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Learn translational research methods in our “How to” Workshops

October 5, 2018

Cornell researchers, are you interested in an introduction to or discovering more about translational research methods? The BCTR's How to Do Research in Real-World Settings interactive workshop series has you covered! In our third year of offering these workshops, we introduce some new topics and keep the basics in rotation.

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.

2018-2019 Series

How to Disseminate Your Research: A Step-by-Step Guide
Wednesday, November 7, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Room 423, ILR Conference Center
Rhoda Meador, Associate Director, Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging

How to Build Research Relationships with Non-Academic Partners
Tuesday, December 4, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Room 423, ILR Conference Center
Karl Pillemer, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Outreach, College of Human Ecology
Leslie Schultz, Research Support Specialist, Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging

How to Plan and Conduct Interviews in Real-World Settings
Tuesday, February 5, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Room 423, ILR Conference Center
Amanda Purington, Director of Evaluation, ACT for Youth
Jane Powers, Director, ACT for Youth

How to Use Video Observation as a Source of Data
Wednesday, March 6, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Room 423, ILR Conference Center
Charles Izzo, Research Associate, The Residential Child Care Project

How to Use Graphs and Data to Inform and Engage Community Partners
Wednesday, April 17, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Room 225, ILR Conference Center
Elliott G. Smith, Research Associate, BCTR and Residential Child Care Project

To Register:

Please contact Lori Biechele at
Lunch will be served with each workshop
This workshop is open to all Cornell faculty, staff, and grad students.


October 19, 2018
Brenda Smith

I am a staff person, Program Manager for the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures. In my role I am in the position of developing opportunities and an overall platform for disseminating research by our affiliates, including creating relationship networks, creating and hosting events and meetings, mailing lists, advisory boards, hosting meetings, creating presentations for lay audiences and infographics, etc. This series would be very helpful. Thank you.

October 19, 2018

Brenda, thanks for your interest! These are open to Cornell staff. I hear you're signed up for all the workshops, so that's great.

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