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“Developing a Research Question in Health Professions Education”

December 5, 5:30-7 pm via zoom

On December 5, panelists will give advice on developing health profession-related research questions. Panelists include  Anthony R. Artino, Jr., Ph.D., of George Washington University School of Medicine; H. Carrie Chen, MD, Ph.D., of Georgetown University School of Medicine; Ming-Jung Ho, MD, DPhil, of Georgetown University and MedStar Health; Abigail W. Konopasky, Ph.D., of Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine; and Zareen Zaidi, MD, Ph.D., of Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Learn more about the “multi-institutional social hour” using the link above! 

George Mason University CyberSecurity Innovation Forum

December 7, 2022, 7 PM - 9 PM

This forum will consist of a series of case study presentations by cybersecurity experts and technology innovators, including a Q&A session at the end. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about groundbreaking cybersecurity innovations as well as the lessons learned from these innovations. The CyberSecurity Innovation Forum will be held in person from 7 PM - 9 PM at Fuse in Vernon Smith Hall at Mason Square, George Mason University (former Arlington Campus) on December 7, 2022. Reserve a free spot using the link above.

Biomedical Informatics Entrepreneurs Salon: Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe

November 8, 2022, 5 PM EST

This event is hosted by the Harvard Office of Technology Development and the Harvard Medical School Dept. of Biomedical Informatics and will feature Anne Wojcicki, CEO, and Co-Founder of 23andMe. 23andMe is a biotechnology company that currently provides the only personal genetic test with FDA authorization to deliver health information directly to consumers. The talk will be held online on November 8, 2022, from 5 PM - 6 PM EST.

Modeling Propensity to Use or Sell Drugs at the Block Group Level with Dr. J.J. Naddeo: 

November 15 and 16, 2022

The Massive Data Institute at the McCourt School of Public Policy is hosting a workshop on modeling drug behavior to illustrate how policymakers should look at drug selling and usage patterns. Examples will be coded through python, so attendees should understand the fundamentals of python. This workshop is on November 15 and 16th and it is open to all students, faculty, and staff. More information can be found using the link above.

Family-Focused Interventions to Prevent SUD in Adolescence

Thu, May 5, 2022, 9:00 AM – Fri, May 6, 2022, 5:00 pm EDT

A two-day workshop is being offered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine located at the National Academy of Sciences Building 2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC. The event will convene to facilitate attendees to examine family-focused prevention interventions, used to address substance use disorders (SUDs), in healthcare. The workshop plans to emphasize interventions that can help prevent opioid use disorder (OUD) in teenagers and young adults. During the workshop participants can learn about existing policy efforts to include this methodology in statewide healthcare strategies. The speakers in attendance will address any possible barriers to the implementation of these measures as well as successful efforts to promote the implementation of the interventions.

Family Caregiving for People with Cancer and Other Serious Illnesses

May 16-17, 2022

A workshop will be held by the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness, the National Cancer Policy Forum, and the Forum on Aging, Disability and Independence to help spread information on how to support caregivers for cancer patients or other serious illnesses. The forum will work to emphasize the importance of family caregivers’ input to improve patient care, better support the labor of caregivers, as well as implement a health equity focus across family caregiving research, policy, and practice.

SEG-AGU Geophysics of Convergent Margins

July 12-14, 2022 at the University of Washington

Hosted by the Society of Exploration of Geophysicists, this workshop will address the importance of studying convergent margins and tectonic plates, especially when considering earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and so on. Looking at carbon and water cycles, geophysical imaging and time-lapse analysis of the convergent margin system at different scales, natural hazards and resources, and even more, attendees will gain knowledge about the importance and applications of studying geophysics. The workshop will also include a day-long field trip to the Olympic Peninsula.

Picture-Perfect STEM 2-Day Summer Institute

June 14 - 15, 2022 (Workshop)

Hosted by the National Science Teaching Association, this two-day workshop will help those interested in integrating STEM and literacy into their current endeavors. The workshop is led by NSTA Press authors Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan. They aim to help you build a solid understanding of STEM and literacy integration as well as form hands-on design challenges, and collaborative learning tasks. This is a great opportunity for those interested in the intersection between STEM and education-focused research.

BioRender Skills Workshop- "BioRender 101"

Weekly on Wednesdays

Check out this workshop webinar held by BioRender. Add to your research papers and presentations by learning to build your own scientific figures and diagrams! The webinar is held weekly on Wednesday at 12 pm ET. Make sure to catch one online!

Past workshops

The Personal Statement Workshop for MCAT:

March 10, 2021, 8-9PM

This workshop will discuss the basics behind a personal statement for a medical school application. Additionally, the workshop will delve into how to make this part of your application stand out. Visit the link above to register.

MDI Workshop: When is AI biased? Measuring Fairness in Machine Learning Models

March 25-26, 2021 10-11:30 am

Even if you have limited knowledge about machine learning and how it works, it is impacting many aspects of your life. Nowadays, more and more decisions are being made using algorithms and predictive models. Unfortunately, some of these models discriminate against certain subpopulations. This workshop will begin by explaining how a machine learning model works. We will then examine how a model might be biased and how different types of bias can infiltrate learning algorithms. We then consider different approaches for measuring unfairness and present different methods for reducing unfairness.

Click here for more information or to RSVP

PubMed Basics from Dahlgren Memorial Library

May 11, 2021, 12-1 pm 

This is the first workshop in a series of four to help improve your PubMed searching skills, as well as manage and track your use of MyNCBI and ORCID. Attend the PubMed Basics workshop and we’ll help you get comfortable with the “new” PubMed interface design and functionality. First, we’ll orient you to the new PubMed design. Then, we will show you how to optimize and refine your searches, and get beyond searches that are “good enough” to searches that are actually good. If you need MEDLINE articles for your latest research project, review article, or assignment, this workshop will teach you to use PubMed more easily and effectively. 

For more info, visit:

MCAT Workshop: Planning Your Study Schedule

February 6, 2022, 6-7:30 pm

Kaplan is hosting a workshop that outlines how to construct your study schedule when studying for the MCAT. The event will take place on Sunday, February 6th from 6-7:30 pm. Ultimately, this event will help tell you how much time you should aside for the test and how to balance studying with other commitments.

Long-Term Impact of COVID-19 on the Future Careers of Women in STEM: A Virtual Workshop

March 23-24, 2022

Hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, this workshop will explore the future of STEM women’s career opportunities minding the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the topics that will be covered and discussed at length include academic leadership, decision-making, academic productivity, institutional responses, mental health, and well-being.