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Workshop Schedule

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) offers the following workshops free of charge to UMB/UMMC faculty, staff and students.

To register, complete the registration form. Although registration is recommended, walk-ins are welcome.

Workshops are held in one of the library's classrooms located on the lower level. Registrants for an online workshop will receive an email with instructions for joining the session online.

If you are interested in a topic but cannot attend our scheduled workshops, complete this request form to arrange another time to cover the material with a librarian. Consultations can be arranged for individuals or groups. If you are an instructor and would like any of these topics to be covered in a course, contact your school's faculty librarian to arrange a class. 

   CALENDAR VIEW
 

This workshop will inform you about using cloud based biomedical data analysis environments. Hands on instruction will be given for using Galaxy, an open source, web-based platform for data intensive biomedical research. The goal for the workshop is to teach you the ins and outs of using Galaxy. This includes loading data, using genome builds, the tool interface, filtering, sorting, and combining datasets, generating statistics, and Galaxy's History, Workflow and sharing support.

October 10, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor : JP Courneya   

Need a few pointers on getting your presentation "just right"? Want to get your point across quickly, easily, and with little effort? Join us for a session on how to create effective presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. In this class, we explore steps in creating a basic slideshow, including getting started, inserting graphics and hyperlinks, and different methods of saving and presenting. We will also discuss the best methods for presenting visual and text-based information to make a strong impact on your audience.

September 28, 2017
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Patrick Waugh   
 Can't make it?  Request another time!

Get organized and avoid a “data disaster”! This workshop provides basic strategies and best practices for effectively managing research data to ensure its organization and accessibility. Topics covered include: funder and journal requirements for data management and sharing, standards for file naming and structure, resources for data management planning and sharing, and strategies for storing data during research and preserving it for the future.

October 03, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor s : Katherine Downton    Emily Gorman   
November 02, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor s : JP Courneya    Brian Zelip   
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Open ImmPort is a resource for searching and downloading shared biomedical research data funded from NIAID DAIT and DMID, and other NIH and non-government funding agencies. IMMPORT provides flow cytometry data analysis tools and workflow management to researchers and is powered by the Galaxy project. In this workshop Open Immport will be used to analyze flow cytometry data which is publicly available. Some familiarity with the Galaxy user interface is recommended although not required. Workshop participants will go through loading, analyzing and visualizing flow cytometry data.

August 24, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor : JP Courneya   

This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to 3D modeling bone segmentation from a CT scan and preparing the model for 3D printing. The anonymized data and software used in the workshop are all freely available online. Participants will also tour the library's 3D printers in the Innovation Space. No prior experience is necessary.

September 20, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
October 11, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
November 16, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
 Can't make it?  Request another time!

This hands-on workshop is designed for students who would like to find high quality information more efficiently. We will review the basics of searching the CINAHL database and introduce you to RefWorks, a reference management tool.

September 12, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Emilie Ludeman   
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This workshop is designed for students who would like to find high quality information more efficiently. We will review the basics of searching the CINAHL database and introduce you to RefWorks, a reference management tool. Registrants will receive information about how to join the online session. Space is limited so register now!

September 11, 2017
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Online)
Instructor : Emilie Ludeman   

In this workshop you will be introduced 3D modeling. You will learn where to find existing models and how to create a model from scratch. We will measure a small physical object and model it using Tinkercad.com, a free 3D modeling web service. No prior experience or tools are necessary.

September 11, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
October 05, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
November 14, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
 Can't make it?  Request another time!

3D Printing is being quickly adopted in health sciences and healthcare for both educational, research, and clinical purposes. In this workshop you will learn where to find and download 3D model files online and learn the steps to take to ensure that the file can actually be printed including scaling and checking for non-manifold geometry issues. This workshop will also provide an introduction on how to operate the Makerbot Replicator 2X and Afinia H480 3D Printers which can be used at the HS/HSL Innovation Space.

September 05, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
October 16, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
November 01, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
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Are you seeking promotion or tenure? Applying for grant funding? In this workshop, you will learn to use tools like Web of Science and Scopus to measure and evaluate the impact of your research to present to funding agencies and promotion and tenure committees. Topics discussed include journal impact factor, h-index, alternative metrics, and methods for maximizing the impact of your research.

October 04, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Andrea Shipper   
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This class will cover the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database. Topics include basic searching, searching using the MeSH (Medical Subject Heading) database, creating a personal account using MyNCBI, and locating full text articles. We will also cover the Clinical Queries and Systematic Reviews search features. The majority of the class will be dedicated to creating and executing literature searches.

October 11, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Emily Gorman   
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RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that can save you time and ease your workload. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to organize references, build bibliographies and insert citations in your papers as you write. RefWorks is free to all UMB faculty, students and staff.

August 14, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Emilie Ludeman   
September 06, 2017
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Andrea Shipper   
September 21, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Emilie Ludeman   
October 03, 2017
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Emilie Ludeman   
October 16, 2017
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Emilie Ludeman   
 Can't make it?  Request another time!