RUG 2010 Sessions

Class Name


Writing Your Best NIH Proposal

Thursday, December 16th OR Friday, December 17th
in DRC 1004 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m

Dr. Jessica Mercer, Editorial Grants Associate, will present. Jessica has been reviewing grants for UNMC faculty members since March and has helped many researchers obtain NIH funding. Her talk will teach grantsmanship skills and explain what to include in each section of an NIH proposal. “I will show many excerpts from proposals written by UNMC researchers. Looking at real examples is one of the best ways to learn exactly how to write each section,” she says. This talk is intended for anyone who wants to refine their grant writing skills, improve their application scores, or learn how to organize the shortened format of an NIH proposal. Jessica’s presentation style is engaging and interactive, so be prepared to speak up and ask questions. All interested graduate students, researchers, faculty, grant administrators, and support staff are invited.

Database Design for Research Projects

11/30/10 from 2-3 p.m. in DRC1004

Tom Reardon and Kim Laursen from ITS will present "Designing a Database for Research" - Lecture/demo session introducing the principles of relational database design, terminology and practical considerations in achieving a good design. See examples of designs to avoid and how to re-design for effective research and statistical analysis.

Searching Web of Science

12/9/10 from 2-3 p.m. DRC 1004.

Brian Erb from McGoogan Library will give a demonstration showing how to explore the world’s leading citation database with multidisciplinary coverage of over 10,000 high-impact journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as international proceedings coverage for over 120,000 conferences. Powerful tools include cited reference searching, Citation Maps, and the Analyze Tool. One of its useful features that PubMed won't allow is citation searching, that is you can find who cited whom so long as the cited and citing work are in Web of Science.

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An Overview of ADIS

(Academic Department Information System)
10/27/10 from 1-2 p.m. Bennett Hall 2020

Presented by Galen Kathol. ADIS is a database system that collects data from several internal systems into one central location. One of the benefits of ADIS is to help you manage and monitor your research activities. Recording not available.

Grant Writing for Success: Influence of the New NIH Guidelines

SciVal Funding

The Vice Chancellor for Research and the Dean of the College of Medicine have teamed together to bring SciVal Funding, a searchable database of funding opportunities from over 4,000 public and private funding sources, to UNMC researchers. SciVal Funding targets funding opportunities based on your own publication history and will deliver them directly to your in-box. This unique tool also allows campus researchers to search current opportunities by keyword, set up alerts for new programs and view recommended opportunities based on their individual research profile. SciVal Funding can be accessed from the UNMC Research website:

RSS Training - Core Facilities

June 17, 2010 from 2-3 p.m. in 1004 DRC 1005

Presented by Linda Wilkie, Office of Research.

RAMS-grants ERA

May 17, 2010 from 2-3 p.m. in 2020 Bennett Hall

Presented by Crystal Miller, Sponsored Programs.

NIH Public Access

4/22/2010 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in DRC1004

Presented by Robin Taylor.

Animal Health Records for USDA and PHS Covered Species

3/4/10 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in DRC 1004.

Noel Johnson, DVM, will discuss requirements for recording information in USDA animal health and surgical records, and also provide examples of surgical records that may be utilized for non-covered species.

Adobe Illustrator Basics

Febr 18, 2010 from 10-11:30 a.m.

Learn basic layout and tools of Illustrator (selection, direct selection, pen, text, rectangle, work with color, import text).

Research Posters

Febr 25, 2010

Learn how to create research posters using Illustrator and PowerPoint - Handout

Library Research Toolbox

January 13, 2010 from 10-11 a.m. - DRC 1004

Library Research Toolbox - presented by Theresa Hartman and Kristen Watkins will present tips and tricks to use tools collected by the Library to make locating and managing the biomedical information resources you need easier so you can get your job done quicker. Learn how to locate images to use in presentations or an effective method to manage your growing collection of citations and pdf journal articles.