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Summer 2016 Workshop Schedule

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) is offering the following workshops free of charge to UMB faculty, staff and students; and UMMC staff during the 2016 Summer Semester.

All in-person workshops will be held in one of the three computer classrooms located on the Lower Level of the library. Registrants for an online workshop will receive an email containing instructions for joining the session online.

To register, complete the registration form. Although registration is recommended, walk-ins are welcome!

If you are interested in a topic but cannot attend our scheduled workshops, be sure to check out our complete list of On Demand Workshops. You can request On Demand Workshops for yourself individually or with a group of your colleagues.

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Are you aware of your patients' ability to understand and act on the information you give them? There is evidence that health care providers overestimate what patients are able to understand. Low health literacy is associated with higher mortality, higher rates of hospitalization and readmission, and poor self-management skills for chronic disease. This workshop covers the basics of health literacy, provides a hands-on opportunity to put difficult medical jargon into plain language, and introduces tools that will assist you in creating easy-to-read materials.

June 17, 2016
01:30 PM to 03:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Paula Raimondo   

Need a few pointers on getting your presentation "just right"? Want to get your point across quickly, easily, and with little effort? Join us for a session on how to create effective presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. In this class, we explore steps in creating a basic slideshow, including getting started, inserting graphics and hyperlinks, and different methods of saving and presenting. We will also discuss the best methods for presenting visual and text-based information to make a strong impact on your audience.

June 22, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Ryan Harris   

Can't make it? Request another time.

This hands-on workshop is designed for students who would like to find high quality information more efficiently. We will review the basics of searching the CINAHL database and introduce you to RefWorks, a reference management tool.

June 29, 2016
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Emilie Ludeman   

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In this workshop you will be introduced 3D modeling. You will learn where to find existing models and how to create a model from scratch. We will measure a small physical object and model it using Tinkercad.com, a free 3D modeling web service. No prior experience or tools are necessary.

June 07, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
June 16, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
June 23, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
June 29, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
July 07, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
July 12, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
July 18, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
July 28, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
August 08, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   

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3D Printing is being quickly adopted in health sciences and healthcare for both educational, research, and clinical purposes. In this workshop you will learn where to find and download 3D model files online and learn the steps to take to ensure that the file can actually be printed including scaling and checking for non-manifold geometry issues. This workshop will also provide an introduction on how to operate the Makerbot Replicator 2X andAfinia H480 3D Printers which can be used at the HS/HSL Innovation Space.

June 08, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
June 14, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
June 22, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
July 01, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
July 06, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
July 14, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
July 19, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
July 27, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
August 04, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
August 09, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   

Can't make it? Request another time.

Tutorials

Pivot is a database of funding opportunities, scholarships, and awards for US and non-US citizens. In this workshop you will learn how to conduct quick, advanced, and sponsor searches; how to navigate a funding opportunity record; and set up funding alerts, share records, and save searches.

July 20, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor: Kim Yang   

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This class will cover the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database. Topics include basic searching, searching using the MeSH (Medical Subject Heading) database, creating a personal account using MyNCBI, and locating full text articles. We will also cover the Clinical Queries and Systematic Reviews search features. The majority of the class will be dedicated to creating and executing literature searches.

July 06, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Ryan Harris   

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RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that can save you time and ease your workload. RefWorks is free to all UMB, Faculty, Students, and Staff. In this workshop you will create an account, learn how to import citations into your account, and learn how to automatically insert in-text citations and build bibliographies.

June 14, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Ryan Harris   
July 14, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: Andrea Shipper   

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How do you organize the search results for your systematic review? This workshop will introduce you to managing citations and search results for your systematic review. An overview of software options including SRDR, Covidence, DistillerSR, and other resources will be covered.

June 15, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL05)
Instructor: Kim Yang   

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The Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) is the NCBI tool for finding regions of similarity between biological sequences. The program compares nucleotide or protein sequences to sequence databases and calculates the statistical significance of matches. This workshop which will be mainly hands-on will teach you to use BLAST’s search programs for nucleotide and protein, setting parameters, interpreting search results, and linking out to NCBI content related to searches performed. We will also cover setting up a MyNCBI account. This course is open to anyone interested in learning to use BLAST but previous familiarity working with biological sequences is encouraged.

June 24, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: JP Courneya   
July 19, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL03)
Instructor: JP Courneya   
August 16, 2016
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Room LL04)
Instructor: JP Courneya