Scientific Writing for Publication

Asked to describe what he did for a living, an academic colleague thought about it for a moment and said, “I’m a scientific writer.” Without discounting the other things health sciences faculty do, writing is surprisingly central.

In this seminar, we will discuss the whys and hows of academic publishing. Topics to be covered include:

  • Why publish
  • What editors are looking for
  • Writing tips Insights into the editorial process
  • How to get attention for your work

In addition, participants will have the opportunity to review materials submitted and reviewed by the Journal of General Internal Medicine, where the instructor was Co-Editor-in-Chief from 2009 through 2017.

Presented by:  Richard L. Kravitz, M.D., M.S.P.H., Professor of Internal Medicine, Co-Vice Chair for Research, Director, UC Center Sacramento

Audience: Open to all faculty.

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Annual Grant Writing Symposium

Each spring the UC Davis Health Office of Research Grants Facilitation Team brings their multiple years of experience as researchers, authors, editors, manuscript reviewers, grantees, grant reviewers, NIH scientific review officer, NIH program officer, and patent holders to offer a one-day symposium on research grant writing.

This symposium (designed for faculty, researchers and post-docs) will focus on the basics of getting started in grant writing and maintaining success. The continual challenges to personal bandwidth, changes in funding, and grant funding policy affect both new investigators starting out and the experienced investigators who serve as mentors.

Workshop goals:

  • Finding information and help when you need it
  • What needs to be managed throughout the process: pre-submission, submission, post-submission
  • Keeping up with the new policies on human subjects and clinical trials
  • Knowing the grant mechanisms for each level of development and circumstance
  • Gaining a competitive edge when writing the proposal
  • Understanding what just happened: summary statements, funding lines, and the response to reviews
  • Building your personalized approach to grant writing and funding to include how to use the information in this symposium, self-review, working with a team, working with a mentor

Presented by: UC Davis Health Grants Facilitation Team

Co-sponsored by: UC Davis Health Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC)

Audience: Open to all faculty and postdoctoral scholars

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