• When: Sep 6, 2017 - 8:00am - 5:15pm

    Location: Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library, DHMC

    Description: The Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries, the Feldberg Library, and Dartmouth GrantGPS are pleased to sponsor the Bioengineering Grant Writer's Retreat.

    The retreat will be held for TWO DAYS, September 6 (8:00am- 5:15pm) and September 7 (9:00am- 5:00pm), at the Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library at DHMC.

    This retreat is intended for researchers in the process of writing an NIH grant application with a focus on engineering. It will include structured programming in a small-group setting along with protected time for participants to focus on writing their grant. It is expected that participants attend both days of the retreat.

    Participants will receive the following:

    • Seminars on successful proposal writing
    • Group feedback on Specific Aims
    • Individual feedback on proposal from a grant writing specialist
    • Peer feedback sessions
    • Protected writing time
    • Consultations on literature searching, NIH public access policy compliance, citation management
    Full program details can be found Here

    Selected applicants will be required to submit a one-page draft of their Specific Aims section two weeks in advance of the retreat.

    The application period is now open. Participation is limited to ten people.

    Who Should Attend?: Anyone in the process of preparing an NIH grant with a focus on engineering.

    Cost: Thanks to generous support from Dartmouth Grant GPS, there is no fee for participants.

    Application Deadline: July 14, 2017 by 11:59PM

    How to Apply: This is a competitive application process. A professionally diverse cohort will be selected from the applicants.

    Participants will be selected in order to maximize their ability to learn from and with each other. Please apply Here.

    You will be notified by August 4 if you have been selected to participate. Selected participants will be required to submit a one-page draft of their Specific Aims section two weeks in advance of the retreat.

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  • When: Sep 13, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Location: (Webinar Only: RSVP for webinar details: )

    Description: Atlas Rate Generator
    Presentation and Demonstration by: David Goodman, MD, MS
    Date: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017
    Time: 12:00 -- 1:00 PM
    RSVP for webinar details:

    SYNERGY's Center for Translational Population Research (CTPR) and The Dartmouth Institute (TDI) have developed a new resource for claims data research: the Atlas Rate Generator (ARG). The ARG allows investigators to obtain cross-sectional rates of Medicare data efficiently, rapidly, and at a low cost.

    ARG "rate runs" are covered under TDI's existing CMS data use agreement and are run using sophisticated SAS code macros to efficiently produce cross-sectional overall and regional "Atlas" health services use rates. This makes the ARG an ideal resource for researchers and others needing to validate or pilot research hypotheses or for policymakers and media in need of custom rate measurements.

    The presentation will provide an introduction to the data and codes, explain the research advantages and capabilities of the tool, and demonstrate how to make a request and use the resulting data for research.

    The seminar will be conducted by David Goodman, MD, MS, Professor of Pediatrics, of Community & Family Medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute. Dr. Goodman leads and mentors a wide range of projects investigating the causes and consequences of variation in health care capacity and utilization.

    The ARG webinars are conducted monthly on the second Wednesday of each month from 12pm-1pm.

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