Penn State CTSI

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    Research Methods Seminar Series

    Join the CTSI BERD group for its 2015-2016 bi-weekly research methods seminar series. All seminars will be videoconferenced between Hershey and University Park.

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    eagle-i, a nationally prominent resource catalog and search tool, is now available at Penn State! By improving the flow of relevant information through the biomedical research community, eagle-i has the potential to accelerate development of diagnostics, treatments, and prevention strategies.

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    Penn State has tremendous strength in clinical and translational research in a variety of disciplines, each of which has educational activities that share the common goal of preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals, researchers and educators to address our nation’s healthcare needs.

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    Clinical Services Core

    The mission of the Clinical Research Program is to provide places, means, and an incentive for researchers from a broad array of disciplines and departments to conduct patient-oriented and community-centered clinical and translational research.

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Penn State CTSI

The most important challenge facing academic medical centers is translating new research findings into tangible health benefits that improve lives. Penn State has created the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) to serve as an independent but highly integrated academic engine for clinical and translational science.

The CTSI builds on the strong tradition and rich experience of collaborative interdisciplinary thinking that exists at Penn State and brings this wide breadth of academic endeavor—including traditional biomedical activities, social sciences, arts, communications, economics, education, engineering, ethics, and health care delivery and policy—to bear on health.

The long-range goal of the CTSI is to develop, implement and make available to the community at large new methods to predict, prevent and effectively treat human disease.

Upcoming Events

Graduate Student Seminar - One Minute to Impress Message Box Workshop -

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Topic: One Minute to Impress - Message Box Workshop

Speaker: Nancy Baron

This workshop is for Penn State Graduate students in any field. Registration is required as lunch will be provided.

Have you ever had someone ask you about your research only to see their eyes glaze over as you try to explain? Do you want to communicate your in a way that will make people lean in and listen? Honing your message and illustrating a few key interesting points about your research will help you to resonate with any audience and leave them wanting more.

Nancy Baron, lead communications trainer with COMPASS and author of Escape from the Ivory Tower: A Guide to Making Your Science Matter, will lead a two hour interactive workshop for graduate students where you will master the art of the "elevator speech." Nancy will teach you how to use a powerful tool called the Message Box to distill what really matters, and will share useful techniques to help you better engage and connect to your audience… even if you only have one minute.
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SciVal® and SciVal Funding® Workshop

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Would you like to utilize metrics to showcase research within your department? Are you looking for additional sources of external grant support?

You are cordially invited to attend an on-site training sessions on SciVal® and SciVal Funding® - two powerful tools that can support your research program. SciVal® is an institutional benchmarking platform that can help individual departments showcase their research. SciVal Funding® provides comprehensive coverage of more than 8,000 funding sponsors.
More information about SciVal Funding is available at More information about SciVal is available at

All are welcome! If you have attended a previous SciVal® training session and would like more, this workshop is also for you!

SciVal® and SciVal Funding® Workshop
Date: October 14
Time: 12-1 pm
Location: Room 1010
University Physician Center (UPC)


Computer laptops (with internet access) are encouraged, but not required

This event is hosted by Penn State College of Medicine - Research Development.
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CTSI Directors' Council

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Pulling Back the Curtain - SciComm Month Seminar Series

October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Topic: Pulling Back the Curtain

Moderated by Nancy Baron, Director of Science Outreach at COMPASS
Journalist panel includes:
Christopher Joyce - NPR
Juliet Eilperin - Washington Post
Amanda Paulson - Christian Science Monitor
Emily Reddy - WPSU-FM
Amy Matthews Amos - Freelance reporter

A behind-the-scenes look at the changing world of journalism. Leading journalists discuss how the media is changing and what it means for communicating science to the public and policymakers. They will share their personal perspectives on how to get your stories told and what makes a good science story, and “do's and don'ts" of dealing with journalists. This lively session will encourage Q and A.

This session is hosted by Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment.

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