Lunch and Learns

  • Authorship, Citation Management and Literature Reviews (Video) (Slides) – This lunch and learn session covered an introductory overview of tools and tips to aid you in your Authorship goals, including: selecting journals to submit to, impact factor, author’s rights, citation management, conducting a solid literature review, and image use and reuse. October 3, 2017
  • Changes in the Grant Submission Process at TUSDM – Are you interested in submitting a grant or learning about the life cycle of a grant? Please watch this video as we discuss the steps involved in the grant process at TUSDM. A main focus of this presentation was the changes and process of a grant cycle. Presented on April 25, 2017
  • Systematic Reviews: Laying the Groundwork – Becky Morin of the Health Sciences Library highlights the basics of systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and other types of high-level research reviews. Learn more about topics such as the elements of a systematic review, protocols, resources, timelines, and suggested databases. March 28, 2017
  • Epidemiological Approach Using EHR Data: An epidemiological approach for studying survival of dental implants and endodontically treated teeth using electronic health record (EHR) data.  A lot of patient data has been collected and entered into AxiUm EHR. How to use EHR data for dental research? Dr. Tran presented an epidemiological approach using EHR data to address clinical research questions about the survival of dental implants and endodontically treated teeth. Study designs, statistical data analysis methods, and future research projects suitable for EHR data will also be discussed. Presented on March 2, 2017
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Research Coordinating – Are you interested in conducting a research study? Please join us as we discuss the steps involved in running a research study, from how to properly maintain source documents to quality assurance and study monitoring. A main focus of this presentation will be on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and the importance of protecting the rights, safety, and confidentiality of study participants. Presented on February 27, 2017.
  • Qualitative Research: Focus Groups and Key Informant Interviews: Do you have a research question that might be best answered through focus groups or key informant interviews? Please join us as OIRE provides us with tips on successfully developing and conducting these types of qualitative research studies. We look forward to learning about developing pertinent questions, appropriate recruitment strategies, moderating strategies, and best procedures for data transcription! – Presented on February 2, 2017
  • Demystifying the IRB Process:The Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission process at TUSDM is broken down. The best practices are outlined from study development and submission, through IRB approval. Some tips about considerations during the protocol development phase in order to streamline the submission and approval process were discussed. – Presented on January 9, 2017  *Please  note, the content of the video does not begin until minute 24.*
  • Animal Studies and Research Laboratory Resources We discussed our Surgical and Interventional Research Laboratories (SIRL) and the services they offer including in-vivo and cadaveric surgical studies and training and animal model development. She also spoke about the general lab animal services DLAM (the Division of Lab Animal Medicine) provides at Tufts for animal studies. – November 18, 2016
  • Research Mentoring Workshop: What is involved in being a Research Mentor and resources available through DRA to assist you through the process. – Presented on 9/29/16
  • How to create the perfect spreadsheet for data analysis: Presented on 09/19/16
  • How to write the perfect abstract (Video) (Slides) – Dr. Lynn Whittaker’s (Executive Managing Editor of the Journal of Dental Education) presentation, How to Write the Perfect Abstract, presented in Merritt on Monday, August 29, 2016.
  • Authorship and Plagiarism (Guidelines) (Handouts) (Slides) – Dental Research Administration (DRA) sponsored a lunch and learn put on by the Hirsh Health Science Library regarding Plagiarism and Authorship. If you didn’t get a chance to attend the lunch and learn you will find this PowerPoint presentation helpful to review. June 14, 2016