this file)_12.12.17;

(3) New SPA Checklist Form corresponding to slide 34 of the NEW NIH Human Subjects & Clinical Trial Policies and Single IRB Information Session presentation (downloadable xls file)

 

Summer 2017 Research Resources Information Sessions

June 2017: Please join Research Resources on Thursday June 29, 2017 from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM in Hess Student Commons for NIH Requirements for Publications [presentation in .pdf format], Dr. Pam Factor-Litvak, Associate Dean for Research Resources at the Mailman School and Professor of Epidemiology at CUMC, Speaker. This Information Session is geared towards Mailman School Administrative Staff.  Postdoctorals and Junior Faculty are also welcome and encouraged to attend.  Subject matter will include a detailed review of PMCID (PubMed) regulations and other NIH requirements relative to publications. Time will be allocated for questions and answers. This event is sponsored by the Mailman School Research Resources (R2) Office. To RSVP, please email Craig Kandell at ckk7 [at] columbia.edu

 

Spring 2017 Research Resources Information Sessions

 

Please join Research Resources in Hess Student Commons on Tuesday afternoons for our Spring 2017 Information Session Series.  All in the Columbia Community are welcome.  To RSVP, please email Craig Kandell at ckk7 [at] columbia.edu 

 

January 2017Learning the New NIH Biosketch Format, Dr. Pam Factor-Litvak, Associate Dean of Research Resources at the Mailman School and Professor of Epidemiology at CUMC, Speaker, Tuesday, January 17, 2017, presentation in .pdf formatLearning the New NIH Biosketch Format, Dr. Pam Factor-Litvak, Associate Dean of Research Resources at the Mailman School and Professor of Epidemiology at CUMC, Speaker, Tuesday, January 17, 2017, presentation in ECHO 360 format (slides and audio)  

 

February 2017:

 

The F31 Workshop scheduled for 02/09/2017 was postponed due tue inclement weather.  It will be rescheduled shortly. 

 

A Workshop on Developing NIH Dissertation Grant Applications – The F31 and R36; Thursday, 02/09/2017, SMS Conference Room ARB 532A, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM; Leslie Davidson, Professor of Epidemiology, Moderator; This Information Session is geared towards doctoral students at Columbia and their mentors. This one session Workshop is designed particularly for second and third year doctoral students planning to submit F31 or R36 applications to the NIH. The workshop will provide an overview of application requirements and will address elements important in developing a compelling application including developing specific aims, the program of training and choosing a mentor. Mentors are also welcome to attend. To RSVP, please contact Craig Kandell at ckk7 [at] columbia.edu

 

A Workshop on Developing NIH Dissertation Grant Applications – The F31 and R36; 02/09/2017; Leslie Davidson, Professor of Epidemiology, Moderator; This Information Session is geared towards doctoral students at Columbia and their mentors. This one session Workshop is designed particularly for second and third year doctoral students planning to submit F31 or R36 applications to the NIH. The workshop will provide an overview of application requirements and will address elements important in developing a compelling application including developing specific aims, the program of training and choosing a mentor. Mentors are also welcome to attend. Presentation and Addenda (Check List) in .pdf format

 

Pre and Post Award Grant Management, Budget Design and Justification, Rosa Rivera, Director of Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) and Associate Dean for Grants and Contracts, and Katherine Rochmat, Project Manager, Center for Infection and Immunity, Speakers, 02/21/2017 presentation in .pdf format. 

 

Pre and Post Award Grant Management, Budget Design and Justification, Rosa Rivera, Director of Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) and Associate Dean for Grants and Contracts, and Katherine Rochmat, Project Manager, Center for Infection and Immunity, Speakers, 02/21/2017 presentation in ECHO 360 format (slides and audio)

 

March 2017Student Practicums and the IRB: What Faculty Need to Know, Tuesday 03/28/2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Hess Student Commons, Dr. Cassie Landers, Assistant Professor of Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Anne Paxton, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center, and Ms. Brenda Ruotolo, Executive Director of the Institutional Review Board, Speakers; presentation in .pdf format; Student Practicums and the IRB: What Faculty Need to Know; presentation in ECHO 360 (slides and audio) Format (posting pending). This information session was geared towards Faculty whose Mailman School students will conduct practicums and staff who oversee their administration.  

 

April 2017Non-NIH Funding: Advice From Grantees, 04.18.17;  Panelists Lynn Freedman, Professor of Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center, Sebastian Fries, Executive Director, Columbia Population Health Partnership, Darby Jack, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, and Jeffrey Shaman, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences (in the International Research Institute/Earth Institute) presented information about governmental and non governmental non-NIH funding sources and their experiences with them.  Dr. Sebastian Fries' presentation is linked above.

 

May 2017: Writing Superior, Clear and Innovative Specific Aims Workshop [presentation in .pdf format], Specific Aims Workshop in ECHO 360 Format (slides and audio) moderated by Dr. Pam Factor-Litvak, Associate Dean for Research Resources at the Mailman School and Professor of Epidemiology at CUMC, 05/11/2017.  

 

 

Fall 2016 Research Resources Information Sessions

 

Please join Research Resources in Hess Student Commons on Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 PM—3:30 PM for our Fall Information Session Series

 

September 2016Grant Preparation Boot Camp, PDF of the Presentation09/20/2016,  Pam Factor-Litvak, Associate Dean for Research Resources, and Professor of Epidemiology, Speaker. 

 

October 2016: Writing Superior, Clear and Innovative Specific Aims Workshop, PDF of the Presentation  Presentation in ECHO 360 Format (Slides and Audio); 10/18/2016, Pam Factor-Litvak, Associate Dean for Research Resources, and Professor of Epidemiology, Speaker/Moderator

 

November 2016Enhancing Reproducibility Through Rigor and Transparency: New NIH Review Criteria, Tuesday, 11/15/16, Pam Factor Litvak, Associate Dean for Research Resources, and Professor of Epidemiology, Speaker 

 

December 2016

 

Workshop on Developing Dissertation Grant Applications – The F31 and R36, 12/01/2016; Leslie Davidson, Professor of Epidemiology, Moderator; presentation in .pdf format; (This one session Workshop is designed particularly for second and third year doctoral students planning to submit F31 or R36 applications to the NIH for dissertation training funding. Mentors are welcome to attend)

 

Data Security and Me; Tuesday, 12/13/2016; Elizabeth Tashiro, Associate Dean, Information Technology at the Mailman School, Speaker, presentation in .pdf format. Please note that this session was not recorded in the ECHO 360 (slides and audio) format; an ECHO 360 (slides and audio) link to a prior iteration of this talk is available at Data Security and Me, Elizabeth Tashiro, Associate Dean, Information Technology at the Mailman School, Speaker, presentation in ECHO 360 format (slides and audio), 01.26.16

 

Spring 2016 Research Resources Information Sessions

Information Session Title: Data Security and Me

Speaker: Elizabeth Tashiro, Associate Dean, Information Technology

Date/Time/Location: Tuesday, 01/26/2016; 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Hess Student Commons

Link(s): PDF PresentationECHO 360 format


Information Session Title: Research Data Management: Why You Need It And Where To Get It

Speaker: Richard Buchsbaum, Senior Staff Associate in the Department of Biostatistics

Date/Time/Location: Tuesday, 02/09/2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Hess Student Commons

Link(s)PDF PresentationECHO 360 format (audio accompanying slides)


Information Session Title: How To Design a Grant Budget and Justification

Speakers: Rosa Rivera, Director of Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) and Associate Dean for Grants and Contracts and Christina McCarthy, Administrator, Department of Epidemiology at the Mailman School.

Date/Time/Location: Tuesday, 02/23/2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Hess Student Commons

Link(s)PDF Presentation


Information Session Title: Learning the New NIH Biosketch Format

Speaker: Pam Factor-Litvak, Associate Dean for Research Resources and Professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School

Date/Time: Tuesday, 03/29/2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Hess Student Commons

Link(s)PDF PresentationECHO 360 PresentationAn NIH link relative to Biosketches 


Information Session Title: Post Award Grant Management

Speaker(s): Rosa Rivera, Director of Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) and Associate Dean for Grants and Contracts and Christina McCarthy, Administrator, Department of Epidemiology at the Mailman School.

Date/Time: Tuesday 04/19/2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Hess Student Commons

Links: PDF Presentation


Information Session Title: Developing A Data Management Resource: Systems, Security, Sustainability  

Speaker(s): Howard F. Andrews, Ph.D., Associae Professor of Neuroscience (in Biostatistics) at the Columbia University Medical Centeri

Date/Time: Tuesday 05/24/2016, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Hess Student Commons

Links: PDF Presentation

 

Past Sessions And Presentations

2015

December: Biostatistics Consultations: When to Get One, How to Get One, and What to Expect; Date(s): 12/01/2015; Drs. DuBois Bowman, Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, Shing Lee, and Ying Wei; Links: Powerpoint presentationClick here for video format

OctoberWriting Superior, Clear and Innovative Specific Aims; Sponsor: Research Resources; Date(s): 10/13/2015; Dr. Pam Factor-Litvak, Associate Dean for Research Resources and Professor of Epidemiology, CUMC; Links: Writing Superior, Clear and Innovative Specific Aims Presentation

Workshop on Developing Dissertation Grant Applications - The F31 and R36; Date(s): 10/15/2015; Dr. Leslie Davidson, Professor of Epidemiology, is designed particularly for second and third year doctoral students planning to submit F31or R36 applications to the NIH for dissertation training funding. The workshop will provide an overview of application requirements and will address elements important in developing a compelling application. It will provide useful information which will facilitate the work a student undertakes with his or her mentor to develop specific aims, a training program and the scientific narrative. Mentors are also welcome to attend. Topics covered will include overview of the F31 and the R36s, developing specific aims, working with an NIH program officer, choosing a mentor, developing a training program and grantsmanship in making your application compelling.

Links: Workshop On Developing Dissertation Grant Applications - The F31 and R36 PresentationWorkshop Handout


Enhancing Reproducibility Through Rigor and Transparency: New NIH Review Criteria; Sponsor: Research Resources; Date(s): 10/27/2015; Dr. Pam Factor-Litvak, Associate Dean for Research Resources and Professor of Epidemiology, CUMC; 

September: Grant Preparation Boot Camp; Sponsor: Research Resources; Date(s): 09/29/2015;  Dr. Pam Factor-Litvak, Associate Dean for Research Resources and Professor of Epidemiology; Links: PDF Presentation

May: Tuesday, May 12, 2015; Ms. Brenda Ruotolo, Executive Director, IRB and Mr. Alan Teller, Associate Director, Operations, IRB; New RASCAL IRB Module - How to Prepare; Links: New RASCAL IRB Module (pdf) 

Link(s) relative to this IRB Rascal Module Information Session: Information Session Presentation in .pdf format

Other helpful links relative to this subject from IRB’s web pages are:

April: April 21, 2015; Dr. Pam Factor Litvak, Associate Dean for Research Resources and Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School How To Respond To Pink Sheets

March: March 10, 2015; Ms. Rosa Rivera, Director, Sponsored Projects Administration and Associate Dean for Grants and Contracts and Dr. Pam Factor Litvak, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Associate Dean for Research Resources at the Mailman School; Learning the New NIH Biosketch Format; Links: MyNCBISciEnCVYouTubeInstructionVideoInformation Session Presentation and Handout

February: IRB Information Session; Tuesday February 24, 2015; Professor Linda Cushman, Professor of Population and Family Health and Associate Dean of Field Practice, and Ms. Brenda Ruotolo, Executive Director, Institutional Review Board; Student Practicums and the IRB: What You Should Know;  This Information Session is geared towards Mailman School Faculty who supervise Practicum Students; Links: Presentation Handout Student Practicums and the IRB: What You Should Know (Please Note That Part of this posting contains DRAFT Material)

2014

December: Tuesday December 16, 2014; Ms. Rosa Rivera, Director of Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) and Associate Dean for Grants and Contracts and Ms. Christina McCarthy, Administrator, Department of Epidemiology at the Mailman School; How To Design A Grant Budget and Justification; Links: PDF Presentation [.ppt Presentation, pp 1-35; Sample Budget Justifications (P01, pp 36; R01, pp. 39; R21, pp 43; T32, pp 44; ICAP_AMFAR, pp 46; ICAP_CDC, pp 54; ICAP_USAID, pp 67)]; 

November: Tuesday November 18, 2014; Ms. Elizabeth Tashiro, Associate Dean, Information Technology, MSPH; Data Security And Me; Links: PDF slides

October: Tuesday October 21, 2014;  Dr. Pam Factor-Litvak, Associate Dean for Research Resources and Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, CUMC/MSPH; Writing Superior, Clear and Innovative Specific Aims; Links: PDF Presentation

September:  Workshop For Doctoral Students At MSPH On Developing Dissertation Grant Applications – The F31 And R36; September 23, 2014. This workshop moderated by Leslie Davidson is designed particularly for second and third year doctoral students planning to submit F31 or R36 applications to the NIH for dissertation training funding. The workshop will provide an overview of application requirements and will address elements important in developing a compelling application. It will provide useful information which will facilitate the work a student undertakes with his or her mentor to develop specific aims, a training program and the scientific narrative. Mentors are also welcome to attend. Topics covered will include overview of the F31 and the R36s, developing specific aims, working with an NIH program officer, choosing a mentor, developing a training program and grantsmanship in making your application compelling. 

Tuesday September 30, 2014; Dr. Pam Factor-Litvak, Associate Dean for Research Resources and Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, CUMC/MSPH; Grant Preparation Boot Camp; Links: Slides

August: IRB ICAP Student Presentation, August 11, 2014; Links: Slides

May: Non-NIH Funding: Advice From Grantees; Thursday May 15, 2014; Professors Helena Duch, Thelma Mielenz and Matt Perzanowski, CUMC/MSPH; Links: Slides In PDF Format: DrDuchIESFundingOverview;DrMielenzPICORIFundingOverview;  

April: Data Management, Where's The Grass Greener? ; Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014; Ms. Diane Levy, Senior Staff Associate, Department of Biostatistics, CUMC/MSPH; Links: Slides [in .pdf format]

March: Relative to F31s and F32s: Additional Information Required For F31 and F32 Applications

As the next NIH deadline for Predoctoral (F31) and Postdoctoral (F32) Fellowshipapplications approaches August 8th, I wanted to take this opportunity to remind applicants, their mentors, and administrators of the new “Additional Educational Information” document required in the applications.  All applications lacking this attachment will be considered incomplete and will not proceed to review.  Please refer to the following notices regarding this new requirement: NIH Notice of Clarification (F31s)NIH Notice of Clarification (F32s)FAQs for Fellowships; Columbia University’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) provides template language you can include in the “Additional Educational Information” document for F32s. This language can be obtained from the OPA website. If you have any questions regarding this new requirement, please contact your SPA Project Officer. Thank you, Stephanie F. Scott, M.S., CRA; Communications and Outreach Director; Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA); Columbia University; Morningside Campus Ph: 212-854-0606; Medical Center (CUMC) Ph: 212-305-1641; Email: sfs2110 [at] columbia.eduWebsite here

March Workshop For Doctoral Students At MSPH On Developing Dissertation Grant Applications – The F31 And R36. This 2 session workshop is designed particularly for second and third year doctoral students planning to submit F31 or R36 applications to NIH for dissertation training funding.  The workshop will provide an overview of application requirements and will address elements important in developing a compelling application. It will provide useful information which will facilitate the work a student undertakes with his or her mentor to develop specific aims, a training program and the scientific narrative. Mentors are also welcome to attend. We will repeat the workshop in the spring (May) of 2014. Topics covered will include overview of the F31 and the R36s, developing specific aims, working with an NIH program officer, choosing a mentor, developing a training program and grantsmanship in making your application compelling. The TWO PART March workshop will take place: (Part 1): Monday March 24, 2014 and (Part 2): Thursday March 27, 2014; Links: Slides

HPC / High Performance Computing Users Group Workshop; Wednesday, March 19, 2014; Four Researchers will discuss their use of HPC;  This event is sponsored by the Mailman School Department of Biostatistics and MSPH-IT and is for Mailman School Faculty, Students, Staff and Alumni; 

Data Security And Me; Tuesday, March 25th, 2014; Ms. Elizabeth Tashiro, Associate Dean, Information Technology, MSPH; Links: Slides

February: So You Think Your Grant May Be Funded, Now What? Tips for Efficient IRB Human Subjects Review and Approval; Tuesday, February 25th, 2014; Ms. Rachel Lally, Senior IRB Specialist and Dr. Seamus Thompson, Professor of Clinical Biostatistics, CUMC/MSPH; Links: Slides

January: January 28, 2014; How To Design A Grant Budget And Justification; Rosa Rivera, Director, MSPH/SPA and Associate Dean for Grants and Contracts, and Christina McCarthy, Department Administrator, Epidemiology, MSPH; Links: Slides (PDF)

2013

December 17 and 18, 2013: Workshop For Doctoral Students At MSPH On Developing Dissertation Grant Applications - The F31 and R36; Speaker(s): Drs. Ana Abraido-Lanza, Leslie Davidson and Pam Factor-Litvak; Slides 

An updated list of NIH/NCI Funded F31 Grants are posted at this site: Click on the NIH RePORTER link.  One may also click on individual grants and then Description, Details, Results, History, Subprojects, Similar Projects, Nearby Projects, Links and News & More TABS for further information.

December 3, 2013: Writing Superior, Clear, and Innovative Specific Aims; Slides

November: Biostatistics- When, How and What to expect from a Biostatistics Consultation

October: Writing Superior, Clear, and Innovative Specific Aims

September: New Faculty Orientation/Overview of Department Administrator (DA) and SPA Resources; Grant Prep "Boot Camp"

June: High Performance Computing (HPC) Resources with Dr. Roger Vaughan and Ms. Rebecca Yohannes; Slides

Note: For more information on HPC Resources available to Mailman School faculty, contact ry111 [at] columbia.edu (Rebecca Yohannes), Research Computing Liaison

May: Identifying and Applying for Non-NIH Federal Funding with Drs. David Abramson, Helena Duch, Stephen Morse, Matthew Perzanowski and Kavita Sivaramakrishnan; Slides

April: NIH NRSA F31 and F31-Diversity Awards with Drs. Ana Abraido-Lanza, Leslie Davidson, Pam Factor-Litvak and Mark Hatzenbuehler; Slides

January: Changes to faculty titles for non-tenure-track Mailman School Faculty with Dr. Regina Santella, Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research; Slides

2012

December: Data Management and Data Security with Ms. Elizabeth Tashiro, Assistant Dean for Information Technology and Dr. Roger Vaughan, Vice Dean for Academic Advancement and Interim Chair, Department of Biostatistics; Slides

November: Working with SPA to submit grants at the Mailman School of Public Health with Ms. Melissa Quintero, Assistant Director of Mailman School SPA and Ms. Jennifer Charneco, Senior Project Officer in Mailman School SPA; Handouts

September: Grant Prep "Boot Camp"; Slides

2011 and Earlier