March 31, 2021

1. UTHSC Closed Friday, April 2 for Spring Holiday

UTHSC campuses will be closed Friday, April 2 for the Spring Holiday. Enjoy your long weekend!

2. Students: Take the 2021 Student Experience Survey

Many individuals across the campus are working to address student feedback whenever possible, but we need to hear from you. We want to know how you’re doing, how we can support you, and what you need to be successful at UT.

We will use these survey results to develop and tailor the support you need right now. Additionally, the UT System and Board of Trustees will continue to review this information to guide future decisions, policy development, and possible resource allocation.

Please take a few minutes to provide your anonymous input by taking the 2021 Student Experience Survey.

3. Mini Grants

The Office of Equity and Diversity is now accepting applications for the Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grants! All faculty, staff, students, and trainees are eligible to apply for up to $3,000 to fund a diversity and inclusion project. Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grants are targeted toward creative projects that impact the diversity goals of the university’s strategic plan and/or QEP.

There are a limited amount of grants available for 2021, so make sure to get your application in by Friday, April 30 at 11:59 pm.

For more information, please visit the Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grants website.

4. Register Now for TN-CTSI's Research 103

Register now for Research 103, offered by the UTHSC Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI) via Zoom. Research 103 follows Research 101 (basic research training offered May through June 2020) and Research 102 (more advanced issues pertaining to study conduct in October 2020) with continuing advanced research training. Research 103 can be taken without having previously taken Research 101 and/or Research 102. Research 103 will consist of a series of six 1-hour lectures from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm CDT on Tuesdays and Thursdays in April 2021. Classes will be taught by experienced researchers from UTHSC and the medical device industry. The course is designed for investigators, research staff, coordinators, and anyone who wants to learn more about research study management.

After completion of the session evaluation you will receive a Certificate of Attendance.  The evaluation will be sent to your email address if you registered for the session.

For registration, click the links below for the sessions you would like to attend:

April 6: How to Develop Power Point Presentations and Other Effective Communication Tools
Sally Badoud, MBA
Assistant Vice Chancellor, UTHSC Office of Communications and Marketing
Register in advance for this session.

April 8: Research Contracts and Agreements
Sarah J. White, MA, EdM
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, UTHSC Office of Sponsored Programs
Register in advance for this session.

April 13: Using the Research Enterprise Data Warehouse Database (EDW) and TriNetX for Subject Recruitment and Using REDCap for Data Capture
Parya Zareie, MS
Data Manager, UTHSC-ORNL Center for Biomedical Informatics
Lokesh Chinthala, MS
Informatics Scientist, UTHSC-ORNL Center for Biomedical Informatics
Register in advance for this session.

April 20: Protocol and Study Measures Training – The Importance of Accuracy and Consistency
Misty Thompson, PhD, CCRP
Clinical Research Associate, Penumbra, Inc.
Register in advance for this session.

April 22: Diversity and Inclusion in Research
Mona Wicks, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Chair, UTHSC College of Nursing, Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Register in advance for this session.

April 27: Scientific Integrity and Preventing Research Misconduct
Mark A. Miller, PhD
Research Integrity Officer and Associate Professor, UTHSC College of Medicine, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry
Register in advance for this session.

5. UTHSC Job Fair

The Office of Human Resources is hosting a job fair for displaced workers on Friday, April 9 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm in the lobby of the Madison Plaza on the Memphis campus.

Several organizations in the Memphis area have expressed interest in interviewing and hiring UTHSC employees whose positions will end on June 30. These organizations include: Alco Management, Baptist Hospitals, Cognate BioServices, Facilities Performance Group, FedEx, Fresh Start Facility Services, Gold Strike Villages of Germantown, Methodist Healthcare, Peabody Hotel, Sharp Manufacturing, Shelby County Schools, St. Jude, and YW Technologies. UTHSC is thankful for the support of the Memphis community during these challenging times.

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