SC CTSI Launches Digital Scholar Webinar Series

The training series introduces health researchers to digital science approaches.

July 25, 2017

The upcoming Digital Scholar Webinar Series will introduce health researchers at USC, CHLA and beyond to digital approaches and tools relevant to their research. The training series will showcase the potential and limitations of digital approaches health researchers need to be aware of.

"Nearly every part of the research process can benefit from digital advances. We will cover a wide range of topics, such as recruiting study participants online, using digital tools to improve a systematic review study, accelerating the dissemination of research results, and launching a crowdfunding campaign," says Katja Reuter, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine, Director of Digital Innovation and Communication at the SC CTSI and founder of the program. "The series is designed to address a gap in the current training of health sciences researchers and to increase the number of scientists at all career stages who are comfortable using digital approaches to enhance their research."


Katja Reuter, PhD

The webinar are open to all interested and will take place online every first Wednesday of each month from 12-1PM, beginning September 6th, 2017. All webinars will be accessible afterward on the Digital Scholar Program page.

Open to all interested
Cost: This event is free of charge.

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Upcoming Digital Scholars webinars in 2019

Feb 6, 2019 | 12-1 PM PST  

Topic: How Researchers Can Get Science Done Faster Using an R&D Services Marketplace

Overview: Science Exchange is an open marketplace for scientific research that breaks down barriers to collaboration and innovation. The platform makes it easy for researchers to access more than 6,000 services from a network of over 2,500 qualified research providers. In this webinar, you will learn how researchers can use Science Exchange to access new technologies, get competitive quotes for specific projects, and order from any service provider under a single, pre-established contract. The presentation will also include examples of successful projects and collaborations, initiated on the Science Exchange platform, that have accelerated breakthrough. 

Speaker: Dr. Zev Wisotsky is a Senior Scientist and R&D Specialist at Science Exchange, where he assists researchers in connecting with the right R&D providers for their experiments and alerts his clients to newly available technologies. Dr. Wisotsky earned his PhD in neuroscience investigating taste detection using fruit fly and mosquito models at UC Riverside. He then completed postdoctoral research at Stanford studying the role of brain regions involved in fear memory and addiction through optogenetic silencing of different brain circuits. 

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Mar 6, 2019 | 12-1 PM PST  

Topic: Social Media and the 21st-Century Scholar: How Researchers Can Harness Social Media to Amplify Their Career

Overview: Improving health care requires better dissemination of research discoveries to reach practitioners, patients, and the public. Effective scholarship is essential to achieve this goal. The speaker Dr. Chan argues that it is "incumbent on scientists and scholars to use every tool in their armamentarium, including social media, to reach their intended audiences." 

Suggested article: Social Media and the 21st-Century Scholar: How You Can Harness Social Media to Amplify Your Career

Speaker: Teresa M. Chan, MD, MHPE, Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada 

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