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Interactive workshop series teaches translational research skills

September 8, 2017

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how to workshopsBuilding on a successful first year, the BCTR is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 How to Do Research in Real-World Settings workshop series. This year we cover new ground in the field by introducing new topics, and presenting new information on those already covered. The workshops are tailored for both those who have already participated and newcomers.

Researchers are increasingly conducting studies in community settings and applying for grants that require documentation of real-world impact. Indeed, some funders now require components such as dissemination plans, stakeholder engagement, or community participation. To meet these new demands, researchers may wish to collaborate with non-academic groups and craft research questions and results that inform practice or policy. This year the BCTR continues our series of interactive workshops sharing the center’s extensive experience conducting research in real-world settings and translating empirical findings into practice. Each workshop addresses a key challenge that researchers face in doing translational research and provides practical tools for overcoming obstacles to conducting effective translational research. The workshops are open to all Cornell faculty, staff, and graduate students.

The 2017-2018 series schedule:
all workshops are held in 102 Mann Library

How to Disseminate Your Research: A Step-by-Step Guide
Monday, October 23, 9:00-10:30am
Rhoda Meador, Associate Director, Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging

How to Build Research Relationships with Non-Academic Partners
Monday, November 20, 9:00-10:30am
Karl Pillemer, Director, BCTR

How to Use Graphs and Data to Inform and Engage Community Partners
Thursday, February 22, 9:00-10:30am
Elliott G. Smith, Research Associate, BCTR and Residential Child Care Project

How to Conduct Focus Groups: Tools and Skills
Monday, March 12, 12:00-2:00pm
Amanda Purington, Director of Evaluation, ACT for Youth

How to Navigate the Revised Common Rule
Tuesday, April 10, 9:00-10:30am
Elaine Wethington, Associate Director, BCTR; Professor of Human Development and Sociology

To Register:

Please contact Patty Thayer at
A meal will be served with each workshop
This workshop is open to all Cornell faculty, staff, and grad students.




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