Classes Archive

March
2016

30 Minutes on How to Give a Great 10 Minute Talk: Crafting the Conference Presentation

This talk will focus on how the unique challenges of creating an effective and succinct presentation for scientific conferences. We will focus on how to summarize years of work in a short talk and how to design your content to reach a broader conference audience. At the end of this session, ... More
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August
2013

A Senior PLOS Editor Speaks! Advice on Getting Published in PLOS One and Observations about Trends in Publishing

Challenges: Authors are frequently frustrated with the cycle of rejection at so-called “high impact journals” Increasing the reproducibility and utility of your work to the community at a time when methods sections have become vanishingly small, and retractions seem to be at an all time high The impact factor is a metric that ... More
March
2016

Automating Tasks with the UNIX Shell - Archive

The UNIX shell is a great tool for automating tasks. This workshop will walk you through an example of how to divide up a particular task into its component parts, use shell programs to complete those individual tasks, string together those individual tasks, and then run the entire workflow using ... More
December
2017

Biomedical Research Toolkit

Get all of the following in one session! Essential PubMed tips/tricks in 10 minutes Find out what researchers are saying about your articles with AltMetrics Tips for finding the "seminal" article(s) on a topic When to use other powerful Stanford databases on cost/economics, health policy, medical education, etc.  Best approaches to managing your references, PDFs, ... More
July
2017

Concepts of Next Generation Sequencing

Next generation sequencing has become one of the most popular tools in biomedical research and commercial applications. In this lecture, we will first present a historical view of the next generation sequencing, and highlights the main interventions in different approaches. We will then focus on Illumina sequencing technology, which is ... More
February
2016

Creating a Stunning Scientific Poster -- Best Practices

This course will provide an introduction to some basic principles of graphics design, and how these principles can guide the effective design of a scientific conference poster. At the end of this session, you'll be able to: Implement fundamental principles of graphic design to guide the layout of your poster Navigate the inherent ... More
July
2017

Data Visualization Programs in 60 Minutes: Choose the Right Visual for Your Dataset

This presentation/demo will give an overview of multiple data visualization tools and techniques for displaying data of many types. Data visualization is a crucial part of science communication, presentation quality, and generating impact – learn more what your options are! Objectives: Choose between interactive and non-interactive frameworks, as well as programming-based and ... More
December
2017

EndNote: Basic to Advanced

The first half of the class provides the basics of EndNote, i.e., creating libraries, adding and importing citations, creating groups and smart groups, and generating bibliographies. The second part of the class will focus on PDF importing and management, and customizing bibliography style files. Course Evaluation
August
2016

Enhancing Your Scientific Presence with Social Media Tools - Archive

Scientific outreach is a growing part of a successful scientific career. With the advent of blogging platforms and social media to disseminate scientific content, how can you develop a web presence in the world of science that is meaningful to your audience and your career? Talk through the process of ... More
August
2017

Finding Funding

Learn how to find funding opportunities in a variety of resources, including specialized databases, the NIH website, and internal Stanford School of Medicine resources. Find support for fellowships, research, travel, career transitions, and more. Explore the Resource Management Group (RMG) website, which provides vital information about internal deadlines, budget information, ... More
August
2017

Fundamentals of Creating Figures with Illustrator Part 1

Drawing figures can help your audience understand concepts that are important to you and, if your figure is well designed, it will get reused and spread your ideas even further. This lecture/demo/hands-on session will cover the workflow for creating reusable visual assets for a figure, and how to use various ... More
August
2017

Fundamentals of Creating Figures with Illustrator Part 2

Drawing figures can help your audience understand concepts that are important to you and, if your figure is well designed, it will get reused and spread your ideas even further. This lecture/demo/hands-on session will cover the workflow for creating reusable visual assets for a figure, and how to use various ... More
October
2017

Getting to Know Stanford Medicine Box

 Stanford Medicine Box is a cloud storage solution for organizing files, documents, notes, and more, including resources that include personal health information. In this workshop, we will review Box’s user interface, approved add-on applications to integrate Box into your daily workflow (Box Sync and Box Edit), file formatting and sharing ... More
June
2011

How Journal Editors Decide: Behind the Scenes at Annals of Internal Medicine

In this one-hour session, Dr. Harold Sox will describe how Annals of Internal Medicine evaluated manuscripts, made publishing decisions, and worked with authors to assure transparency and accuracy in their articles. Attendees will gain valuable understanding of how journal editors look at manuscripts and ways in which authors can increase ... More
August
2013

How to Write a Successful NIH Career Development Award (K Award)

One of the greatest challenges in establishing an academic career is bridging the gap between the beginning stages of such a career as a doctoral student, post-doc, or fellow and the subsequent one as a scientist able to contribute to his/her scientific/clinical area.  This gap has been well recognized by ... More
August
2013

How to Write a Successful NIH Individual NRSA Fellowship (F Award, including F30, F31, or F32)

This workshop is targeted to pre- and postdoctoral trainees who are interested in preparing an application for an individual NRSA Fellowship (F Awards). Dr. Mark Roltsch, a former NHLBI Program Officer and Scientific Review Officer, created this workshop to assist young investigators with the development of what most likely is ... More
August
2012

Introduction to R Programming Part 1

This is a two-part series of workshops on "R" programming sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Lane Medical Library. Part I: Dr. Ruau will help troubleshoot problems w/ installation of R on your laptops. By the end of parts I and II, participants will be able to: Interact with R using ... More
August
2012

Introduction to R Programming Part 2

This is a two-part series of workshops on "R" programming sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Lane Medical Library By the end of parts I and II, participants will be able to: Interact with R using commands passed through the console. Import and export data in various formats and transform those ... More
October
2017

Keeping Current: Stay Up to Date with the Latest Biomedical Research

Researchers today confront an enormous and seemingly overwhelming flood of scientific literature, blogs, podcasts, and more . Fortunately, there are some excellent tools that can help you filter and organize the information that best matches your areas of interest. This workshop will provide a close look at: 1) powerful biology/medicine ... More
October
2017

MATLAB: Plotting Publication-ready Figures - Scripts and Tricks from a Stanford Biosciences Postdoc

MATLAB is an incredible tool for analyzing data and generating figures, and it has lots of fans here at the Stanford School of Medicine. Carolina Tropini, a Stanford postdoc in the Sonnenburg Lab, will present a talk on some helpful MATLAB scripts, tips and tricks related to making clear and consistent figures ... More
November
2017

More Than Text: Digital Bioresearch Image & Video Resources

Looking for a video on how to tag macrophages with iron nanoparticles? Want to perform a differential diagnosis of a patient presenting with fever, conjunctival injection, rhinorrhea, and sore throat? Want to refer to a 3D real time anatomical resource?  Lane Medical Library subscribes to a suite of image resources ... More
June
2016

Nuts and Bolts of Copyright for Stanford Educators and Students

The course will: Provide an overview of the key aspects of US copyright law that impact Stanford Review Stanford policies related to copyright and other intellectual property concerns Look at common copyright-related issues for Stanford faculty and students, and provide guidance on how best to address those concerns
March
2016

Optimizing your Presentation Graphics

When used effectively, graphics can significantly enhance a presentation. This lecture/demo will help you optimize presentation graphics. We will start by highlighting best practices when it comes to incorporating pre-existing graphics into your presentation. We will also explore tools and techniques for creating your own reusable presentation graphics in Microsoft ... More
July
2017

Practical Guide to RNA Sequencing

This lecture, following the “Concepts of Next Generation Sequencing”, can be standalone. In this lecture, we will focus on the principles of different RNA-seq preparations, such as polyA+, ribosomal RNA depletion, and strand-specific RNA-seq. We will discuss practical guidance and tips of making RNA-seq libraries. Computational analysis of the sequencing ... More
November
2017

PubMed:Basic to Advanced Techniques

Discover the secrets of effective PubMed searching in this hands-on workshop. Attendees will learn how to use MeSH, Limits, Clinical Queries, Related Articles, My NCBI, and FindIt@Stanford to locate references, download full-text, and create current awareness profiles quickly and easily. Course Evaluation
January
2016

Publishing in Scientific Journals: A "Behind the Scenes" look at the Editorial Process at Cell Press

This workshop will guide attendees through the academic publishing process from manuscript preparation to responding to reviewer comments. Best practices for each element of a research paper will be highlighted. Emphasis will be given to a) how to craft a noticeable cover letter and powerful title and abstract, b) tips ... More
August
2016

Scientific Animations for Your Presentations

Scientific animations can be powerful tools for engaging your audience and conveying "big picture" ideas. This seminar provide an introductory overview to animation styles and software you can use to create animations for your own presentations!  We will cover hand drawn computer animation, stop motion animation and 3D animation with ... More
September
2015

Systematic Reviews: Data Analysis

After a researcher has decided to perform a meta-analysis, an analysis plan would normally be drawn up that can include: how to decide if there is evidence of an effect, estimating the size of the effect, evaluating consistency of results across included studies, and/or the strength of evidence for the ... More
October
2017

Systematic Reviews: Literature Database Selection, Search Strategies & Reference Management

A well-designed literature review is a critical part of any systematic review or meta-analysis. This presentation will expose you to the tools, strategies and expertise necessary for an efficient and comprehensive literature review. The session will cover elements of database selection; effective search strategy development in collaboration with a research ... More
September
2015

Systematic Reviews: Presenting Results, Heterogeneity, and Publication Bias

We will revisit meta-analysis approaches for different types of data, including dichotomous and continuous data using Comprehensive Meta-Analysis Software and RevMan. There are a number of ways to present findings in tables and figures, and we will highlight a few common methods.  This session will also cover how to evaluate ... More
August
2015

Systematic Reviews: Screening Studies for Systematic Reviews Using Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria

Systematic reviews are heavily influenced by the studies that have been identified and included in a review. To help decide which studies to include and which data a reviewer needs, we will discuss transparent methods that should be employed. We will provide a brief introduction to Covidence, a web-based application ... More
February
2016

The Very Best Practices for Presenters

This talk will highlight effective techniques for excellent oral presentations of scientific material. This session is designed to be useful for both the experienced speaker as well as those uncomfortable with public speaking. At the end of this session, you will be able to: Design a better talk— how to find your ... More
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March
2014

Wikipedia Editor Speaks! Editing, Bias, Content Gaps, Project Medicine and more!

Wikipedia, the largest encyclopedia created in human history, is the world's most popular reference work. New research demonstrates it's now the leading source of medical information for patients and health professionals.  In this talk and ensuing discussion, we will explore how Wikipedia, an encyclopedia that anyone can edit and freely ... More
December
2017

Winter Class Schedule coming soon!

We are finalizing the Winter (January - March 2018) classes. We should have the schedule up in the next 5 days. Best, Lane Medical Library
October
2017

Zotero, PaperPile, Mendeley, and EndNote An Overview

Managing references, PDFs and bibliographies are a vital part of virtually every research project. Choosing the right tool, however, can be challenging. This hands-on workshop will introduce attendees to four reference/PDF/bibliography management tools, each with its own special advantages and disadvantages. Which is best for full-text downloading? Which is the ... More

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