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Accessing and Implementing Free Virtual Simulations for Nursing Education: The Virtu-WIL Collection

Sim-Canada is offering a free webinar on Monday, January 30, 2023 at 12 PM, as well as 137 free virtual simulations to implement in nursing courses. The webinar structure will include a 25-minute presentation followed by 25 minutes for questions and answers. Please register by Friday, January 27 to ensure access.

Virtu-WIL is a Canadian national project to develop and implement virtual (screen-based) simulations to support healthcare education in Canada. From Phase 1, 137 free virtual simulations are now available to support educators. In this webinar, learn about the background and development process of the simulations, how to access them, and practical tips and idea for how to implement them in nursing curricula.


Free Virtual NIH Grants Conference

Experience the NIH Grants Conference, Wednesday, February 1 – Thursday, February 2. This free conference brings hundreds of NIH experts, Research Administrators, Researchers, Grant Writers, PostDocs, Trainees, and others in the research community. This two-day, virtual event boasts:

  • 25 Sessions with live Q&A
  • 45 NIH Institute and Office Exhibitors
  • NIH Program, Grants Management, Review, & Policy Officials
  • 1:1 Meet the Experts chats
  • Peer-to-Peer Networking opportunities
  • Downloadable resources

To access valuable NIH grant resources, learn more about the conference and register, please visit the NIH grants conference Web site.


FORS Series: How Do I Choose the Right Assessment Tools for My Human Research Studies? Co-Sponsored by the Forum on Research and Scholarship (FORS) and ORI

Join us via zoom on Thursday, February 2, 12:30–1:30 PM, as Faina Linkov, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Health Management Systems, John G. Rangos Sr. School of Health Science presents. As researchers, we are oftentimes struggling with identifying and/or creating surveys and other assessment tools for our human subject studies. Should I create a new tool or use an existing one? What is the best way to me find existing tools? In this lecture, we will be talking about how we can “stand on the shoulders of giants” to recycle and repurpose existing tools instead of recreating the wheel when we develop our surveys. Approaches for improving your publishing opportunities for survey research studies will also be discussed.  


Writing Productivity Hacks: Writing Strategies to Get You Employed, Tenured and Promoted

On Wednesday, February 8, 12-12:30 PM, the writing center and the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) will co-sponsor a 30-minute Webinar. Please use the CTE site to register.

As academics well know, publishing research-writing is the key to employment, tenure, and promotion. Yet, it can be difficult to publish when other demands take you away from writing. How do you achieve the writing thresholds necessary to get a job, earn tenure, and be promoted? In this workshop, faculty and graduate students will learn writing productivity hacks to help them achieve writing goals. They will leave with strategies for time and project management to get and keep publishing.


Working With a Biostatistical Consultant Co-sponsored by the Forum on Research and Scholarship (FORS) and ORI

Join us via zoom, Wednesday, March 29, 1-2 PM, as Ariel Shensa, Ph.D., MA, Assistant Professor, John G. Rangos Sr. School of Health Sciences leads a discussion on working with a biostatistician as an academic researcher. This presentation will include tips for successful collaborations and common and avoidable pitfalls. An informal conversation and opportunity for questions and answers.


FORS: Open Forum with Associate Dean for Research

Join us on Wednesday, April 5, 12-1 PM via zoom. This session designed for an open exchange of ideas and information about research in the SON. Come share your questions, concerns and kudos!


FORS: Write-In

Via a virtual writing session on Wednesday, April 19, 12-1 PM, we’ll share accountability and productivity over the lunch hour.