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Spring 2017 Workshop Schedule

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) is offering the following workshops free of charge to UMB faculty, staff and students; and UMMC staff during the 2017 Spring Semester.

All in-person workshops will be held in one of the three computer classrooms located on the Lower Level of the library. Registrants for an online workshop will receive an email containing instructions for joining the session online.

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

If you are interested in a topic but cannot attend our scheduled workshops, be sure to check out our complete list of On Demand Workshops. You can request On Demand Workshops for yourself individually or with a group of your colleagues.

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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

April 27, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor : JP Courneya   

This workshop will address copyright issues faced by academic instructors. We will discuss the basics of copyright law, when materials can be freely used for educational purposes, and when you are required to obtain copyright permission. Methods for retaining rights as an author will also be covered.

April 20, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Ryan Harris   
 Can't make it?  Request another time!

Funding agencies are increasingly requiring researchers to submit a data management plan alongside their grant application. Data management plans are typically an outline of what researches will do with data both during a project and after. The DMPTool can help researchers create data management plans by saving time and helping to easily meet funder requirements. In this workshop you will be walked through the DMPTool to learn from existing plans and create new plans. The DMPTool supports all major funders and is updated when funders release new requirements.

February 14, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
March 07, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
 Can't make it?  Request another time!

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.

February 15, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Ryan Harris   
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Get organized and avoid a “data disaster”! If you manage data as part of research, this workshop provides basic strategies for effectively managing research data to ensure its organization and accessibility. Topics covered include: Best practices for managing data, grant requirements for data management and sharing, standards for file naming and structure, and strategies for storing data during research and preserving it for the future.

February 16, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
March 16, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : JP Courneya   
April 04, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Katherine Downton   

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.

March 03, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
March 30, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
April 12, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
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.

February 06, 2017
01:00 PM to 02:00 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 and PubMed databases 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!

February 08, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Online)
Instructor : Emilie Ludeman   

In this workshop you will learn how to effectively use Google Scholar, Advanced Google Search, Google Books and more. Participants will learn more effective methods for searching Google which may be of particular benefit to students and professionals who may not always be at academic institutions with access to databases.

April 19, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Dorothy Terry   

Google has many more features than just searching the Internet. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to learn about and set up a Google account, create Google Alerts, learn how to create, share and collaborate with Google Drive, locate scholarly literature with Google Scholar, search for Images effectively, and utilize the advanced Google search feature.

March 15, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Dorothy Terry   
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Want to improve your communication with patients whose native language is not English? In this workshop you will learn about patient education resources, including medical information available in other languages. This workshop will also examine the effect utilizing these resources can have on patient compliance and improved health.

April 25, 2017
12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Mary Ann Williams   

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.

January 19, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
February 09, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
March 01, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
March 17, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
March 31, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
April 19, 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.

January 17, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
February 07, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
February 15, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
February 23, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
February 27, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
March 10, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
March 16, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
March 29, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
April 04, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
April 11, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
April 20, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
 Can't make it?  Request another time!

R is an open source statistical software platform that provides a wide range of data analysis and capabilities. It is similar to other software such as SAS and Python, but is more powerful than Excel. This introductory workshop will cover the basics of using R, look at R's plugin ecosystem, and perform common analyses and visualizations on practice data sets. This workshop is intended for beginners who have never used R, those who need to clean, process, analyze, or visualize data, and programmers who are new to R.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptop. Those who do should install R and RStudio beforehand. See the installation section of our guide on R for installation instructions.

February 24, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
March 15, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
April 18, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
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Image J is open-source software used for scientific image processing and analysis. This workshop will explain how to get set up with the software and its features. Workshop participants will go through, step-by-step and learn how to use the software interface. Using the software, participants will analyze a gel to determine the relative band intensity, a routine practice in the lab.

March 02, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor : JP Courneya   

This workshop introduces command line tools to manage genomic data for people who are new to the command line. In this workshop attendees will learn basic commands to manage files and folders, search across large files quickly to find information, and practice with real genomic data.

February 08, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor : JP Courneya   
April 14, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor : JP Courneya   

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.

April 06, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Andrea Shipper   
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Having trouble with putting together a poster presentation for a class assignment or conference? This workshop will provide you with some assistance. In this workshop basic information about developing poster content will be discussed. Additionally we will spend time showing you how to format a PowerPoint slide so it can be used for a poster and discuss ways that will help you design an effective poster.

March 29, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Ryan Harris   

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.

February 22, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor : Andrea Shipper   
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RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that can save you time and ease your workload. RefWorks is free to all UMB, Faculty, Students, and Staff. In this workshop you will create an account, learn how to import citations into your account, and learn how to automatically insert in-text citations and build bibliographies.

February 09, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Ryan Harris   
March 09, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Ryan Harris   
April 12, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Andrea Shipper   
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The Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) is the NCBI tool for finding regions of similarity between biological sequences. The program compares nucleotide or protein sequences to sequence databases and calculates the statistical significance of matches. This workshop which will be mainly hands-on will teach you to use BLAST’s search programs for nucleotide and protein, setting parameters, interpreting search results, and linking out to NCBI content related to searches performed. We will also cover setting up a MyNCBI account. This course is open to anyone interested in learning to use BLAST but previous familiarity working with biological sequences is encouraged.

April 18, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor : JP Courneya   

GitHub is a web service that provides authors control of their work history and makes sharing and publishing information online easy. In this workshop you will learn to use GitHub to solve problems like struggling with clumsy file-naming conventions for documents that change over time, or keeping track of updates to multiple files by multiple team members. You will also learn to use GitHub for finding and sharing information, and to publish a personal academic portfolio (so bring a selfie if you have one!).

February 21, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
March 08, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
April 06, 2017
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor : Brian Zelip   
 Can't make it?  Request another time!