Past Classes

August
2018

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, ... All course content
August
2018

Cool Tools for Teachers: Nearpod and Poll Everywhere

Engage your learners during presentations and give every attendee a voice using Nearpod and Poll Everywhere. 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 ... All course content
August
2018

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. All course content
August
2018

Introduction to Bayesian Analysis Using STATA

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 ... All course content
August
2018

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.   Class Handout:EndNote X8 Mac Class Handout:EndNote X8 Windows ... All course content
June
2018

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 ... All course content
June
2018

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 ... All course content
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 ... All course content
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 ... All course content
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 ... All course content
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, ... All course content
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 ... All course content
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 ... All course content
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 ... All course content
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 ... All course content
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 Class Handout ... All course content
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, ... All course content
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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 ... All course content
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 ... All course content
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 ... All course content
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 ... All course content
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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 ... All course content
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 ... All course content