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Learn How to Communicate Research Statistics

What’s the best way to communicate statistics from your research to non-specialists and the public? Accurate, understandable statistical descriptions are critical. Join Sense about Science at the Cambridge Science Festival for:

Both events are free and will take place at the Broad Institute, 415 Main Street, Cambridge.


UCSF’s project Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE) is a part of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Program to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (NHLBI-PRIDE). RISE is an all-expenses paid opportunity designed to train competitive scientists and enhance the diversity of the biomedical research workforce. The program involves a two-week RISE Summer Institute, focused on implementation science and career mentoring, which is hosted by UCSF’s Center for Vulnerable Populations from July 9 -21, 2017 in San Francisco (a second summer institute will be held the following summer as well).
Applications are currently being accepted from researchers at any UC campus, and the program is expected to fill by the end of March. They are encouraging interested junior faculty to complete their applications as soon as possible.
Click here for more details about the program, eligibility requirements, and the pre-application form.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

Dissemination, Implementation & Improvement Science Symposium

We are pleased to invite you to the 2017 Dissemination Implementation and Improvement (DII) Science symposium on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 8am-4pm, at the California Endowment in Downtown Los Angeles.

The goals of the 2017 symposium are to:

  • Increase familiarity with DII methods
  • Establish DII needs for partners including the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC-DPH) and Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LAC-DHS)
  • Build skills in DII design/methods with hands-on application to local health system project concepts
  • Spark future collaborations between CTSI institutions, LAC-DHS, DPH, and community organizations
  • Develop shared strategies to strengthen our local DII infrastructure.

Register now as space is limited. The Symposium Call for Abstracts, submission instructions and submission website are available at

Event date and time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Location: California Endowment in Downtown Los Angeles.


The 19th Annual Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Graduate Program Symposium will be Friday, May 5, 8:00AM-1:00PM in Wolff Auditorium at Tufts Medical Center (800 Washington Street, Boston).

This year’s keynote speaker is Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH, Dean of the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, and the Jean Mayer Chair and Professor of Nutrition. A board-certified cardiologist and epidemiologist, Dr. Mozaffarian’s research focuses on how diet and lifestyle influence cardiometabolic health and how effective policies can reduce these burdens. He has authored nearly 300 scientific publications on dietary fats, foods, and diet patterns; global obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases; and evidence-based and cost-effective dietary policies.

The event will also feature presentations and posters by students enrolled in the CTS Graduate Program, and the 2017 Clinical and Translational Science Poster Competition.

2017 Academy Health’s  Annual Research Meeting

AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting shares important findings, showcases the latest evidence, and moves research into action to improve health and health care. The meeting features compelling sessions, panels on critical and emerging issues in Health Services Research, and presentations of high quality peer-reviewed research.

View the 2017 Annual Research Meeting (ARM) conference brochure.

Registration for the 2017 Annual Research Meeting is now open! For quick and easy registration, register online.

Event date: June 25-27, 2017

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

R Training Available Through IS&T

Information Services & Technology (IS&T) offers research computing training workshops every month. The trainings cover topics from BUworks and WordPress to programming in C, Python, and MATLAB. Between Feb. 2 and Feb. 9, you can attend classroom trainings on introduction to R, programming, graphics in R, and R code optimization to learn more about the statistical programming language. Learn more and sign up for February IS&T training sessions.