TCORS 2.0: Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR)

Upcoming Workshops

An Introduction to the Analysis of Trends and Transitions for Tobacco and Public Health Research
Flyer for An Introduction to the Analysis of Trends and Transitions for Tobacco and Public Health Research
DATE + TIME: Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
LOCATION: Georgetown University Campus, Reiss Science Building (REI 282 computer lab), 1551 Tondorf Rd, Washington, D.C..
DESCRIPTION: CAsToR is pleased to announce this introductory workshop (in person): An Introduction to the Analysis of Trends and Transitions for Tobacco and Public Health Research. This workshop will support non-statisticians in learning about methods for modeling trends and transition analysis. The focus will be on concepts, as well as practical examples and applications. Participants will get practice running example codes on tobacco-related datasets. Interested applicants must plan to attend the entire workshop. A CAsToR certificate of completion will be provided upon completion of the workshop. Who is this workshop for? Tobacco researchers, non-statisticians, non-modelers, students and postdoctoral researchers with background in epidemiology, public health or other health sciences. Federal partners interested in learning more about the analytical approaches covered in this workshop. When and where: The workshop will be held at Georgetown University from Monday, August 15th through Tuesday, August 16th. Registration for this event has closed. Please visit the event webpage for more information.

Recent Workshops

In-Person Writing Retreat
DATE + TIME: Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
SPEAKERS: Dr. Ella August
DESCRIPTION: Who should come?: Early stage investigators, postdocs, people who write, people who enjoy catered lunches. What will I do at the retreat?: You will have protected writing time to work on papers, grants, etc. • 9:30-10am: Discussion of writing barriers and solutions
• 10am-12pm: Protected writing time
• 12-12:30pm: Catered lunch
• 12:30-1pm: Optional art tour of outdoor sculptures on North Campus
• 1-3:45pm: Protected writing time
• 3:45-4pm: Debrief
Can I get writing feedback during the retreat?: Dr. Ella August will be available for consults during protected writing time (in a separate space) Registration is required. Please register by Friday, June 10th, including your dietary preferences for a catered lunch. For more information, please contact Ella August (eaugust@umich.edu) or Molly Coeling (mcoeling@umich).
Oral Presentation Workshop: Prepare for the 2022 SRNT Conference!
DATE + TIME: Fri Feb 25, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
SPEAKERS: Dr. Ella August
DESCRIPTION: In this workshop, you will: • Learn tips on creating an effective presentation using PowerPoint.
• With a partner, give and receive feedback on a PowerPoint slide.
• Learn best practices for delivering effective research presentations, both in person and virtual.
• Have the opportunity to practice part of your presentation and get feedback. The workshop will be held via Zoom on Friday, February 25th, 2022, from 2 to 3:30pm ET. Please email Molly Coeling (mcoeling@umich.edu) for registration link. (mcoeling@umich) for registration link. Participants are asked to submit a draft of slides and/or handouts by February 23rd. A short video will be sent to registrants for viewing prior to the workshop.
Poster Presentation Workshop: Prepare for the 2022 SRNT Conference!
DATE + TIME: Thu Feb 10, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
SPEAKERS: Dr. Ella August
DESCRIPTION: In this workshop, you will: • Be introduced to principles of successful scientific posters.
• Learn tips about presenting posters virtually.
• Review examples with a partner, followed by a group discussion.
• Partner up to give & receive feedback on your poster drafts. The workshop will be held via Zoom on Thursday, February 10th, 2022, from 10 to 11:30am ET. Please email Molly Coeling (mcoeling@umich) for registration link. Participants are asked to submit poster draft by Tuesday, February 8th.
Create an Individual Development Plan
DATE + TIME: Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
SPEAKERS: Dr. Ella August
DESCRIPTION: Kick Off the New Year with a New Game Plan! In this interactive virtual workshop, you will work to create an Individual Development Plan (IDP). An IDP is a communication tool to support setting and reaching professional goals. The IDP covers not only scientific goals but also career goals to support individuals and their mentors in furthering their career development. In this workshop, we will use an IDP template specifically created for tobacco regulatory science researchers to: • Complete a self-assessment (general skills, research methods, key knowledge areas)
• Establish career and research goals
• Create a roadmap to reach your goals
We will ask that you complete a self-assessment form ahead of time, which we will share with registrants at least two weeks prior to the workshop. The workshop will be held via Zoom on Friday, January 28th, 2022, 12-1:30pm ET and is open to CAsToR trainees.. Please email Molly Coeling Molly Coeling (mcoeling@umich) for registration link.
Interactive Peer Review Workshop (Virtual)
DATE + TIME: Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
SPEAKERS: Ella August, PhD and Anam Khan, MPH
DESCRIPTION: The ability to provide high-quality peer review contributes to being a good collaborator, co-author, colleague, journal peer reviewer, and writer. In this workshop: • Increase your skills and confidence in providing feedback to peers on their work. • Practice providing feedback, and receive feedback on a manuscript you’re working on. To participate, you must submit a manuscript in progress (or published article) for peer review by Monday, September 20. We will send you a peer’s manuscript for you to begin to review during the 2 weeks prior to the workshop, along with a short video to guide you. For registration info, contact Molly Coeling (mcoeling@umich).