Research Seminars

UMN Research Ethics Week 2024 Ethics in AI: Transforming  Healthcare Responsibly

Presenter:  Martin Michalowski
Date: February 16, 2024 
Link: Recording and Slides

AI is revolutionizing numerous fields from healthcare and finance to transportation and education.  This pre-recorded presentation explores ethics in AI, how to transform healthcare responsibility, and the opportunity nursing has to provide guidance.

Research Day 2023 Keynote: Bitten by the Bug: The Joys and Impact of Nursing Research

Presenter:  Bridgette M. (Brawner) Rice, PhD, MDiv, APRN, FAAN
Date: April 14, 2023 
Link: YouTube recording  Slides

Dr. Rice is the Richard and Marianne Kreider Endowed Professor in Nursing for Vulnerable Populations in the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University. She began her nursing career in neonatal intensive care at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She has since expanded her work to community-based practice. Her methodological advances have been applied to address multiple health inequities (e.g., youth mental health service utilization, cardiovascular disease risk among young Black men, gun violence) where she uses novel approaches including mixed methods research and GIS mapping. Cognizant of the role of geography in health, her spatially-based research explicates and intervenes in factors such as neighborhood disadvantage to prevent disease and promote health equity. Dr. Rice is a staunch justice advocate who believes that research can be leveraged as an advocacy tool to ensure all individuals have an opportunity to achieve their full health potential. Her work has been featured through multiple media outlets, and she has received numerous honors and awards, including the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research Protégée Award in 2015 and the International Society of Psychiatric Nurses Diversity and Equity Award in 2020.

Global Scholars' Strategies for Successful Global Research

Presenter:  School of Nursing global health faculty scholars
Date: February 9, 2023 
Link: Zoom recording 

Join us as they briefly share about their projects and highlight strategies for successful partnerships with colleagues around the globe. 

Ethics in the Context of Family Caregiving: Implications for Practice and Research

Presenter:  Terri Harvath, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA
Date: January 12, 2023
Zoom recording 

Dr. Harvath, a clinical professor in the School of Nursing.  She has been involved in family caregiving for over 30 years; was the founding director of the Family Caregiving Institute at UC Davis and is now the Associate Director for Clinical Science and Practice in the Center for Healthy Aging and Innovation

Data Use Agreements

Presenter:  Pat Struzyk, Senior Grant and Contract Officer, Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA)
Date: December 8, 2022
Zoom recording and slides

Presentation topics include: What is a data use agreement (DUA)? When are DUAs applicable or required? How are DUAs different from other types of agreements? Who does one reach out to for data agreement questions?

Positioning your research for success with the Clinical Research Support Center (CRSC)

Presenters:  Jessie Oslowski, Clinical Research Support Center Manager and Melissa Hansen, Research Navigator
Date: November 10, 2022
Link: Zoom recording and slides

The CRSC brings together clinical research expertise and services to get your research designed, set up, and launched. We help set your study up for success by guiding you through the complex clinical research environment. Our staff is dedicated to supporting you in improving your study design and advancing your projects through the regulatory review process. The CRSC is a collaboration among: Clinical and Translational Science Institute; Office of the Vice President for Research; Fairview Health Services; and University of Minnesota Physicians. Join us to learn more about how the CRSC could support your research.

Power of Policies: A Look at the Health Information Technology (HIT) Landscape

Presenters: Robin Austin and Priya Rajamani 
Date: October 13, 2022
Link: Zoom recording and PDF

Have you wondered what propelled the ubiquitous presence of electronic health records (EHRs)? Have you noticed an increasing trend in use of digital tools by health systems for access and patient engagement? What are the drivers for this digital era in healthcare? Please join us in this whirl-wind tour of policies in health information technology and their potential impact. We promise to keep it light but enough to jolt you up from the afternoon siesta!

Research Day 2022 Keynote: 'Technology, Informatics and Data Analytics’ in an Era of Chronic Disease – Why?

Presenter: Kathleen Potempta
Date: April 8, 2022
Link: Recording

Description: Our keynote speaker is Kathleen Potempa, BA, MS, PhD, RN, FAAN, an internationally recognized leader in nursing, education, and science.  She is the former dean of the University of Michigan School of Nursing and current professor at the University of Michigan.  Her research program focuses on the benefits of exercise on fatigue, cardiovascular fitness and cognition in physically impaired populations and the elderly. She is currently funded by NIH/Fogarty to train post-doctoral fellows in non-communicable disease research in Thailand, by the NIH/NIA for studies related to the cognitive and behavioral benefits of using computer-based video conversation in the elderly with mild cognitive impairment, and by the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services through Michigan Department of HHS and the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to evaluate healthy aging interventions in people over fifty years of age.

Research Collaboration at the School of Nursing

Presenters: Donna Bliss, Cynthia Bradley, Carol Flaten, Olga Gurvich, Mary Steffes, and Erica Timko Olson
Date: April 14, 2022
Link: Recording and slides 

Description: The presenters of this seminar are tenured, tenure track, and clinical track faculty and a School of Nursing statistician. They will highlight their various unique contributions and expertise as members of a research team for making a study successful.  


Tain’t (Just) What You Say, It’s the Way That You Say It:  A Way Better Way of Communicating Science

Presenter: Brian Sostek
Date: December 9, 2021
Link: Zoom recording and PDF
If you aren’t communicating your ideas in a way that’s enticing, engaging, enjoyable, and effective for your audience—be it a single patient or a conference room of 500—well, what’s the point?  In 50 minutes, Brian Sostek will parlay 30+ years of experience in the performing arts and as a teacher into some of the most valuable concepts in AX (audience experience) you can use as a science communicator.

Driven to Discover (D2D) at the 2022 Minnesota State Fair

Presenter: Logan Spector, PhD
Date: December 2, 2021
D2D recording and slides
Description: University of Minnesota faculty and research staff along with currently-enrolled students interested in conducting student-led research projects are invited to learn more about this unique opportunity to quickly and efficiently recruit participants for minimal risk human-subjects research at the 2022 Minnesota State Fair.  Logan Spector will share details on the D2D application process (deadline is 1/18/22), services offered, and fees. Successful 2021 D2D investigators will also be present to share their experiences and insights for conducting research at the Fair.  

Data Visualizations: Design Principles & Targeted Messaging to Communicate your Research

Presenter: Shanda Hunt, MPH
Date: November 11, 2021
Link: Data visualization recording and slides
Description: This workshop will introduce universal design strategies such as color, font, proximity, and shape that can be applied to traditional research visualizations such as tables and charts. It will also teach you how to create targeted messages for specific audiences through telling the story of your data. These learning objectives are grounded in ethical and accessibility principles. This workshop is intended for beginners.  

Ongoing Studies in the Integrative Health & Wellbeing Research Program

Presenter: Roni Evans, DC, MS, PhD
Date: October 14, 2021
Integrative Health recording and slides
Description: The
Integrative Health & Wellbeing Research Program (IHWRP) was founded in 2014 at the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing. This presentation will introduce the program’s current research portfolio, including NIH research focused on increasing the inclusion of diverse populations in complementary and integrative health research; addressing pain management from a whole person perspective; and exploring the effectiveness and mechanisms of a range of mind body therapies (e.g. spinal manipulation and mobilization, mindfulness based interventions, rehabilitative exercise, cognitive behavioral therapy, self-care, etc.).

Research Day 2021 Keynote: Care and Caregiving in a Complex World

Presenter: J. Nicholas Dionne-Odom, PhD, APRN, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN
Date: April 16, 2021
Link: Nursing research day 2021 keynoted: J. Nicholas Dionne-Odom (YouTube)
Description: Our keynote speaker is J. Nicholas Dionne-Odom, PhD, APRN, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN, an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Co-Director of Caregiver and Bereavement Support Services in the UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care and UAB Hospital. His keynote presentation is entitlted, Identifying Strategies to Develop Support for Family Caregivers of those with Serious Illness. Dr. Dionne-Odom's program of research focuses on the development and clinical trials testing of early palliative care, lay navigator-led interventions to enhance the coping and decision-making skills of family caregivers of persons with serious illness, particularly advanced cancer and heart failure. Dr. Dionne-Odom is the 2020 recipient of the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research Protégé Award and was recently named one of 10 inaugural Betty Irene Moore Fellows, a national program to develop the next generation of nurse leaders and innovators.

Successful Grant Resubmissions: Cultivating a Resubmission Mindset

Presenters: Jayne Fulkerson, PhD and Kate Miley, School of Nursing PhD student
Date: March 30, 2021
Link: Accessed via the Doctoral Student Research Resources portal
Description: Resubmissions are an important part of successful grant funding journeys, yet this process can be daunting and even demoralizing to many investigators. In this seminar Jayne Fulkerson, PhD and Nursing doctoral student Kate Miley will discuss their experiences with successful NIH grant and fellowship resubmissions with a focus on cultivating a resubmission mindset. Attendees will be encouraged to share perceived barriers to and strategies for staying engaged in the resubmission process.

Racism and Racial Discrimination: The African Immigrant Experience

Presenter: Manka Nkimbeng, PhD, MPH, RN
Date: March 4, 2021
Link: Manka Nkimbeng Racism and Racial Discrimination Zoom recording and Racism and Racial Discrimination Powerpoint (PDF)
Description: Following a brief introduction of racism and racial discrimination, this seminar will explore two unique experiences: racial discrimination in African immigrants and hair discrimination in the U.S. We will then discuss some practical suggestions on how to tackle some of these challenges within our community.

A Grant-Seeking Journey: Research Funding Beyond the NIH

Presenter: Lauren Martin, PhD
Date: February 25, 2021
Link:  Beyond NIH Zoom recording and Beyond NIH PowerPoint (PDF)
Description: Research in the health sciences often focuses on obtaining funds from the National Institutes of Health. As an Anthropologist who conducts participatory action research, I have had to seek a wide range of funds to support my work. In this session I will share some strategies I have used to obtain research funding from private foundation grants, government contracts, and federal funding through the National Institute of Justice and National Science Foundation. I hope to spark a lively discussion where attendees share tips and strategies so we can all learn from each other to improve our grant-getting.

Sharing Research with the Broader Community: How to effectively engage non-academic audiences

Presenters: Makeda Zulu-Gillespie, Executive Director of UROC; Pamela DeWitt-Meza, Medical Clinic Supervisor of Face-to-Face and Mary Beth Hanson, a communications expert
Date: January 28, 2021
Link: Sharing research with the broader community Zoom recording
Description: School of Nursing investigators want their research to be used, to guide and inform diverse audiences. How can we best share our work? Panelists will share their experiences and thoughts on communicating research with non-academic audiences. Real world examples will be highlighted along with tips and guidance. There will be time for Q&A/discussion.


UMN Driven to Discover (D2D): 2021 RFA

Presenter: Logan Spector, PhD
Date: December 17, 2020
Link: D2D RFA for 2021 MN state fair zoom recording
Description: Learn more about Driven to Discover (D2D) and its 2021 RFA (PFD). University of Minnesota faculty, research staff, and students are invited to learn more about this unique opportunity to quickly and efficiently recruit participants for minimal risk human-subjects research at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair. Logan Spector, D2D Co-Director, will share details on the application process, services offered, and fees. Successful School of Nursing D2D investigators will also be on hand to informally share their experiences and insights around conducting research at the fair.

  • The Driven to Discover Research Facility (D2D) was launched in 2014 to bring University research into closer contact with the Minnesota community.
  • Over 2 million people visit the fair each year from across the state making it a great place to connect with a diverse pool of people and engage them in exciting, innovative projects from a wide variety of disciplines.
  • In 2019, 47 studies collected data from over 25,000 fairgoers!

Call for Empowering School of Nursing-led Research through Informatics Capacity

Presenters: Robin Austin,PhD, DNP, DC, RN-BC; Lisiane Pruinelli, PhD, MS, RN, FAMIA; and Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI
Date: November 19, 2020
Link: Robin, Lisiane, and Connie SON Informatics Zoom recording and Call for empowering SON-lead research through informatics capacity (PDF)
Description: Objectives for this seminar include: providing a background on various datasets/databases available, discussing the pros/cons of each dataset/database, describing research examples using datasets, and identifying resources and potential partnership opportunities with the Nursing Informatics Center. There will be time for Q&A and discussion.

Collaborating with a Biostatistician: How To, Do's and Don'ts

Presenter: Olga Gurvich
Date: October 22, 2020
Link: Zoom recording and Collaborating with a biostatistician PowerPoint
Description: This seminar was developed specifically for the School of Nursing community. It will provide an overview of the ONRS Biostatistics Core along with tips on how to effectively collaborate with a biostatistician.

The Top 10 Most Common Grant Writing Errors and How to Avoid Them

Presenter: Jude Mikal, PhD UMN School of Public Health
Date: September 24, 2020
Link: Jude Mikal top 10 and The most common errors in grant writing (PDF) and What do grant reviewers really want, anyway? (PDF) and 10 common grant-writing mistakes (PDF)
Description: So your grant proposal came back with an unenthusiastic response from reviewers. Was it because they found your science lackluster? Maybe. But there's a good chance the problem was important nontechnical questions that you left unanswered in the proposal itself. Questions like: So what? Who cares? Is this project trying to do too much? Or too little? And why is this researcher going it alone? In our hyper-competitive funding climate, it's critical for investigators to write clear, cohesive, compelling proposals that foreground the science and its potential significance. With so much at stake, it's a shame to watch a proposal rejected for something that could have been avoided with a little work upfront. Capitalizing on 15 years of experience working to sharpen grant proposals, the 10 most-common non-scientific errors we see in grant writing are identified - and offer a list of potential solutions to help investigators write clearer proposals for increasingly busy review panelists.

Consent Best Practices for Human Research

Date: March 5, 2020
Presenters: Courtney Jarboe, MS, MA, CIPand Michelle Biros, MD, MS, FACEP
Link: Consent practices for human research Zoom recording and Consent practices for human research PowerPoint
Description: This presentation will focus on assessing research participant capacity to consent, particularly when someone has diminished or fluctuating capacity. It will also address best practices in creating consent forms, including overall content, readability, short forms/translations.

Launching Your Research with the Clinical Research Support Center

Date: February 24, 2020
Presenters: Jessie Oslowski and Melissa Hansen, MLS
Link: Clinical research support center Zoom recording, Clinical research support center PowerPoint (PDF), and Feasibility review (PDF) / Office hours handout (PDF)
Description: The CRSC brings multiple experts and resources together in a single location to help researchers navigate the administrative planning of a research study at the University of Minnesota. The multi-disciplinary experts in the CRSC work collaboratively to guide and support researchers and study teams with effective study planning and start-up. The CRSC is a collaboration among the Clinical and Translational Science Institute; the Office of the Vice President for Research; Fairview Health Services; and University of Minnesota Physicians.

In Search of Effective Behavior Change Strategies for Promoting Physical Activity Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults Guided by MOST

Date: January 27, 2020
Presenter: Siobhan McMahon, PhD, MPH, GNP-BC
Link: In search of effective behavior change strategies Zoom recording and In search of effective behavior change strategies PowerPoint (PDF)
Description: Every year, 1 in 4 people aged 65 and older falls. Twenty-five percent of these falls result in severe injury or death and have devastating effects on quality of life. Despite evidence that physical activities targeting leg strength and balance reduce falls, less than 12% of older adults engage in these activities regularly, and fall rates continue to increase. Research examining intervention strategies that motivate older adults to engage in physical activity is scarce and inconclusive. Thus there is a compelling need to identify specific behavior change strategies that effectively and efficiently motivate older adults to sustain increased levels of physical activity. In this presentation, I will describe an ongoing 5-year research project, Community-based Intervention Effects on Older Adults' Physical Activity and Falls, that addresses this need. In particular, I will describe how and why we use the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) framework to guide the methods used in this project.


Global Health...& Research

Date: November 25, 2019
Presenter: Shailey Prasad, MD, MPH Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility
Link: Global health and research recording and Global health and research PowerPoint (PDF)
Description: This presentation will explore and discuss the history of Global Health, ethical considerations of Global Health Research, current opportunities in Global Health Research and the challenges of managing Global Health Research.

F31 & TL1 Panel

Date: November 1, 2019
Presenters: Mary Whipple, PhD, RN; Rebecca Brown, MEd, MN, RN, PHN; Erica Schorr, PhD, BSBA, RN; and Fang Yu, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN
Link: F31 and TL1 panel audio recording
Description: Student investigators and faculty advisers from the School of Nursing will share their experiences with an NIH F31 (aka: Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award or 'NRSA') and the U's CTSI's TL1 program.

Subawards: Back to Basics

Date: October 28, 2019
Presenters: Linda Molloy and Emily Yund
Link: Subaward back to basics recording and Subaward back to basics PowerPoint
Description: This presentation is intended for those new to subawards as well as investigators and study coordinators experienced in subs. Get up-to-date information and tips. Topics to be addressed include:

  • The difference between subawards, contracts, and service agreements
  • F&A rates and waivers
  • What documents do I need?
  • Is it a single IRB?
  • Award set-up / monitoring invoices
  • External sales

Genetics and Genomics: Applications in Nursing Research

Date: September 30, 2019
Presenter: Niloufar Hadidi, PhD, APRN, CNS-BC, FAHA
Link: Genetics and genomics recording and Genetics presentation PowerPoint
Description: Dr. Hadidi attended the National Institute of Nursing Research's month-long Summer Genetics Institute. This presentation is a concise distillation and discussion of the SGI content. The presentation touches upon the significance of genetics in patient care and disease management, the latest technology used in genetic and genomic research, and how investigators incorporate genetics in their research.

OptumLabs® Data Warehouse: Data Asset Overview

Date: May 6, 2019
Presenter: Tom Clancy, MBA, PhD, RN, FAAN, Clinical Professor Ad Honorem and Jamie Tucker, Lead Research Analyst, OptumLabs
Link: OptumLabs data warehouse PowerPoint, the event was not recorded
Description: The OptumLabs Data Warehouse (OLDW) is one of the largest private healthcare databases in the US. The OLDW is comprised of over 200 million patient records over a 20 year period and contains multiple data types including insurance claims, electronic health records, health risk appraisal, consumer lifestyle and other. The University of Minnesota School of Nursing facilitates access to the OLDW for interested faculty researchers at the University of Minnesota. Contact Tom Clancy ( or Angela Thul ( with questions.

Box Secure Storage: A New University Tool for Storing and Sharing Clinical Research Data

Date: February 25, 2019
Presenter: Jeremy Bickford, AHC-IS
Link: Box secure storage recording and Box secure storage PowerPoint

Revised Common Rule: IRB Update

Date: January 28, 2019
Presenter: Courtney Jarboe, MS, MA, CIP
Link: Revised common rule recording (poor sound recording quality), Revised common rule PowerPoint (PDF), and Resources mentioned during the presentation (PDF)
Description: An overview of recent changes in the regulatory environment for human research will be presented. Highlights will include key changes to the Revised Common Rule i.e., limited IRB review, exemptions, informed consent, and elimination of continuing review for most minimal risk research. There will be an opportunity for Q&A.


Elevating Nursing Research Using Media Engagement: How to Demonstrate Impact and Promote Your Findings

Date: December 17, 2018
Presenters: Caitlin Bakker, MLIS, AHIP UMN Bio-Medical Library and Steve Rudolph, Director of Communications & Marketing, UMN School of Nursing
Link: Caitlin Bakker and Steve Rudolph media slides (PDF)
Description: Researchers are increasingly interested in communicating their findings beyond the academic realm. This seminar will describe tools and services that may be used to document and demonstrate alternative forms of research impact, such as influence on policy and media. Strategic Communications will also share ways the School of Nursing and the University can publicize faculty research and discuss how best to engage the team and its resources.

Precision Health and Nursing

Date: November 26, 2018
Presenter: Erica Schorr, PhD, BSBA, RN
Link: Precision health and nursing recording and Precision health and nursing PowerPoint (PDF)
Description: Precision health shifts the focus from treating a disease to preventing a disease from developing by promoting the health and well-being of individuals before they become ill. The foundation for precision health interventions are data – genetics, genomics, electronic health records, and social, environmental, and lifestyle factors. This seminar will provide an overview of the 2018 NINR Methodologies Boot Camp. Specific topics include state-of-the-art digital health (e.g., wearables, sensors, and virtual/augmented reality), the use of omics data in health care, legal and ethical issues, and opportunities for and challenges to using digital health in clinical and research settings.

Your Role in Reducing Risk with Research Staff and Volunteers

Date: October 22, 2018
Presenters: Diane Treat-Jacobson, PhD, RN, FAAN and Melissa Horning, PhD, RN, PHN
Link: Recording and PowerPoints
Description: Best practices around on-boarding and off-boarding research staff (paid and volunteer) will be discussed. Resources and practical tips will be presented along with time for Q & A.

Developing and Translating Innovative Exercise Programs for Older Adults

Date: October 3, 2018
Presenter: Kuei-Min Chen, PhD, RN, CGNS, FAAN, College of Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan
Link: Recording and PowerPoints
Description: Dr. Chen is a 2018 recipient of the University's Global Programs & Strategic Alliance's Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals. She is an established gerontological health expert working to advance health and wellbeing of older adults in Taiwan and around the world. This presentation is co-sponsored with the Center for Aging Science and Care Innovation.

Keeping Current: Identify Funding Opportunities and Relevant Research as it Happens

Date: September 24, 2018
Presenters: Caitlin Bakker, MLIS, AHIP & Liz Weinfurter, MLIS, UMN Libraries
Link: Recording and PowerPoints
Description: University of Minnesota researchers receive over 750 million dollars in grant funding a year and have access to thousands of electronic resources. Want to learn how to effectively identify funding opportunities and keep up-to-date with the literature as it emerges? Join us for this training session that will cover popular grant funding search tools as well as publication alerts for databases relevant for Nursing research.

Mechanical Adaptations in Walking Performance Using Ankle Foot Orthoses for Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease

Date: May 29, 2018
Presenter: Ryan L. Mizner, PT, PhD, University of Montana
Link: Recording and PowerPoints
Description: Diminished walking capacity is a hallmark activity limitation of people with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). The ankle has the greatest joint torques during walking with large associated energy demands of the calf musculature. The combination of blockage of blood flow with PAD and the physical exertion of the calf musculature during walking creates claudication symptoms of pain, aching, or burning in the lower leg. Claudication symptoms can be an important rate-limiting factor in the effectiveness of walking exercise programs for people with PAD. We have completed a pilot trial that shows promising results for the use of carbon-fiber ankle foot orthoses (AFO) to ease patients’ claudication symptoms during walking with improved walking ability. Trial participants completed instrumented video analysis of their walking with concurrent electromyography of the ankle plantar flexors both before and after their 12-week walking program using the AFO. How the AFO alters walking mechanics for our participants, especially at the ankle joint and calf musculature will be the focus of the current presentation. Discussion will include clinical interpretation of the results and their potential implications within patient care.

Submitting a Successful IRB Application: The IRB Panelist's Perspective

Date: May 8, 2018
Presenters: Wendy Looman, Casey Hooke, and Jean Wyman from the School of Nursing along with Barb Lindberg, an IRB panel community member
Link: Recording and PowerPoints and Tip Sheet
Description: This seminar will focus on the IRB application review process from the IRB panelist's perspective. Researchers and IRB panels have a common aim to protect research participants in the conduct of human research. In this session, panelists will discuss their approach to reviewing an application and determining whether it meets established criteria for approval. Resources on the IRB website will be described, with an emphasis on how IRB panels use these in the review process. Panelists will share examples of strategies that researchers can use to help reviewers decide whether human subjects will be adequately protected in the proposed research through the protocol, consent documentation, consent process, and clarity of communication in the application.

The Ins and Outs of Conducting Nursing Research at Fairview and M Health

Date: April 23, 2018
Presenters: Mary Fran Tracy, PhD, RN, APRN, CNS, FAAN, Nurse Scientist and Associate Professor and Jill Cordes, RN, Director, Fairview Research Administration
Link: Recording and PowerPoints
Description: With changes in research regulations and a focus on process improvements, the steps for getting approval and conducting nursing research at M Health and Fairview has been evolving. This seminar will walk through the processes in place to obtain approval for the conduct of nursing research at Fairview and M Health and the ongoing efforts to improve the process for both the researcher and the healthcare system. A dialogue with participants will be encouraged to share insights about what is working and what is not as well as the potential future for continued improvements.

Research Day 2018 Keynote: Innovation through Research and Evidence-Based Practice

Date: April 6, 2018
Link: Recording
Description: Our keynote speaker is Jessica Gill, PhD, RN who will present Biomarkers of Traumatic Brain Injuries and Concussions. She is an investigator at the National Institutes of Health and Co-Director of the Clinical Biomarkers Core for the Center for Neurosciences and Regenerative Medicine. Her work examines biological mechanisms of traumatic brain injury and related co-morbidities including post-traumatic stress disorder, post-concussive disorder, depression and neurological deficits (YouTube). Her research focus is to use biomarkers to better understand the mechanisms that contribute to poor recovery from brain injuries and to design novel interventions to improve recovery. Dr. Gill is a Lasker Clinical Research Scholar at the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) and leads biomarker studies across the country to improve the health and well being of athletes, military personnel and civilians who sustain brain injuries.

ONRS Research Seminar

Date: March 26, 2018
Link: Recording and PowerPoints/ handout (PDF)
Presenters: Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship staff
Description: Learn about the services and resources that the Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship has to offer faculty, staff and students. Everyone is encouraged to attend… if you will be submitting a proposal, have thought about submitting a proposal, are curious about the proposal process, have questions or if you have never heard of ONRS.

The "Reproducibility Crisis" and the Reporting of Science

Date: March 5, 2018
Link: Recording and PowerPoints
Presenters: Franklin Sayre, MLIS and Amy Riegleman, MLIS UMN Libraries
Description: In recent years, evidence has emerged from disciplines ranging from biology to economics that many scientific studies are not reproducible. This evidence has led to declarations in both the scientific and lay press that science is experiencing a “reproducibility crisis” and that this crisis has significant impacts on both science and society, including misdirected effort, funding, and policy implemented on the basis of irreproducible research. In this presentation Franklin Sayre, Pharmacy Librarian, and Amy Riegelman, Social Sciences Librarian, focus on how increased transparency in the reporting of research can support reproducibility. To do this they draw on major guidelines from funders and scientific societies and share methods and tools that support transparency and improved reporting.

Frameworks and Resources for Health Care Innovation Commercialization

Date: January 29, 2018
Link: Recording and PowerPoints
Presenter: Carla Pavone, PhD, MIN-Corps
Description: Health care innovation, from concept to market, using the Lean Launchpad methodology will be discussed. The methodology has been adopted as “I-Corps” by NIH and other federal agencies to promote translation of research-based innovations into successful licensed products and ventures that have real-world impact. An overview of MIN-Corps commercialization education and coaching programs, as well as University of Minnesota commercialization resources will also be presented.


Making an Impact with Your Academic Profiles

Date: November 27, 2017
Link: Recording, PowerPoints, and handout (PDF)
Presenter: Caitlin Bakker, MLIS, AHIP, UMN Libraries
Description: Managing your online academic identity goes beyond making a LinkedIn profile. In this session, we will be discussing building and maintaining an online professional identity, including leveraging tools like Experts @ Minnesota, ORCiD and Google Scholar.

Using iPads in Research: Costs, Tips and Best Practices

Date: October 23, 2017
Link: Recording and PowerPoints
Presenters: Greg Slavik, AHC-IS; Casey Hooke, PhD, APRN, PCNS, CPON; and Sarah Friend MPH, RD
Description: Learn the in’s and out’s of incorporating iPads into your research. Practical tips and UMN best practices will be shared along with real-world stories and lessons learned from the investigator’s perspective.

Box Secure Storage: A new University tool for storing and sharing clinical research data

Date: September 25, 2017
Link: Recording and PowerPoints
Presenter: Jeremy Bickford, AHC-IS
Description: Box Secure Storage is a secure environment delivered by the Center of Excellence for HIPAA Data intended for storing, sharing and accessing sensitive and private-highly restricted files by UMN researchers. Not only can you securely share files, but you can also create, edit and review documents with others in real-time.

Teen Pregnancy: Patterns, Prevention & Potential

Date: May 10, 2017
Link: Recording and PowerPoints
Presenter: Renee E. Sieving, PhD, RN, FAAN, FSAHM
Description: This inaugural Pauline A. Vincent Chair in Public Health Nursing Lecture explores patterns of sexual risk behaviors, pregnancy and childbearing among U.S. adolescents over time, with an emphasis on disparities among young people from various social groups. Evidence-based approaches for preventing teen pregnancy--including clinical services, comprehensive sexuality education, and youth development programs--are examined. Key considerations for practice and policy are posed.

Big Data Science and Research

Date: May 1, 2017
Link: Recording and PowerPoints
Description: Three brief presentations followed by Q&A. Statistical and Machine Learning Methods in Big Data Science presented by Gyorgy Simon, PhD; Exemplar on a Big Data Study presented by Lisiane Pruinelli, PhD, MS, RN; and Resources Available for Big Data Research presented by Tom Clancy, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN.

Research Day 2017 Keynote: Precision Health and Nursing - from Genetics to Improving Health Outcomes

Date: April 28, 2017
Link: Recording and PowerPoints
Description: Our keynote speaker is Cindy Anderson, PhD, CRNP, ANEF, FNAP, FAHA, FAAN who will present on Epigenetics and Heritable Risk for Preeclampsia and Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Anderson is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Educational Innovation in the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University and a women's health nurse practitioner. From her early findings in animal studies through her clinical studies in pregnant women, her goals are to improve health outcomes of women and their children through early screening and identification of individuals at risk for preeclampsia across the lifespan.

Sex Differences and Cardiovascular Disease

Date: April 18, 2017
Link: Recording and slides
Presenter: Judith G. Regensteiner, PhD, Professor of Medicine; Director, Center for Women's Health Research; Judith and Joseph Wagner Chair of Women's Health Research; University of Colorado School of Medicine

IRB Update: Launch of ETHOS and Implementation of the HRPP Toolkit

Date: March 6, 2017
Link: Recording and slides
Presenter: Courtney Jarboe, MA, MS, CIP, UMN Human Research Protection Program
Description: This session will include key information about the launch of ETHOS (a new, web-based submission system), implementation of the HRPP Toolkit, and additional process enhancements that affect researchers and student researchers.

Micro-writing Techniques to Maximize Clarity in Scientific Writing

Date: February 6, 2017
Link: Recording and slides
Presenter: Anne Marie Weber-Main, PhD, Department of Medicine
Description: This seminar will illustrate common clarity problems in scientific writing that occur at the micro levels of a manuscript (paragraphs, sentences, and words). Preventive and treatment strategies will be shared for addressing impediments to clarity such as poor paragraph cohesion, faulty comparisons, overuse of nominalizations, and unclear pronoun antecedents.


Citation Management in a Post-RefWorks World: Choosing and Transitioning to a New Tool

Date: November 28, 2016
Link: Slides only (recording is unavailable)
Presenter: Liz Fine Weinfurter, MLIS, Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota
Description: The University will be discontinuing its subscription to RefWorks. This session will give an overview of several citation management options along with a discussion of factors to consider when choosing a replacement, and information on moving your data from RefWorks.

Precision Health and Nursing

Date: October 31, 2016
Link: Recording and Google folder link (includes PowerPoint slides)
Presenter: Robin Austin, DNP, DC, RN-BC
Description: Precision health is an emerging trend that has implications for nursing in the areas of: Education, Research, and Clinical Practice. This seminar will provide an overview of the NINR Precision Health: Omics to Data Science Boot Camp. Specific topics include the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative and opportunities for nurses in precision health related to education, research, and clinical practice.

Research Day 2016: Transforming Healthcare through Research and Evidence-Based Practice

Date: April 22, 2016
Link: Recording and slides
Description: Our keynote speaker is Kathleen R. Stevens, EdD, MS, RN, ANEF, FAAN who will present Paving the Future of Nursing and Healthcare through Improvement Science. Dr. Stevens is a Professor of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Director of the Improvement Science Network. She served as founding director of ACE-Center for Advancing Clinical Excellence 2000-2015, leading interprofessional efforts to advance evidence-based quality improvement and patient safety. Her federally funded activities emphasize healthcare transformation through scholarly work in the national Improvement Science Research Network, AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange, Institute of Medicine's report Preventing Medication Errors, and team performance improvement. Her achievements have been recognized with many honors including the Sigma Theta Episteme Laureate Award and induction into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

NIH Grants from Reviewers' Perspectives

Date: February 29, 2016
Link: Recording (green screen; sound only)
Presenters: Diane Treat-Jacobson, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Joe Gaugler, PhD
Description: Drs. Joe Gaugler and Diane Treat-Jacobson present NIH grant application tips and guidance drawing on their experience on NIH review panels.

Beyond IMRaD: Meeting Readers' Expectations In Peer-Reviewed Articles

Date: February 1, 2016
Link: Recording and slides
Presenter: Anne Marie Weber-Main, PhD, UMN Department of Medicine
Description: The seminar will present specific tips for meeting these types of critical reader expectations within the context of the basic structure for a scholarly paper -- Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion (IMRaD). Particular emphasis will be give to the Introduction and Discussion sections, where writers have the most flexibility in how they frame the story their research is telling.


A Panel Presentation of NRSA Application Tips

Date: December 7, 2015
Link: Recording
Presenters: Erica Schorr, Melissa Horning, Anne McKechnie, Mary Whipple, Jayne Fulkerson, and Diane Treat-Jacobson
Description: The panel discussion includes tips from a doctoral student who has recently submitted an NRSA application, three faculty members who were funded by NRSA awards during their doctoral programs, and two NRSA faculty sponsors.

Data Sharing in Nursing: What Researchers Need to Know

Date: November 9, 2015
Link: Recording and slides / handouts
Presenter: Caitlin Bakker, MLIS, UMN Bio-Medical Library
Description: Federal funding agencies and journals are increasingly requiring researchers to make their data publicly available to promote reproducibility and reuse. This seminar covers effectively writing a data sharing plan, including compliance with upcoming funding agency policies, avoiding common obstacles for data sharing, considerations for sensitive data including protected health information, and identifying and assessing data repositories. The seminar includes practical examples and strategies to successfully develop and implement a data sharing plan for data sets of all sizes.

Making Smart Publishing Choices to Achieve YOUR Scholarly Goals

Date: October 12, 2015
Link: Recording and slides
Presenters: Nancy Sims, JD, MLIS & Liz Weinfurter, MLIS, University of Minnesota Libraries
Description: Almost every researcher has gotten some sketchy-looking invitations to contribute to a journal or other publication they've never heard of… How can you tell when those are legit publishing outlets and when they are fruitless scams?

Data Security in the Academic Health Center

Date: September 14, 2015
Link: Recording (recording joins the talk a bit late), slides, handout1 and handout2
Presenter: Jon Haper is the University of Minnesota's AHC-IS Workstation Field Support Manager
Description: AHC-IS Data Security and Management policies and resources are presented such as:

  • How to safely share data electronically with collaborators within and outside of the University of Minnesota
  • Recommendations for safely sharing protected health information (PHI) in clinical and/or research situations
  • Data Security Guidelines when portable devices (e.g., ‘jump drives’) are used

Use of Clinical Data from EHR for Nursing Research

Date: April 30, 2015
Link: Slides only
Presenter: Hyeoun-Ae Park, PhD, RN, FAAN is the first nurse to be President of the International Medical Informatics Association. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Schools of Nursing and Public Health with a post-doctorate in health informatics. She has used electronic health record (EHR) data, mobile applications, and web-based tools to address topics important to researchers including obesity management, pressure ulcers, breast cancer and adverse drug events.

What Makes Research Findings Useful: Listening to Patient's Voices

Date: April 24, 2015
Link: Slides only
Presenter: Pamela Hinds, RN, PhD, FAAN, was the keynote speaker at Research Day 2015: Innovations through Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice. She is the Director of the Department of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes and Co-Director of the Center for Translational Science at Children's National Health System and a Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University. For more than three decades Dr. Hinds has created and led research related to the pediatric cancer experience, quality of life, fatigue and altered sleep during the treatment of pediatric cancers, and end-of-life communication and decision-making. She has published more than 215 peer-reviewed articles.

Creating Posters using PowerPoint

Date: January 5, 2015
Link: PowerPoint/Audio and handouts
Slides: Google slides
Presenters: Megan Kocher and Amy Nesser, University of Minnesota Libraries
Description: Poster design basics principles such as font, color, and 'white space' are presented along with links to poster templates, Creative Commons-licensed images, and other valuable image resources. The PowerPoint/Audio of the presentation demonstrates the actual poster creation process in PowerPoint.