Upcoming Classes

July 25
2018
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

PubMed:Basic to Advanced Techniques

Instructor(s):
Michelle  Bass, PhD, MSI
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.
July 26
2018
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Biomedical Research Toolkit

Instructor(s):
James Liu, MLS
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
August 1
2018
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Architectural History Walking Tour

Instructor(s):
Drew Bourn, PhD, MLIS, MTS
Take an architectural history walking tour of the School of Medicine. The tour traces the school's history from 1850s San Francisco to present-day Palo Alto, and highlights some of the artistic and design choices that have resulted in the school's current built environment. Tours begin at the flagpole between the ... More
August 15
2018
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Finding Funding

Instructor(s):
Michelle  Bass, PhD, MSI
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

Analyzing and Visualizing Data with MATLAB

Instructor(s):
Mehernaz Savai
This introductory seminar is intended for beginning users and those looking for a review. No prior programming experience or knowledge of MATLAB is assumed.  MATLAB is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numerical computation. Using MATLAB, you can solve technical computing problems faster and easier than ... More

Bio-Medical Image Processing with MATLAB

Instructor(s):
MATLAB provides the tools for analyzing and visualizing medical images and for developing advanced imaging algorithms used in a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic medical applications.    This session will be particularly valuable for anyone interested in using MATLAB to process, visualize, and quantify biomedical imagery.  Rather than focus on extracting ... More
August 21
2018
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Cool Tools for Teachers: Nearpod and Poll Anywhere

Instructor(s):
Erfan Mojaddam
Engage your learners during presentations and give every attendee a voice using Nearpod and Poll Anywhere. This will be a hands-on session using two active learning tools: Nearpod and Poll Everywhere. The session will cover polling, real-time assessments, and interactive presentations. Interested Attendees will receive a Nearpod and Poll Everywhere ... More
August 22
2018
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

PubMed:Basic to Advanced Techniques

Instructor(s):
John Borghi, PhD
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.
August 23
2018
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Introduction to Bayesian Analysis Using STATA

Instructor(s):
Chuck Huber
Bayesian analysis has become a popular tool for many statistical applications.  Yet many data analysts have little training in the theory of Bayesian analysis and software used to fit Bayesian models.  This talk will provide an intuitive introduction to the concepts of Bayesian analysis and demonstrate how to fit Bayesian ... More
August 23
2018
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

STATA for Clinicians

Instructor(s):
Chuck Huber
Stata is a common statistical software package that is used to analyze large datasets. This workshop will introduce participants to a variety of basic Stata operations, such as importing and cleaning data, generating and visualizing descriptive statistics, and running and interpreting common statistical tests such as t-tests and chi-squared tests. ... More
August 24
2018
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

STATA: Causal Inference for Complex Observational Data

Instructor(s):
Chuck Huber
Observational data often have issues which present challenges for the data analyst.  The treatment status or exposure of interest is often not assigned randomly.  Data are sometimes missing not at random (MNAR) which can lead to sample selection bias.  And many statistical models for these data must account for unobserved ... More
August 30
2018
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

EndNote: Basic to Advanced

Instructor(s):
Christopher Stave, MLS
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
September 5
2018
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Biomedical Research Toolkit

Instructor(s):
Nicole Soares
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
September 12
2018
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Architectural History Walking Tour

Instructor(s):
Drew Bourn, PhD, MLIS, MTS
Take an architectural history walking tour of the School of Medicine. The tour traces the school's history from 1850s San Francisco to present-day Palo Alto, and highlights some of the artistic and design choices that have resulted in the school's current built environment. Tours begin at the flagpole between the ... More
September 12
2018
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

EndNote: Basic to Advanced

Instructor(s):
Christopher Stave, MLS
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
September 20
2018
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Literature Reviews Beyond PubMed: Crafting Effective Searches in Other Databases

Instructor(s):
Christopher Stave, MLS
At Stanford, we have access to a remarkable array of research literature databases, many of which contain relevant content not included in PubMed. Unfortunately, it’s not always clear how to identify these alternate databases, much less craft effective strategies for searching them. This session is designed to help Stanford faculty, ... More
September 25
2018
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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

Instructor(s):
Christopher Stave, MLS
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 10
2018
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Architectural History Walking Tour

Instructor(s):
Drew Bourn, PhD, MLIS, MTS
Take an architectural history walking tour of the School of Medicine. The tour traces the school's history from 1850s San Francisco to present-day Palo Alto, and highlights some of the artistic and design choices that have resulted in the school's current built environment. Tours begin at the flagpole between the ... More
November 14
2018
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Architectural History Walking Tour

Instructor(s):
Drew Bourn, PhD, MLIS, MTS
Take an architectural history walking tour of the School of Medicine. The tour traces the school's history from 1850s San Francisco to present-day Palo Alto, and highlights some of the artistic and design choices that have resulted in the school's current built environment. Tours begin at the flagpole between the ... More
December 12
2018
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Architectural History Walking Tour

Instructor(s):
Drew Bourn, PhD, MLIS, MTS
Take an architectural history walking tour of the School of Medicine. The tour traces the school's history from 1850s San Francisco to present-day Palo Alto, and highlights some of the artistic and design choices that have resulted in the school's current built environment. Tours begin at the flagpole between the ... More