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  • November 2, 2022, 2:00-3:15PM, Writing a Competitive ApplicationTraining presented by the NIH Grant Writing Webinar Series for Institutions Building Research and Research Training Capacity

This is part three of a three-part webinar series designed for faculty and sponsored programs/ research development personnel at institutions building research and research training capacity. During the webinars, we will share suggestions for navigating the process of seeking NIH funding. You will also learn considerations for determining research idea and grant writing readiness, selecting opportunities to apply for, effectively writing your grant application and seeking appropriate feedback.

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This webinar will provide CUNY graduate students with information on funding opportunities that are available for them from Federal agencies and philanthropic nonprofit organizations. Students will be exposed to databases with information on funding opportunities where they can search for announcements in their specific area of research. The webinar will also address key questions that need to be answered in developing a competitive proposal. Strategies will be discussed on how and what should be included in a proposal to make it an effective and persuasive write-up for submission to external funding organizations. Tips and advice will be provided on how to maximize a student’s chance for receiving an award and avoiding a declination. Most funding organizations use a merit review process which plays an important role in deciding how awards are made. This process will be defined and discussed during the webinar presentation so that students are familiar with how their proposals will be evaluated after they are submitted to the external sponsor. Presenters will be: John Tsapogas, Director, RFCUNY-APPS and Josh Brumberg, Dean for the Sciences, CUNY Graduate Center.

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This workshop will cover key information about copyright, fair use, and the public domain, and look at how copyright law both complicates and facilitates scholarship. Topics will include: What kinds of works are covered by copyright? What rights are included in copyright, and who holds those rights? How long does copyright last? What is the public domain, and how do works become part of it? What is fair use, why does it exist, and how can you determine if a use is fair? How have court cases changed what qualifies as fair use, and what are the implications of those cases for scholarship?

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This workshop will introduce the idea of Open Access Publishing and Institutional Repositories. We will talk about how you can use these tools to both publish and publicize your own research, and also how you can use them to find work that other scholars have made available.

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Through MCA, the NSF is seeking to fund mid-career scientists who wish to substantively advance their research program and career trajectory. A primary objective of this program is to ensure that scientists and engineers remain engaged and active in cutting-edge research at a critical career stage replete with constraints on time that can impinge on research productivity, retention, and career advancement. Thus, by (re)-investing in mid-career researchers, NSF hopes to enable a more diverse scientific workforce (more women, persons with disabilities, and individuals from groups that have been underrepresented) at high academic rank. The MCA provides protected time and resources to overcome existing constraints and enable advancements in creativity and productivity. Projects that envision new insights on existing problems or identify new problems made accessible with cutting-edge methodology or expertise from other fields are encouraged. MCA also seeks to fosters innovation by supporting synergistic and mutually beneficial partnerships to catalyze convergence across different disciplines. Scientists at the mid-career stage, post-tenure, are freer than their more junior colleagues to pursue bold and innovative research ideas, but at the same time are often more constrained due to increased service and teaching responsibilities that can hamper scientific productivity. Support from this program is expected to help lift these constraints and reduce workload inequities.
Presenters will be: John Tsapogas, Director, RFCUNY-APPS. Training presented as part of the RFCUNY Brown Bag Series.

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The Research Foundation of CUNY (RFCUNY) will be hosting virtual presentations on the below dates via Go To Meeting. RFCUNY will be sending out email reminders approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of the Seminar which will include a link to the Go To Meeting. Please try to attend one of the below sessions if you are interested in applying to the program.

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An innovative workshop providing basic scientists with the essentials to conduct translational cancer research, including how to adapt basic studies for maximum clinical impact, working with industry partners, and navigating regulatory issues in translational science. Application deadline: April 26, 2022    

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When you publish a journal article, you sign a copyright agreement. Do you know what you’re agreeing to when you sign it? Different journals have different policies: Some journals require you to relinquish your copyright. (You then have to ask permission or even pay to share your article with students and colleagues!) Some journals allow you to retain some rights (e.g., the right to post online). Some journals leave copyright in your hands. (You simply give the journal a non-exclusive license to publish the article.) How can you find out a journal’s policy? How can you negotiate your contract to make the most of your rights as a scholar, researcher, and author? Come learn how to preserve your rights to reproduce, distribute, and display the work you create.

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  • April 27, 2022 • 12:00 – 1:00 PM, NIH Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) Program and Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program Training provided by NIH

The goal of the both U-RISE and MARC program is to develop a diverse pool of undergraduates who complete their baccalaureate degree, and transition into and complete biomedical, research-focused higher degree programs (e.g., Ph.D.  or M.D./Ph.D.). Training grants offset the cost of stipends, tuition and fees, and training-related expenses, including health insurance, for the appointed trainees in accordance with the approved NIH support levels. Training grants are usually awarded for five years and are renewable.

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  • April 18, 2022 • 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Science Workshop Series – Evaluating Journals and Avoiding Predatory Publishers

This workshop will help researchers, writers, and students think about evaluating the relative quality and credibility of journals and publishers. This is an essential skill for anyone creating or consuming any scientific writing.

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  • April 13, 2022 • 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Grants & Funding

Curious how to get started looking for grants, fellowships, and other forms of funding? We’ll talk about the Foundation Directory Online, Pivot, and Grantforward – three excellent databases that provide inroads to identifying funding sources for students, faculty, and for organizations. Bring your questions, and we’ll get started with some active searches for your needs.

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  • April 6, 2022 • 12:00 – 1:00 PM, What are Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Fees or Indirect Costs (IDC)? What They Do and Why Do They Matter?

This webinar presents information on Indirect Cost Rates for CUNY Federally sponsored projects. We will discuss the reasons why indirect cost rates exist, the history of indirect cost rates in higher education, who establishes indirect cost rates, the process for establishing these rates at individual colleges, and the differences in indirect cost rates at Federal agencies. The webinar will try to dispel myths about indirect cost rates, how they are computed, and who benefits from them. Link to register

  • March 4, 2022 • 1:00 – 2:00PM, Grants & Funding Training provided by CUNY Graduate Center Mina Rees Library

Curious how to get started looking for grants, fellowships, and other forms of funding? We’ll talk about the Foundation Directory Online, Pivot, and Grantforward – three excellent databases that provide inroads to identifying funding sources for students, faculty, and for organizations. Bring your questions, and we’ll get started with some active searches for your needs.

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  • February 9, 2022 • 12:00 – 1:00 PM, NIH Bridges to the Baccalaureate Research Training Training provided by NIH

The Bridges to the Baccalaureate Research Training Program provides support to eligible, domestic institutions to develop and implement effective, evidence-informed approaches to biomedical research training and mentoring that will keep pace with the rapid evolution of the research enterprise. The Bridges to Baccalaureate Research Training Program requires strong partnerships between community colleges (or two-year colleges) and four-year baccalaureate degree granting institutions. One partner must be an institution that offers the associate degree as the highest science degree. The other institution must be a college or university granting baccalaureate degrees in disciplines relevant to the biomedical sciences.

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  • February 23, 2022 • 12:00 – 1:00 PM, NSF Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions Training provided by NSF

The Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) funding opportunities support research by faculty members at predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs). RUI proposals support PUI faculty in research that engages them in their professional field(s), builds capacity for research at their home institution, and supports the integration of research and undergraduate education. ROAs similarly support PUI faculty research, but these awards typically allow faculty to work as visiting scientists at research-intensive organizations where they collaborate with other NSF-supported investigators.

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  • November 10, 2021 • 12-1PM, RFCUNY Brown Bag Research Webinars: NSF-Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Grants- Training provided by NSF Alliance

AGEP seeks to build on research and literature concerning racial and ethnic equity in order to increase the number of historically underrepresented minority faculty in STEM. Furthering the AGEP goal requires advancing knowledge about new academic STEM career pathway models, and about evidence-based systemic or institutional change initiatives to promote equity and the professional advancement of the AGEP populations who are pursuing, entering, and continuing in non-tenure and tenure-track STEM faculty positions.

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  • November 4 – 5, 2021, Synthetic Biology ConsortiumTraining provided by NIH

The 2021 Synthetic Biology Consortium Meeting is scheduled for November 4-5, 2021 and will be held virtually. The Synthetic Biology Consortium meets annually to facilitate important discussions focused on synthetic biology and cultivate a culture of synthetic biology research at the NIH. The 2021 Synthetic Biology Consortium Meeting will build upon what was started at the first annual meeting by continuing to facilitate networking and collaboration among synthetic biology investigators. Attendees can use this meeting to collaborate with each other on current topics in synthetic biology and engage with NIH program directors. Also, the 2021 meeting will focus on deploying synthetic biology technologies for medical impact by connecting researchers with staff at the FDA to discuss translating synthetic biology research into clinical settings.

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  • October 6, 2021 • 12:00 – 1:00 PM, RFCUNY Brown Bag Research Webinars: NIH Support for Research Excellence (SuRE) and SuRE First Grants Training provided by NIH

The SuRE and SuRE First programs are research capacity building programs designed to develop and sustain research excellence in U.S. higher education institutions that receive limited NIH research support and serve students from groups underrepresented in biomedical research. The emphasis is on providing students with research opportunities and enriching the research environment at the applicant institutions. SuRE awards provide research grant support for faculty investigators who have prior experience in leading externally funded independent research but are not currently funded by any NIH Research Project Grants. SuRE- First awards support research grants for faculty investigators who have not had prior independent external research grants.

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  • October 1, 2021 • 1:00 – 2:00 PM, BC IRB Manager TrainingTraining provided by Office of Research Compliance

As many know, CUNY has phased out of the IDEATE protocol and transitioned to IRB Manager. BC faculty training will be offered by the Office of Research Compliance.

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This boot camp is intended for research active CUNY faculty who have not yet previously written & submitted a grant proposal to a federal funding agency; PIs with NIH funding who would like to learn how to reframe their research to fit NSF; and CUNY tenure track assistant professors who plan to apply for the ASRC’s NSF CAREER Bootcamp in 2022 and have not been the PI on a prior positively reviewed NSF proposal (not necessarily funded) and/or need to start conceptualizing their research and objectives.

Groups will meet the weeks of October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 1, 8, 15, 29; and December 6.

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  • September 13-14, 2021 NIH Virtual Workshop on Broadening Cloud Computing Usage in Biomedical Research – Training provided by NIH

To gain insight into barriers toward equitable access to cloud resources,  ODSSNIGMSNIMHDCIT will hold a virtual workshop to bring students, faculty, and researchers from universities and colleges within the IDeA-eligible statesResearch Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMIs), and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), and representatives from funding agencies together to explore the needs, challenges and opportunities of cloud computing in these institutions.

There are limited seats in the breakout sessions, so please register before 11:59 pm on September 8th, 2021, in order to be considered to attend a breakout session.

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This is a three-day career and grant interactive workshop that focuses on grantwriting for NSF and NIH grants. The workshop is structured with working sessions on idea development and a session on how to identify and recruit a potential mentor. The registration fee will be $50, and participants will receive a workbook (mailed directly to you) to use for reference during and outside the workshop.  – Registration Deadline: 09 Jul 2021

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Join NIAAA, NIBIB, NIDCR, NIDA, NIEHS, and NINDS to learn more about putting together an application for the NIH Summer Research Education Experience Program (R25) PAR-21-168. The webinar will go through the requirements in the funding opportunity announcement and answer questions from the audience.

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  • July 06 – July 07, 2021 • 8:30 – 5:00 pm, 2021 Annual Common Fund Glycoscience Program All Hands Meeting Training provided by NIH 

The NIH Common Fund Glycoscience Program is focused on creating new methodologies, tools, and technologies (MTTs) to study glycans. The MTTs developed are expected to be easily adapted by the broader biomedical research community. Achieving this goal is expected to allow investigators to fully explore the roles of carbohydrates in relevant biological models, pathways, and/or diseases of interest, rather than abandon such discovery due to a lack of tools or expertise. Initiatives of this program have been designed to encourage new strategies and high-risk approaches for methods and tool development with subsequent rapid transition of successful projects to commercialization. This is the annual meeting of participating investigators in this program.

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  • June 29, 2021 • 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Technical Assistance Webinar for “Minority Leaders Development Program–  Training provided by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services administers grant programs to support projects that implement innovative models to improve minority health and reduce health disparities.

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  • June 4, 2021 • 12:00 – 1:00 PM Boosting Your Scholarly Profile OnlineTraining provided by CUNY (Office of Research)

This webinar will support faculty researchers to take control of their online presence by creating a scholarly profile and ensuring that the people that find their work, can read their work. Faculty will learn to effectively share and promote their work online using tools such as CUNY Academic Works, Google Scholar Profiles, and CUNY Academic Commons.

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  • June 2 – August 18, 2021, [Wednesdays], Brooklyn College Summer 2021 Writing & Research Boot Camp Training provided by Brooklyn College, CUNY

This 10-week series is designed to help you structure your research and writing time with the support and accountability of your colleagues. The kick-off session is Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Please register as soon as possible so we can get everything prepared for you.

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This two-day virtual workshop hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) and sponsored by NIH, aims to inform implementation strategies for the new NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing. This event may explore challenges and opportunities for researchers, institutions, and funders in establishing effective data management and sharing practices. Workshop presentations and discussions may examine strategies, resources, and promising practices for developing and evaluating data management and sharing plans. Participants may also discuss how researchers can effectively share scientific data over the course of the data life cycle.

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  • April 2, 2021 • 12:00 pm – 1:00PM, Grant Prospecting Strategies and Resources – Training provided by The Graduate Center, CUNY

This workshop will present the basics of using Pivot, Grant Forward and the Foundation Directory. Presenters: Kate Angell (Adjunct Reference Librarian) and Elvis Bakaitis (Interim Head of Reference). An excellent introduction to search strategies, including how to set up individualized email alerts for grant opportunities, as well as a research profile.

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  • March 25, 2021 3:00PM – 4:30PM – Intersectionality of Obesity, Cancer, Health Disparities, and Population/Community-Based/Behavioral ResearchTraining provided by The National Cancer Institute

This is the fourth webinar of a National Cancer Institute sponsored series that focuses on enhancing understanding of the intersection of cancer, obesity and disparities within racially-ethnically diverse populations. The initial webinar provided an overview of the intersection between cancer, obesity and disparities framed around a central question, “Why are obese individuals from underserved, racial/ethnically diverse backgrounds at high-risk for cancer?” This webinar will address the intersectionality of obesity, cancer and population/community-based/behavioral research.

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  • March 23, 2021 – March 25, 2021,  University of Kentucky Interactive Mentoring to Enhance Research Skills (IMERS) – Training provided by the University of Kentucky

Join on March 23 – 25 for a focused virtual workshop that will delve into key pre-submission considerations for your next NIH grant application. Details for this event are outlined on this printable flyer. Individual sessions for this event will not be recorded and disseminated for asynchronous viewing, so please plan to join for the live events. – Registration Deadline: 18 Feb 2021

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  • March 22, 2021 • 2:00PM – 3:00 PM, Open Access Publishing and Repository Use – Training provided by The Graduate Center, CUNY

This CUNY workshop will introduce the idea of Open Access Publishing and Institutional Repositories. We will talk about how you can use these tools to both publish and publicize your own research, and also how you can use them to find work that other scholars have made available. This workshop is part of the Graduate Center Science Research Workshop Series.

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  • March 17, 2021 • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Data Management Plans for Grant Applications – Training provided by The Graduate Center, CUNY

In this workshop we will cover: What is research data? Why share your data? How to write a data management plan for your grant proposal or paper. Data management plans are required in most grant applications these days. We’ll provide a DMP checklist and a good sample to learn from.

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  • March 17 -18, 2021  NSF/CHE Early Career Investigator Workshop Training provided by Kelly Chacon of Reed College and Steven Townsend of Vanderbilt University

Professors Kelly Chacon of Reed College and Steven Townsend of Vanderbilt University are organizing a workshop that seeks to provide new chemistry faculty with insight into the proposal writing and review process so that they can identify and develop strong research, education and outreach activities. The participants will engage in mock panels, research presentations, and other activities designed to provide them with a better understanding of how to put together a research plan that is ambitious, yet realistic and compelling. Broader impact criteria will also be discussed including educational activities, outreach, broadening participation and longer term application to societal problems.

Application submission window 03/08/21 – 03/29/21

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  • March 15, 2021 • 12:00PM – 1:00 PM Cancer and Aging: Targeting Aging to Transform Human HealthTraining provided by The National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) will host two experts who will describe interventions to address cancer and treatment-related aging using a cells-to- society perspective. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session. Nathan LeBrasseur, PT, PhD, Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic, will present “Targeting Senescent Cells for the Rigors of Aging.” Jessica Scott, PhD, Assistant Member of Exercise Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, “From Spaceflight to Cancer Therapy: Exercise to Modulate Accelerated Aging.”

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The 9th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research will be held virtually, over 2 days, as a satellite meeting to the 12th Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Global Health Conference. The Symposium is brought to you by US National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health, CUGH, Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), and is free to attend. With the theme of looking back and charting a path forward, the objectives of this virtual symposium are to: (1) Provide a venue for the global oncology research community to exchange information to identify potential areas for collaboration; (2) Develop strategic priorities for advancing the field of global oncology; (3) Share initiatives that are reducing the burden of cancer in low resource settings. View the agenda for details about planned sessions and events.

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  • March 5, 2021 • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Grants & Funding: An Introduction –Training provided by The Graduate Center, CUNY

Join us for an illuminating workshop about the intricacies of applying and seeking grants and other forms of funding. We’ll cover the grants databases Pivot, Grantforward, and Candid/Foundation Center suite of search tools, as presented by librarians Kate Angell and Elvis Bakaitis. Additionally, this workshop will be co-hosted by Dr. Edith Gonzalez, Executive Director of Research and Sponsored Programs. This is the perfect opportunity to ask questions and learn how to get started.

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  • March 5, 2021 • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Budgeting for Federal Agency Grants – Training provided by CUNY Office of Research

This webinar will provide faculty a better understanding of how to develop pre-award budgets costs to reflect the funding needed to carry out their proposed projects. Presenters: Melissa Lazo (Associate Director, Sponsored Programs, ASRC) and Poline Papoulis (Director, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, Queens College). [This Webinar is hosted by the CUNY Office of Research, but the Mina Rees Library is pleased to share the opportunity more widely].

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Stigma plays a fundamental role in generating and perpetuating health inequities globally. Although emerging research shows that drivers of stigma are similar across health conditions and populations, stigma research is often siloed, hindering researchers’ capacities to build upon progress made across disciplines, develop novel cross-cutting approaches for stigma mitigation, investigate intersectional stigma, and address the lived experiences of people who face multiple stigmas based on their health, gender, sexuality and/or social identities. It is critical that future research be designed and conducted to account for intersectionality, varied contexts, specific ethical challenges, community needs, and practices that might further stigmatize.

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The Leadership Alliance offers the opportunity to join a grant writing coaching group that will support that grant writing process with coaching from experts in the NIH grant writing process, as well as peer feedback from other grant writers in the groups. The coaching groups begin in the summer with an intensive workshop focused on the specific aims page of your application and continues through the academic year with group feedback sessions until grants are submitted.

These information sessions will go over the application process, the program calendar, and what to expect from the program. Register for an information session here.

This February Science Op-ed Writing Bootcamp from the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) will take you through the elements of creating a compelling opinion piece that informs and helps the public take actions to ensure that science improves their lives and the planet.

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  • February 05, 2021 • 12- 1PM, Public and Open Access Mandates from Funders – Training provided by CUNY (Office of Research)

This CUNY Funding Fridays webinar will support faculty researchers to comply with public and open access mandates from federal and private funders, addressing the fundamentals of open access, key issues to include in grant proposals, and tools to support compliance.

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  • February 04, 2021 • 3:00 – 4:00PM, Perspectives on the intersection of Implementation Science and Epidemiology – Training provided by CUNY The Graduate Center and Lehman College

This session highlights intersections between epidemiology and implementation science, exploring the mutual benefit of fields coming together. This webinar will offer conceptual and empirical connections for epidemiologists not well versed in IS and encourage those working in IS to consider how epidemiology can complement their work as they strive to form teams of diverse and complementary expertise.

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