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Research Career Development

Research Skills Seminars

The purpose of this Research Skills Seminar Series is to support the research career development of faculty, fellows and senior postdocs. This monthly seminar series consists of 1-hour stand-alone sessions. Dates and subjects for the most recent sessions are outlined below.

Please note: faculty, fellows and postdocs are welcome to attend every session in the series or single sessions of interest.

Writing an Effective Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)È

Research Skills Seminar Series: 2021-2022 Schedule

Date

Title

1/28

Giving a Good Research Talk

2/23

Developing your Project on Paper

3/24

Tips for Developing the Budget and Justification for an NIH Grant Application

4/22

Maximizing your Research with the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR)

5/4

Getting your IRB through Protocol

9/9

NIH Basics

11/9

Maximizing your Research with HSHSL Services

12/2

Informed Consent: Ethical issues in human participant research

1/25

Defining Your Research Question, Hypothesis and Specific Aims

2/22

International Research: Ethical and Regulatory Research Challenges

2/22

Introduction to the Center for Advanced Research Training & Innovation (CARTI)

3/10

Giving a Good Research Talk

4/21

Writing an Effective Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)

REGISTER FOR UPCOMING SEMINARS

To receive access to the slides and recordings for this seminar series, please contact Stacie Mendoza, Program Director, at smendoza@som.umaryland.edu.

Managing Your Research Program Seminar Series

The purpose of this Managing Your Research Program Seminar Series is to support faculty, fellows and senior postdocs who are either new to leading a research team or are interested in honing their leadership skills. This bi-monthly seminar series consists of five (5), 1-hour stand-alone sessions, each of which focuses on a subject/skill set that is important to successfully developing and managing a research program/team. Dates and subjects for the most recent sessions are outlined below.

Please note: faculty, fellows and postdocs are welcome to attend every session in the series or single sessions of interest.

Managing Your Research Program Seminar Series: 2021-2022 Schedule

Date

Title

1/26

Time Management; including When to Say ‘Yes’ and How and When to say ‘No’

3/9

Negotiation Skills

5/11

Leading a Diverse and Inclusive Lab

10/5

Staffing Your Lab

12/14

Establishing Collaborations and Creating Your Network

1/26

Managing Up: Communicating with your Boss

3/28

Time Management

5/10

Conflict Resolution

REGISTER FOR UPCOMING SEMINARS

To receive access to the slides and recordings for this seminar series, please contact Stacie Mendoza, Program Director, at smendoza@som.umaryland.edu.

Career Skills Short Seminar Series

The purpose of this Career Skills Short Session Seminar Series is to discuss best practices for research skills essential for early stage faculty and senior postdoctoral fellows career development. This series will include bi-monthly short sessions that are no longer than 30 minutes (20 minute lecture followed by 10 minutes of questions and answers). Each session will cover a topic related to grant writing, scientific communication, and career advancement. Dates and subjects for the most recent sessions are outlined below.

Please note: faculty, fellows and postdocs are welcome to attend every session in the series or single sessions of interest.

Career Skills Short Seminar Series:  2021-2022 Schedule

Date

Title

6/9

Figures for Your Grant Applications

6/16

Maximizing the Design of Your Scientific Illustrations 

9/10

Selecting a Journal for Publication

9/17

Organizing and Optimizing Your Writing 

11/10

Holding Effective Mentor Meetings

11/17

Holding Effective Lab Meetings

2/16

Writing a Compelling Specific Aims Page

2/23

Communicating with NIH Program Officers and Grants Management Specialists

REGISTER FOR UPCOMING SEMINARS

To receive access to the slides and recordings for this seminar series, please contact Stacie Mendoza, Program Director, at smendoza@som.umaryland.edu.

Funding Seminar Series

The purpose of this Funding Seminars Series is to provide an overview of the funding opportunities offered by Non-NIH funding agencies and discuss grantsmanship tips. This series is open to UMB faculty, fellows and senior postdocs. This monthly seminar series consists of 1-hour stand-alone sessions. Dates and subjects for the most recent sessions are outlined below.

Please note: faculty, fellows and postdocs are welcome to attend every session in the series or single sessions of interest.

Funding Seminar Series: 2021-2022 Schedule

Date

Title

3/12

Corporate funding

4/29

VA Funding

5/6

DoD Funding

5/25

Finding Foundation Grant Funding for Young Investigators

6/22

American Heart Association Funding 

7/20

Passano Foundation

9/1

Overview of the NIH’s Loan Repayment Program

9/22

Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF) Funding

2/1

National Science Foundation (NSF) Funding

3/8

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Funding

REGISTER FOR UPCOMING SEMINARS

To receive access to the slides and recordings for this seminar series, please contact Stacie Mendoza, Program Director, at smendoza@som.umaryland.edu.

Funding Consultations

Grant Funding Consultation Service

CARTI provides a grant funding consultation service to help faculty identify non-NIH sources of research funding.

While the NIH remains the largest source of research funding, many investigators have expressed interest in learning about additional grant agencies and foundations.

The one-on-one consultation is conducted by Stacie MendozaProgram Director, who will search for funding opportunities, provide recommendations and answer any questions.

How to Request Assistance

Complete the Funding Search Request Form to request assistance in identifying sources of funding for your research project by clicking on the Online Form button below.

Please note: This service is only available to University of Maryland, Baltimore faculty and postdoctoral fellows.

Funding Search Request Form

For More Information

 Please direct questions to:

Stacie Mendoza, BS
Program Director
Center for Advanced Research Training & Innovation (CARTI)
University of Maryland School of Medicine
685 West Baltimore Street
Room 3-19, MSTF
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-1559
410-706-5434
smendoza@som.umaryland.edu

K Club Program

Program Overview

The K Club Program is designed to help recipients of career development (K) awards attain their research goals. This program consists of a monthly seminar or interactive session focused on a subject relevant to the interests/research goals of recipients of K awards.

The purpose of the K Club is twofold: 1) to help support the transition of K recipients to independent funding (eg R-level award) and 2) to provide a forum for recipients of K awards to meet their colleagues in other departments.

The K Club was founded in 2014 by Wendy Sanders MA, Associate Dean of the Research Career Development Program (now retired) and Mary-Claire Roghmann, MD, MPH, Associate Director of the Research Career Development Program. The K Club includes approximately 50 junior faculty/senior fellows from UMB and meets for 1-hour a month.

K Club: 2021-2022 Schedule

Date

Title

1/21

Tips for successfully transitioning from your career development award to independence

2/25

K to R: When and how to start your preparation

3/18

Promotions

4/15

Serving as an NIH peer reviewer

5/27

Work life balance

9/21

Strengthening your CV for promotion

10/26

Tips for transitioning to independence

11/18

Diversifying your funding portfolio

2/24

Building Your Research Team

How to participate

If you are a recent recipient of a career development award and would like to participate in this program, please send an email to Marey Shriver, PhD or Stacie Mendoza