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Upcoming Events

 

Nov
28
Tue
UVA Clinical Research Personnel Continuing Education Series @ Pinn Hall Conference Center, Rooms 2ABC
Nov 28 @ 9:30 am – Dec 24 @ 11:00 am

University of Virginia School of Medicine

Clinical Trials Office Presents

Clinical Research Personnel – 2017 Continuing Education Series

Date:  Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Time:  9:30 am to 11:00 am

Location:  Pinn Hall, Rooms 2ABC

Title: INDs and Emergency Use Drugs/Devices

Presenter:  Lori Elder, RN, BSN, CCRC

Disclosures:

Speakers:

The following speakers do not have any personal or professional financial relationships with a commercial entity producing healthcare goods and/or services:

Lori Elder, RN, BSN, CCRC

Planning committee members:

Karen G Davenport, RN, BSN, MS CCRC and Lori J Elder, RN, BSN, CCRA do not have any personal or professional financial relationships with a commercial entity producing healthcare goods and/or services.

Faculty and staff of the University of Virginia Office of Continuing Medical Education do not have any personal or professional financial relationships with commercial entities producing  healthcare goods &/or services.

Note: To receive credit for attending you must go to www.cmevillage.com and choose Online Evaluations-Credits, sign-in and use CME Activity Code 130529 to complete the evaluation.

Accreditation:

The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dec
8
Fri
Faculty Development Workshop: Research Net – Research Support and Resources at UVA @ Newcomb Hall Kaleidoscope Room
Dec 8 2017 @ 12:00 pm – Jan 14 2018 @ 1:30 pm

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

Faculty Development Workshops and Events

Research Net:  Research Support and Resources at UVA

December 8th, 2017

12pm – 1:30pm, Newcomb Hall Kaleidoscope Room

Learn more about the many resources available at UVA to support your research.

Lunch provided. Please contact sh5yj@virginia.edu with dietary restrictions.

Presented by:

Susan Barker, Senior Director, Research Advancement, School of Engineering and Applied Science

 

Register:  http://provost.virginia.edu/faculty-development/workshops-events

Jan
8
Mon
Faculty Development Workshop: Every Semester Needs a Plan (Lunch and Learn) @ Booker House Conference Room
Jan 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

Faculty Development Workshops and Events

Every Semester Needs a Plan (Lunch and Learn)

January 8th, 2018

12pm – 2pm, Booker House Conference Room

Do you often start the semester with high hopes for your writing projects, but end disappointed by your actual productivity? Do you desperately want (or need) to write a lot this semester, or just want to figure out how to be more productive AND enjoy your life spring semester? In this session, you’ll have a chance to identify your personal and professional goals, create a strategic plan to accomplish them, and identify the types of community, support, and accountability you need to make this your most productive and balanced semester ever.

Join a cohort of faculty from across UVA for a lunch-and-learn event featuring content provided by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.

Lunch provided. Please contact sh5yj@virginia.edu with dietary restrictions.

Presented by:

Jennie S. Knight, Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Development

 

Register:  http://provost.virginia.edu/faculty-development/workshops-events

Jan
10
Wed
Health Analytics Summit Kickoff Event at Virginia Tech @ Newman Library Multipurpose Room, VT
Jan 10 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

HEALTH ANALYTICS SUMMIT KICKOFF EVENT
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Newman Library Multipurpose Room
8AM-4PM

OVERVIEW

A full day symposium hosted by Virginia Tech University Library’s Health Analytics Team for students, faculty, and staff exploring Virginia Tech’s impact on health informatics. We’ll use real data in workshops to solve modern, wicked problems impacting health. This is the first exciting event in a series of educational events called, “The Health Analytics Summit” focusing on a multitude of topics surrounding health analytics at Virginia Tech. In addition to lunch and a networking session, we’ll have keynote speaker Irene Eckstrand from the National Institutes of Health, along with experts speaking on a variety of health data topics in four breakout sessions. All departments and research interests are welcome and encouraged to attend.

OUR MISSION

The Health Analytics Summit aims to unite ongoing and future efforts for health related data and research across the Virginia Tech community. We seek to educate students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, and staff on the best practices of health data management, visualization, informatics, collaboration, and sharing, in order to create the highest quality research skills and interdisciplinary partnerships across campus. Virginia Tech continuously produces groundbreaking scientific research; the ‘Health Analytics Summit’ series aims to strengthen this momentum by focusing on the exciting, rapidly evolving area of health analytics.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER – “What is Health?”

Irene Eckstrand, Ph.D.

National Institute of Health bio-sketch: “Irene Eckstrand, Ph.D., currently serves as Adjunct Faculty in the Biocomplexity Institute after a 33-year career serving as the scientific officer for the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) program and the Modeling the Scientific Workforce program. Prior to joining NIGMS, Eckstrand was a lecturer and research associate at the University of Texas at Austin. She earned a B.A. in biology from Earlham College and a Ph.D. in biology from Wright State University. Eckstrand conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2014, she was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.”

Related media

VIDEO: Dr. Irene Eckstrand on the Future of Infectious Disease Modeling

NIH INTERVIEW: Asking Our Expert About Modeling Ebola

NSF ARTICLE: Controlling the Spread of Diseases Among Humans, Other Animals and the Environment

 

TOPIC BREAKDOWN

Breakout #1
➔ Working with the Public & Data Collection: Oftentimes in informatics and analytics, we focus on the data. But how do we get this data and what challenges come along with gathering health data outside the walls of academia? Discover the realities, challenges, and benefits of working with the public throughout the health research process.
➔ Overview of Analytics Programs: As a reflection of the ever-evolving nature of health analytics, the programs we use to analyze and understand our data are also changing, growing, and adapting continuously. Expand your toolbox with a new favorite health analytics platform or just familiarize yourself with the options available today. Specific programs to be discussed coming soon!

Breakout #2
➔ Data Management & Grants: NIH. NSF. CDC. If you’re hoping to secure funding for your brilliant research question, you should be able to answer your funder’s questions about how you’re managing all that anticipated data. Learn the what, why, and how of a well-constructed Data Management Plan (DMP).
➔ Data Hygiene — Best Practices & Data Sharing: As the NIH says: “Data sharing is essential for expedited translation of research results into knowledge, products and procedures to improve human health.” Basically, what good is having data if you can’t share those valuable health data sets with fellow and future scientists? Explore the best practices and challenges of sharing your research with the scientific community and beyond.

Breakout #3
➔ Data Visualization: You have your research questions, your data, and everything in between- except how to present your findings to the masses. How can we combine design and data to make research into tangible visuals for our audience? Figure out the ins and outs of communicating your data in an eye-catching but informative way.
➔ Health Data Ethics: Big data has big implications for the future of human health- both in innovation and in ethics. How do we reach the full potential of health analytics without compromising privacy, security, confidentiality, and other ethical considerations? Hear what challenges and solutions researchers have at their disposal to address the role of ethics in health data.

Breakout #4
➔ How to be a Collaborator: Turns out your professors weren’t lying when they assigned group projects: collaboration is key in innovation. How do you navigate the complex roles and relationships in a team dynamic (and with different language norms across disciplines!) without compromising your own expertise and experience? Consider this your guide to becoming the ultimate team-player and exploring why there’s no “I” in “research”.
➔ VT Research Ecosystem and Partnerships Panel: Virginia Tech prides itself on innovation and that often comes from different departments pooling strengths and resources to tackle big issues. Hear from real researchers on campus who have made the most of what these transdisciplinary approaches have to offer.

CLOSING

Networking session

One of the tenants of the Health Analytics Team is “Analytics into Action.” Health analytics is a broad transdisciplinary field with far-reaching implications that you can embark on exploring and solving. Meet and mingle with event experts and fellow Virginia Tech researchers to make connections and take what you’ve learned into the real world.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the Health Analytics Summit Kickoff Event or future Health Analytics Team events, please feel free to contact graduate research assistant Leah Dick at leahd89@vt.edu.

Jan
11
Thu
Community Workshop: Complex trauma – Implications for evaluation and treatment in forensic and community contexts @ Holloway Hall in Bavaro Hall, Curry School of Education, UVA
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Complex Trauma: one-day workshop with Katherine Porterfield PhD

Find Registration Fee and/or Apply For Program

Institute Map & Directions

Thursday, January 11 2018, one-day program

Holloway Hall in Bavaro Hall, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA

Forensic Training Series

In this one-day program Katherine Porterfield PhD, clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry, New York University, will present foundational information for understanding and treating cases of complex trauma. Dr Porterfield provides individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults and supervises trainees working with survivors of torture at NYU. She is Chair of the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on the Psychosocial Effects of War on Children Residing in the United States.

Time: 9:00AM to 4:00PM. Lunch on your own.

Location: The program will be in Holloway Hall in Bavaro Hall, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA.

Bavaro Hall is at address 417 Emmet Street South, Charlottesville, VA 22904. See a map to Bavaro Hall Map to Bavaro Hall, UVA

THERE IS NO PUBLIC PARKING at Bavaro Hall. Adjacent to Bavaro Hall you may find hourly visitor parking and parking for persons with disabilities at the UVA Central Grounds Parking Garage at address 400 Emmet Street South, Charlottesville, VA 22903. For more parking information or for special assistance, call (434) 924-7231. Please note that the Central Grounds Parking Garage is a cash-only parking facility: you pay only with cash as you exit. Current rates are $1/half-hour and $20 for a lost ticket. Find more information including a map to the Garage Info on rates, location and map to UVA Central Grounds Parking Garage

To avoid paying for parking a good walker might park in the Barracks Road Shopping Center – 1117 Emmet St North – and walk along Emmet Street to Bavaro Hall. The walk may take about 20-25 minutes on level ground with good sidewalks.

If you are interested to know about local lodging please inquire with els2e@virginia.edu.

Faculty for this program: Katherine Porterfield PhD

Katherine Porterfield received her PhD. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan, where she specialized in child and family treatment. She received the Power Fellowship at the University of Michigan to focus her clinical and research training on the needs of children who have suffered loss, either through death, divorce, or other trauma. Dr. Porterfield was a postdoctoral fellow at the NYU Child Study Center. In her work at Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture since 1999, Dr. Porterfield provides individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults and supervises trainees working with survivors of torture. Dr. Porterfield has worked as a clinical evaluator on several cases of young people held in detention at Guantanamo Bay and frequently consults with attorneys handling cases involving torture and maltreatment. She has also presented extensively in the New York area and nationally on topics such as the effects of war and refugee trauma on children, clinical work with traumatized refugee families, and the psychological effects of torture. Dr. Porterfield is the Chair of the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on the Psychosocial Effects of War on Children Residing in the United States.

In this program Dr Porterfield will present foundational information for understanding and treating cases of complex trauma.

Educational objectives: At the conclusion of the program participants will be able to [ Please return to see the program educational objectives ]

Disclosures:  The following speaker(s) with this program have no personal or professional financial relationships with a commercial entity producing healthcare goods and/or services: (in alphabetical order) :  Katherine Porterfield PhD

The planning committee have no personal or professional financial relationships with a commercial entity producing healthcare goods and/or services (in alphabetical order): Daniel Murrie PhD, Michael Schaefer PhD, Benjamin Skowysz LCSW, Janet Warren DSW

Accreditation and Designation Statements

For physicians and others

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy. The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 (expected) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine awards 6.0 (expected) hours of participation (equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)tm) to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine maintains a record of participation for six (6) years.

The program is jointly provided by the Office of Continuing Medical Education of the the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy at the University of Virginia.

The cost will be $12 for each hour of credits claimed out of the 6 total available.

For psychologists and others

The Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The cost will be $6 per hour ($6 x 6 hours=$36).

For sworn officers and others

The Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy will seek accreditation of hours of Partial Inservice Credit for sworn officers through the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.

There will be no cost.

 

 

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