Community of Scholars

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Duke’s Community of Scholars (CoS) seeks to connect trainees, share educational resources, and increase program efficiencies to enhance the career development of diverse scholars across Duke, enabling them to become successful researchers, mentors and leaders.

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Community of Scholars Presents:  Demystifying Journal Submissions: A Guided Tour to the Changing Landscape of Scholarly Publishing

May 7, 12:00-1:30pm

Medical Center Library, Room 212C

Jonathan McCall, MS, communications director for Duke Forge, will help demystify the publishing process—from the nuts and bolts of manuscript preparation to the nuances of the review process – highlighting practical issues that are often learned the hard way by first-time authors. A communications professional with more than 14 years of experience guiding scholarly works into print, Jonathan will address a number of issues essential to successful publication, including:

How to manage the role of being a first/corresponding author

  • Journal selection; understanding impact factors
  • Dealing with the complexities of submitting a viable manuscript (including open access options)
  • How to manage responding to review and resubmission
  • What are preprints, and what are their advantages and disadvantages
  • Managing datasets and complying with data access policies; the concept of the dataset as the publishable unit
  • Avoiding predatory publishers
  • Copyright/intellectual property, and implications for authors

This 1.5-hour session will include both lecture and discussion, allowing for ample dialogue regarding different publishing scenarios that a new scholar might encounter. Registration is required and limited to the first 25 who register. Please submit specific questions in advance to ensure they are addressed during the session. Register and submit questions here

Participants may bring their lunch. Questions? Contact Stephanie Molner at Stephanie.molner@duke.edu.

Jonathan McCall, MS, is director of communications for Duke Forge, Duke University’s center for actionable health data science. Before joining the Forge, Jonathan worked for the Duke Clinical Research Institute for two decades, first as a clinical data specialist and later as a science writer and editor. While at the DCRI, he also oversaw communications efforts for the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory and developed the first edition of the Collaboratory’s online “Living Textbook,” Rethinking Clinical Trials. From 2015 to early 2017, Jonathan worked as a contractor for the US Food and Drug Administration, where he helped to support scientific communications efforts for FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, MD. Jonathan has a BA in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MS in Technical Communication from North Carolina State University.  

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NEW LOI DUE DATE!!! RFA:  Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health Program (BIRCWH) Scholar 
Funding Agency: Duke University
Amount:  Up to $125,000 per year for 2 - 5 years
Funding Type:  Career Development Grant
Deadlines:  Required Letter of Intent: Apr. 12, 2019  Full Applications: May. 05, 2019
Website: BIRCWH.medschool.duke.edu
The Duke/NCCU BIRCWH Program provides advanced training, mentoring, and career guidance for junior faculty leading to an independent interdisciplinary scientific career. BIRCWH research spans the entire spectrum of Women’s Health topics and sex/gender similarities or differences in biology, health or disease. The program is open to all types of disciplines, clinicians and non-clinicians.

Multidisciplinary Benign Urology Research Day 2019
Organized by the Multidisciplinary K12 Urologic Research Career Development Program (KURe)
Faculty, Fellows, Postdocs, Students, and Staff from all disciplines with an interest in any aspect of benign urological diseases are invited to attend.
Keynotes and panel discussions on: “Microbiome Sciences Impact on Urology” and “Individualizing Urologic Care with Data Science and Predictive Analytics”.
Friday, April 26, 2019 8:00am-3:30pm Duke University Albert Eye Research Institute
NOW Soliciting abstracts for oral and poster presentations from faculty, staff and trainees
Abstract submission deadlines:
March 29, 2019 to be considered for trainee awards and monetary prizes
April 12, 2019 for all other abstracts (non-trainees and trainees not competing for awards)
Go to the Multidisciplinary Benign Urology Research Day 2019 webpage  to submit your abstract, register to attend, and additional information.

NEW!!! Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals
Friday, July 26, 2019
8:30am – 5:00pm
Duke South Amphitheater

  • Seats held open for faculty through April 14
  • Registration for non-faculty begins April 15
  • Registration link below

Registration is now open to all School of Medicine faculty for Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals, the full-day grant writing seminar presented by John D. Robertson, PhD, Managing Member of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops LLC. This widely-acclaimed session provides step-by-step instructions for how to craft a winning NIH grant proposal and is appropriate for all SOM faculty who are actively writing grants. Click here for a complete session description. Space is limited and seats are expected to fill up quickly, so sign up now if you wish to attend. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Seats will be held open for faculty through April 14, at which point limited seating will become available for staff, fellows, postdocs, and other non-faculty.
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If you have questions or need any additional information, please contact Fiona Johann at (919) 613-5209 or fiona.johann@duke.edu.

NEW!!  LabArchives Training Session

For those LabArchives electronic research notebook users who have issues, questions, or just want a refresher on using the tool, the ASIST team would like to invite you to attend an upcoming in-person LabArchives.  You are welcome to stay for as long as you can, 45min, 1hr, or 1.5 hr if you have a lot of questions. **Note: This session will also be available as a webinar through Zoom and can be accessed using the Zoom meeting link.
Wednesday, April 17 2:00-3:30pm Trent Semans Center on the 4th floor, Classroom 4 (4067). 
If you plan to attend either in person or remotely, please RSVP for this event!

Details for joining the April 17 LabArchives Training session remotely: 
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NEW!!!  Duke Initiative for Science & Society Dinner Dialogue series
Defining Quality of Life:  Whose Life is it, Anyway?
Faculty Host:  Dr. Sharron Docherty
As medical advances have increased survival for those with previously fatal conditions, our focus has shifted from quantity to quality of life. While an objective definition of quality of life has remained elusive, some shared sense of clarity around its meaning is necessary for those who must take account when making or assisting with difficult medical decisions.
Through our Dinner Dialogue series, we hope to spark meaningful and ongoing conversation about the broader ethical implications of scientific and technological progress at Duke and in the world.
April 17 - 6:00 p.m.
For additional information and to RSVP:  Duke Science & Society

NEW!!!  Duke Initiative for Science & Society Dinner Dialogue series
De-Identified Clinical Data in the Genomic Era 
Faculty Host:  Jessie Tenenbaum
US law permits secondary use of de-identified clinical data for research purposes without a patient’s knowledge or consent.  But biospecimens, and genomic sequence data derived from them, are increasingly linked to clinical data in the era of genomic and precision medicine.  What are the risks involved, and where should the limits lie?
Through our Dinner Dialogue series, we hope to spark meaningful and ongoing conversation about the broader ethical implications of scientific and technological progress at Duke and in the world.
April 18, Time TBD
For additional information and to RSVP:  Duke Science & Society

NEW!!! Theater Delta
Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Theater Delta is an Interactive Theater Performance and Workshop focused on mentoring relationships, research bias and research ethics.  Each session will begin with the professional troupe performance of a real-life scenario followed by audience participation and feedback.  Specific learning objectives for each session are available, and attendance fulfills the in person RCR (Responsible Conduct of Research) credit.  For more information, visit here.
Registration link: https://medschool.duke.edu/about-us/calendar/theater-delta-interactive-theater-social-change

NEW!!!  Duke Initiative for Science & Society Dinner Dialogue series
Biomedical HIV Prevention & Supporting African Women 
Faculty Host:  Amy Corneli
The discussion will first focus on biomedical HIV prevention, HIV in Africa, and then the role society plays in supporting or not supporting young African women’s ability to take action to reduce their HIV risk.
Through our Dinner Dialogue series, we hope to spark meaningful and ongoing conversation about the broader ethical implications of scientific and technological progress at Duke and in the world.
April 25 – 7:00pm
For additional information and to RSVP:  Duke Science & Society

5th Annual KL2/TL1 Career Development Symposium
Featuring an informative panel discussion, scholar presentations, and a moderated poster session.
Tuesday, April 30 8:30am-3:30pm Searle Center Lecture Hall
Visit here for more information

2019 REACH Equity Colloquium “Understanding and Mitigating the Effects of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
Featuring Keynote address by nationally-recognized expert in implicit bias; initial results from REACH Equity Research Project on implicit bias training, Interactive workshop for trainees, investigators and research staff, and other activities including a moderated poster session, panel discussion, and breakfast, lunch and afternoon networking.
Friday, May 3 8:30am-3:00pm Great Hall, Trent Semans Center
Register for the Colloquium by April 26
Visit here for additional information and to register.

Community of Scholars Presents: Demystifying Journal Submissions: A Guided Tour to the Changing Landscape of Scholarly Publishing
Presented by Jonathan McCall, Director of Communications, Duke Forge
Tuesday, May 7, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Medical Center Library Room 212C
This 1.5-hour session will include both lecture and discussion, allowing for ample dialogue regarding different publishing scenarios that a new scholar might encounter. Registration is required and limited to the first 25 who register. Please submit specific questions in advance to ensure they are addressed during the session. Register and submit questions.

CTSA KL2 Lunch Forum presents “IRB Submissions & Protocol Development”
Presented by Jody Power, MS, MBA, IRB Executive Director & Sharon Ellison, PharmD, Lead Chair, IRB
Monday, May 13, 2019 12:00-1:00pm Medical Center Library, Room 212C
Lunch provided. Seating is limited.  RSVP by Monday, May 6 to Stephanie.molner@duke.edu

Population Health Sciences Summer Institute
June 3-6
and June 10-13, 215 Morris Street, Suite 210
Workshop Titles: Patient-Reported Outcomes, Qualitative Research:  Study Design & Applied Thematic Analysis, Topics in Populations Health Sciences, Dissemination & Implementation Science
Visit here for more information.

Kerfuffles, Conflicts and Misunderstandings: Strategies for Engagement
Presented by Ann Brown, MD, MHS, and Cathie Siders, PhD
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 8am-noon, The Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center
This interactive session starts with the premise that the capacity to engage skillfully in challenging conversations is a vital component of leadership. The goal is for participants to gain greater confidence in addressing difficult conversations. All are welcome, material will be geared toward School of Medicine faculty.
Questions: contact fiona.johann@duke.edu
Register here

NEW!!!  Increasing your Influence
Presented by Hile Rutledge, MSOD, President and Principal Consultant at Otto Kroeger Associates
How do you approach the challenge of influencing or motivating others? What is your preferred style? If you are using the same approach regardless of the situation or the audience—you could be more successful by deliberately considering your chosen influence style. In this workshop, participants will use a tool to explore how they rise to the complex challenge of influencing others and ways they can develop to be more effective in their context and roles.
Tuesday, June 18 - 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center
For questions contact the Office for Faculty Development: facdev@dm.duke.edu
Register here

If you have any announcements you want to share with others in the Community of Scholars, please contact Stephanie.Molner@duke.edu.