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Research Teaching Activities and Resources
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In addition to journal clubs held in individual laboratories participating in Neurological Surgery Research Centers (NSRC) programs, educational programs available at present include:
Clinical & Basic Neurosciences Lecture Series. Three consecutive lectures are held each Thursday on basic topics in neuroscience.
Residents' Research Conference. In this monthly conference, residents receive exposure to current research at UCSF.
Seminar on Evidence-Based Medicine. This bimonthly program, open at present to Neuro-Oncology fellows and Neurosurgery residents, is held with the purpose of teaching trainees how to read the medical and scientific literature critically, thereby increasing their ability to better evaluate the literature and to provide an introduction to clinical research methodology and statistics for those conducting their own clinical research projects.
Seminars on Academic Survival Skills. This seminar series for postdoctoral fellows and residents is open to both basic scientists and clinicians. Research fellows and residents during their research year may attend these biweekly seminars, which address academic professional, research, and ethical matters, responsible conduct of research, and biomedical publication conventions with a particular focus on writing a successfully publishable research paper as well as grants. The series, which fulfills in part the National Institutes of Health requirement for education in responsible conduct of research, is augmented with occasional campus-wide UCSF programs on responsible research that are supplemented by an Internet component.
Courses. Trainees whose project involves the use of animals attend a course on animal care offered by the UCSF Animal Care Facility. On a space-available basis, trainees may also attend a four-part course on The Practice of Science, presented on Saturdays by the Program in Biological Science (PIBS), and basic didactic courses offered for Cardiovascular Research Institute trainees, including Statistics, The Art of Lecturing, and Scientific Writing. Research Fellows are also encouraged to attend courses offered by the PIBS Biomedical Scientists Program, the UCSF Department of Epidemiology course on the design of clinical trials, and such courses offered in the School of Medicine curriculum as Introduction to Statistical Analysis, Introduction to Molecular Genetics, and Cell Biology.
Research Guidelines. The Department encourages good research practices according to USPHS guidelines through seminars and its educational Guidelines on Research Data and Reports. These guidelines were developed by the BTRC and have been reprinted in books on research integrity published by the National Academy Press and Cambridge University Press, and have been cited by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Division of Publications and Grant Writing. Principal Editor Sharon Reynolds ELS, Editor Ilona Garner, and Editor Emeritus Susan Eastwood ELS(D),who have an established reputation and substantial experience in medical and basic scientific fields related to clinical and experimental neurosurgery, present Seminars in Academic Survival Skills. In the context of the seminar series, they also provide trainees with assistance in writing research papers for publication and grant proposals for submission to federal and other agencies.
Clinical Teaching Activities
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