R2G2: Writing Tricks of the Trade
January 17, 2019
Lunch available at 11:45 am; Presentation to follow at noon-1 pm
This Writing Tricks of the Trade R2G2 seminar will provide 3 pragmatic scientific writing techniques to improve the clarity and conciseness of journal manuscripts and grant applications. During the 1-hour interactive workshop, attendees with practice the techniques with short in-class exercises.
About the Speaker: Dr. Michaela Kiernan is a Senior Research Scientist at the Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) at the Stanford University School of Medicine (SOM). She received her PhD in Social/Health Psychology from Yale University. Dr. Kiernan’s research focuses on testing behavioral interventions that promote long-term lifestyle changes and weight management among subgroups at risk; and developing recruitment and retention strategies of underserved groups into clinical trials. Dr. Kiernan served as a reviewer for the AHA Western States Affiliate Behavioral Science, Epidemiology, and Prevention Review Committee (2000-2003), a Standing Member of the NIH Psychosocial Risk and Disease Prevention (PDRP) Study Section (2009-2012) and is currently a Standing Member (Aug 2014-present) and Co-Chair of the NIH PRDP Member Conflict Study Section (Jan 2018-present). In 2002 and 2007, she was awarded the SPRC/Department of Medicine Divisional Teaching Award; in 2009, the Stanford University Postdoctoral Association Excellence in Mentoring Award; and in 2012, the Stanford University Postdoctoral Association Recognition Award for Extraordinary Service for the Advancement of Postdoctoral Fellows. Dr. Kiernan was a consultant for the Stanford Center of Excellence Minority Faculty Development Program (2001-2007), and is currently the Director of the Stanford University School of Medicine Office of Faculty Development and Diversity R01 Countdown Program, an intensive grant writing ‘boot camp’ program for Stanford junior faculty that has generated over $51 million in grant funds for the faculty to date (2013-present).
Route to Getting Grants (R2G2) is a seminar series specially designed for junior faculty (target audience is Instructors or Faculty). Sessions cover all aspects of grant writing, delivered through panel sessions, workshops and focused talks. R2G2 will also provide unique networking opportunities, enabling cross faculty collaborations and multidisciplinary partnerships. R2G2 ensures that junior faculty have all the tools and strategies to lead them to grant success and on to independent research careers.
Mark your Calendar! Upcoming R2G2 events:
March 21, 2019 – Writing Impactful Abstracts
April 18, 2019 – Assembling your team & Asking for Feedback
May 16, 2019 – Importance of collaborations: Implementing Team Science
Jointly sponsored by Stanford Medicine’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford EARTH, and School of Engineering Research Administration.
For faculty and instructors. Postdocs please email Crystal Botham (email@example.com) for permission to attend.