Leadership & Career Development
This workshop will cover some of the most valuable pearls I have learned from over 25 years of doing research, and how they can work for seasoned as well as starting researchers. The topics include: (1) Tips for getting grants funded. (2) An analysis of what types of articles get cited the most. (3) Statistics: How to look at your data if your main analysis does not pan out. Three examples are provided: Effects of an RCT intervention for treating trauma, depression predicting mortality, and stress management effects on biological markers. A fourth study, a large multi-center trial treating depression and social isolation in post MI patients, will be presented as a work shop exercise. (4) The final topic will cover innovative ways to measure difficult constructs of interest. Examples will be drawn from Dr. Ironson’s work including investigations of predictors of survival in a 17 year longitudinal study of people with HIV. These include emotional expression, meaning in life, attitude towards treatment, and spirituality. Interactive audience participation is encouraged.