Continuing Education/Professional Development Opportunities

The Roanoke Valley is fast becoming a hub for scientific research and medical innovation. As a result, there are many opportunities for you to learn from both local researchers and innovators, as well as from research colleagues across the globe. Whether you are looking for opportunities to participate in learning and discussion related to basic science, clinical, translational, education, and/or quality-oriented research, or hoping to build your knowledge of the research cycle, we hope you will take advantage of the Continuing Education and Professional Development Opportunities shared in the Calendar below.

Research and Scholarly Development: Continuing Education and
Professional Development Calendar

DATE TIME TOPIC PRESENTER LOCATION
Sept. 13, 2017 
12-1 p.m.
Carilion Clinic Office of Continuing
and Professional Development
Research Series

Data Considerations and Challenges
Jack Perkins, MD
Brock Mutcheson, PhD
ED Administration
Conference Room
1 South CRMH
Sept. 15, 2017
11 a.m.-
12 p.m.
VTCRI Pioneers in Biomedical
Research Program

Interactions Between Natural and
Drug Reward Influence Vulnerability
for Addiction
Lique Coolen, Ph.D.
University of Mississippi
Medical Center
Virginia Tech Carilion
Research Institute
Room R3012
Sept. 15, 2017
1-2 p.m.
VTCRI Timothy A. Johnson
Medical Scholar Lecture
Series
What Rare Diseases Can Teach
Us about Common Ones:
Lessons from the Urea Cycle
Marshall Summar, M.D.
Children’s National
Medical Center
Virginia Tech Carilion
Research Institute
Room M106
Sept. 22, 2017
1-2 p.m.
VTCRI Timothy A. Johnson
Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Finding Solutions for the Obesity
Epidemic: Browning, ‘Beiging,’
and Building Bridges
Chester W. Brown, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Tennessee Health
Science Center, LeBonheur Children’s
Hospital & St. Jude Children’s
Research Hospital
Virginia Tech Carilion
Research Institute
Room M106
Sept. 28, 2017
12-1 p.m.
Jefferson College Pop-Up Professional Development,
Research Series

REDCap for Surveys
Francis Farrell, Ph.D.
Min Wang, Ph.D.
Jefferson College
Room 614
Oct. 4, 2017
12-1 p.m.
Carilion Clinic Office of Continuing
and Professional Development

Research Series
Medical Records Based Research
Data Management/Analytics
Mattie Tenzer, MS
Min Wang, PhD

ED Administration
Conference Room
1 South CRMH
Oct. 5, 2017
12-4 p.m.
Carilion Nursing Research &
Evidence Based Practice

Advanced Research III: Dissemination—
Preparing for Presentations,
Scholarly Writing
Carilion Nursing Research & EBP

CRMH
1 South Computer
Room D
Oct. 10, 2017
12:15-
12:45 p.m.
Jefferson College Pop-Up Professional Development,
Research Series
Mendeley: Reference
Management Software and
Researcher Network
Mary Catherine Santoro, M.L.S.
Outreach and Instruction Librarian
Jefferson College
Jefferson College
Room 614
Oct. 19, 2017
5:30 p.m.
VTCRI Distinguished
Public Lecture
Series
A Path from Genes to
Treatment of Fragile X Syndrome and related Developmental Brain Disorders
Mark Bear, Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard
Hughes Medical Institute & MIT

Virginia Tech Carilion
Research Institute
Oct. 27, 2017
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
VTCRI Pioneers in Biomedical
Research Program

High-Throughput All-Optical
Cardiac Elecrophysiology
Emilia Entcheva, Ph.D.
George Washington University
& American Institute for Medical
and Biological Engineering

Virginia Tech Carilion
Research Institute
Room R3012
Oct. 27, 2017
1-2 p.m.
VTCRI Timothy A. Johnson
Medical Scholar Lecture
Series
Leveraging the Cyclic GMP Signaling
Pathway as a Whole-Person Approach
to Treating Acute Pulmonary Embolism
Jefferey A. Kline, M.D.
Indiana University School
of Medicine

Virginia Tech Carilion
Research Institute
Room M106
Nov. 3, 2017
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
VTCRI Pioneers in Biomedical
Research
Program
Frontostriatal Interactions in Learning
and Decision Making
Michael Frank, Ph.D.
Brown Institute for Brain Science

Virginia Tech Carilion
Research Institute
Room R3012
Nov. 8, 2017
12-1 p.m.
Carilion Clinic Office of Continuing
and Professional
Development
Research Series
Interpretation of Data
Katherine Shaver, MS

ED Administration
Conference Room
1 South CRMH
Nov. 14, 2017
12:15-
12:45 p.m.
Jefferson College Pop-Up Professional Development,
Research Series
Part 1: HERO: Health and Education Research Online

Part 2: MyAthens: Creating an Account, Accessing Library Resources
Christina Manzo, M.L.I.S.
Online Librarian
Jefferson College
Jefferson College
Room 515
Nov. 15, 2017
1-4 p.m.
Carilion Nursing Research &
Evidence Based
Practice
Advanced Research II: Methods
& Stats
Carilion Nursing Research & EBP

CRMH
1 South Computer
Room D
Nov. 17, 2017
1-2 p.m.
VTCRI Timothy A. Johnson
Medical Scholar Lecture Series

T CD19 CAR-T Cell Immunotherapy
for B Cell Malignancies
Cameron Turtle, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FRCPA
University of Washington &
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Virginia Tech Carilion
Research Institute
Room M106
Dec. 6, 2017
12-1 p.m.
Carilion Clinic Office of Continuing
and Professional
Development
Research Series
Working with the IRB
Janet McDowell, PhD
Frank Dane, PhD

ED Administration
Conference Room
1 South CRMH
Dec. 8, 2017
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
VTCRI Pioneers in Biomedical
Research Program

The Development and Function of
IL-9-Secreting T Cells
Mark H. Kaplan, Ph.D.
Indiana University School
of Medicine, HB Wells
Center for Pediatric Research

Virginia Tech Carilion
Research Institute
Room R3012
Dec. 14, 2017
1-4 p.m.
Carilion Nursing Research &
Evidence Based
Practice
From Clinical Question to
Project Proposal
Carilion Nursing Research & EBP

CRMH
1 South Computer
Room D
Jan. 10, 2018
12-1 p.m.
Carilion Clinic Office of Continuing
and Professional
Development
Research Series
Right to Write and Writing It Up
Kim Whiter, MSEd
Paul Hanstedt, PhD
 

ED Administration
Conference Room
1 South CRMH
Jan. 19, 2018
11 a.m.-
12 p.m.
VTCRI Pioneers in Biomedical
Research
Program
The Neuroscience of Stress-Reward Interactions:
Pre-Clinical Approaches Toward Therapeutic
Targets in Addiction
Danny Winder, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University

Virginia Tech Carilion
Research Institute
Room R3012
Jan. 26, 2018
11 a.m.-
12 p.m.
VTCRI Pioneers in Biomedical
Research Program

Sounds in Silence: How Glial
Cells in the Ear Shape Development
of the Auditory System
Dwight E. Bergles, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins

Virginia Tech Carilion
Research Institute
Room R3012
Feb. 7, 2018
12-1 p.m.
Carilion Clinic Office of Continuing and Professional Development
Research
Series
Presenting Your Research
TBD

ED Administration
Conference Room
1 South CRMH
Feb. 16, 2018
1-2 p.m.
VTCRI Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series
Women and  Heart Disease
Elizabeth Ofili, M.D.
Moorehouse School
of Medicine

Virginia Tech Carilion
Research Institute
Room M106
Mar. 7, 2018
12-1 p.m.
Carilion Clinic Office of Continuing and Professional Development
Research Series

Preparing/Submitting Grant Proposals for Internal/External Funding
Amanda Ellinger, MRA

ED Administration
Conference Room
1 South CRMH
Mar. 29, 2018
5:30 p.m.
VTCRI Distinguished
Public Lecture
Series
Health Doesn’t Exist Without the Conditions for Health:
Including a Healthy Environment
Richard Jackson, Ph.D.
UCLA

Virginia Tech Carilion
Research Institute
Mar. 30, 2018
1-2 p.m.
VTCRI Timothy A. Johnson
Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Translational Stroke Research
Karen Johnston, M.D.
University of Virginia &
Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia

Virginia Tech Carilion
Research Institute
Room M106
April 4, 2018
12-1 p.m.
Carilion Clinic Office of Continuing and Professional Development
Research Series

Mentoring Research
Michael Fox, PhD

ED Administration
Conference Room
1 South CRMH
April 6, 2018
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
VTCRI Pioneers in
Biomedical Research

Program
Guidance of Vascular
Patterning
Anne Eichmann, Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine

Virginia Tech Carilion
Research Institute
Room R3012
April 12, 2018
5:30 p.m.
VTCRI Distinguished
Public Lecture Series

Disability in the 21st Century:
What Are We Thinking,
Talking, and Doing About It?
 
Peter Rosenbaum, M.D., FRCP
Professor of Pediatrics, Canada Research Chair in Childhood Disability Research; Professor of Pediatrics, Co-Founder, CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research, McMaster

Virginia Tech Carilion
Research Institute
April 20, 2018
1-2 p.m.
VTCRI Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series
Researching Young Brains: Understanding the Sex Differences Following Injury
Pelin Cengiz, M.D.
University of Wisconsin

Virginia Tech Carilion
Research Institute
Room M106
April 27, 2018
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
VTCRI Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program
Diverse Learning and
Decision-Making Processes That Support Adaptive Motivated Behaviors
Catherine Hartley, Ph.D.
New York University

Virginia Tech Carilion
Research Institute
Room R3012
May 2, 2018
12-1 p.m.
Carilion Clinic Office of Continuing and Professional Development
Research
Series
Research in Teams
Phyllis Whitehead, PhD

ED Administration
Conference Room
1 South CRMH
May 4, 2018
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
VTCRI Pioneers in
Biomedical Research

Program
Opening Windows into the Cell: Bringing Structure and Molecular Context to Cell Biology Using Cryo-Electron Microscope
Elizabeth Villa, Ph.D.
University of California
San Diego

Virginia Tech Carilion
Research Institute
Room R3012
June 6, 2018
12-1 p.m.
Carilion Clinic Office of Continuing and Professional Development
Research Series

Pursuing Research with an External Collaborator
Francis Farrell, PhD

ED Administration
Conference Room
1 South CRMH