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Odum Institute: Academic Publishing 101: From Idea to Article...and Beyond

Fri. 17 Sep, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This course will be offered via ZOOM only. However, this course will not be recorded.

Although graduate school teaches you many things, many PhD students complete their dissertations having never been fully trained in academic publishing. How does academic publishing actually work? Where should you publish your research? How do you actually get papers accepted in strong academic journals? In this talk, we will discuss several major ideas in academic publishing (focusing on the social sciences). We will discuss:

  • professional integrity and ethics
  • the role of academic conversations and communities as a guide for publication forums and journal selections
  • the mechanics of publishing in journals and other forums (including outlining, writing style, journal, legal, and newspaper submissions, the peer review process, revisions, and corresponding with editors)
  • and acceptance and all that follows.

Course schedule

9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
12:45 p.m. – 2 p.m.
2:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Todd BenDor is a Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research and teaching focus on developing ways to better understand and prevent impacts from urban growth on sensitive environmental systems.

Much of his recent research has studied the social, economic, and ecological consequences of ecosystem service markets and ecological restoration regulations. He has also developed computer models to assess the opportunities and consequences of urban growth, as well as promote environmental conflict resolution.

Professor BenDor is a faculty member in UNC's Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology. He holds a BS from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, an MS from Washington State University, and a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Registration Fees

UNC-CH Students – $0, with a $20 deposit to hold your spot (deposit is refundable upon your attendance for at least 66% of the course)
UNC-CH Faculty/Staff/Postdoc – $45


This class will be offered via Zoom ONLY. Registration closes at 12:01 a.m. on 9/14/2021. Once registration closes, no late registrations will be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Odum Institute: Text Analysis Using R

Fri. 17 Sep, 2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This course will be offered via Zoom only. However, this course will not be recorded.

This course explains how to clean and analyze textual data using R, including both raw and structured texts. It will cover multiple hands-on approaches to getting data into R and applying analytical methods to it, with a focus on techniques from the fields of text mining and Natural Language Processing.

Instructor Bio:
Alison Blaine is a Data Visualization Specialist, currently working at Red Hat, who loves the challenge of bringing data stories to life visually. Prior to her current role, she worked at NC State University and in the health insurance industry, where she specialized in consulting and teaching in the areas of data visualization and statistical computing. Alison has a special place in her heart for R and finds it to be a highly useful and versatile tool for working with data.

Registration Fees:
– UNC CH Students: $0, with a $25 deposit to hold your spot (deposit is refundable upon your attendance for at least 66% of the course)
– UNC CH Faculty/Staff/Postdoc: $40


Registration closes at 12:01am on 9/14/2021. Once registration closes, no late registrations will be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Zoom link for this course will be sent prior to the course. 

* Cancellation/ Refund Policy: A full refund will be given to those who cancel their registration no later than 10 days prior to the course. If you cancel within the 10 days prior to the class, no refund will be given. Please allow 30 days to receive your refund.


Finding Funding: Pilot awards & the Peer review process

Fri. 17 Sep, 2021 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Registration is open for the 2021-2022 TraCS Professional Development Seminar series. This seminar series is aimed at research professionals, graduate students, postdocs and early stage faculty researchers. In this series, we cover foundational skills useful for career development in clinical/translational research.

The TraCS Professional Development Seminar series is split into 4 modules: Finding Funding, Communication Skills, Mentor-Mentee Training, and Rigor and Reproducibility.

Finding Funding

September 3, 2021

12-1 pm: Getting started: types of funding to support research and planning your proposal submission
1-2 pm: Developing a strategy and timeline for productivity in the 2021-2022 academic year
September 10, 2021 12-2 pm: Anatomy of a grant announcement/NIH 101
September 17, 2021 12-1 pm: Pilot awards: purpose and example internal mechanisms
1-2 pm: Peer review process
September 24, 2021 12-1 pm: Working with foundations
October 1, 2021 Panel discussion: Lessons learned about finding funding
12-1 pm: hear from successful early stage researchers
1-2 pm: hear from experienced grant reviewers

Through the UNC Event Registration system, you will be able to select which sessions you would like to attend. Please note: the Zoom link that you receive upon registration will work for all sessions within the Finding Funding module. Each session will be held in-person and/or via Zoom on Fridays.


Rethinking Clinical Trials Grand Rounds: Population-based Outreach to Prevent Suicidal Behavior

Fri. 17 Sep, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Population - based outreach to prevent suicidal behavior: A pragmatic randomized trial

This NIH Collaboratory Rethinking Clinical Trials Grand Rounds features Gregory Simon, MD, MPH, Senior Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute and Susan M Shortreed, PhD, Senior Investigator, Biostatistics Unit, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute; Affiliate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington.

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