School of Translational Health Science

JBI Matters – July 2014 Edition

Follow this link for the latest edition of our school’s newsletter, JBI Matters – http://www.joannabriggs.org/assets/docs/newsletters/JBI-Matters_2014_july.pdf

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2014 Postgraduate Research Conference Abstract submission closes in 1 week!

A reminder about the Postgraduate Research Conference, there’s only a week left for poster registration!! Closing date is now 4 August 2014.

This occasion should not be overlooked as there is significant benefit to students presenting at this competition. This conference is a highly regarded event across the University, attended by postgraduate students, honours students, industry partners, researchers and academics. The event will be held on 25th September at the National Wine Centre of Australia and it’s anticipated the program will be even bigger this year, showcasing the work of many of the University’s research postgraduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Health Science. HDR Students enrolled prior to 2013 are strongly encouraged to register and test their presentation skills at this special event. At the very least, students will walk away with a positive experience, an improved academic profile, and another achievement to add to their C.V.

How to register –

Follow this link for the required registration form – http://health.adelaide.edu.au/research/conference/abstract/

You’ll need to submit your poster abstract as a one A4 page Word document. Your abstract must include the following information:
Title of poster (maximum 25 words)
Poster presenter’s name, School and Discipline or Research Centre/ Institute
Further investigators’ names: initial(s) of first name(s), family name (e.g. J.C. Smith)
Affiliation details of all investigators: School, Discipline, Research Centre/ Institute
Abstracts should be as informative as possible and must use the following structured format:
Background and Aims
Methodology
Results
Conclusion

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Research School for this August – Change to 3rd day Programme – HIGH IMPORTANCE

The school has recently been presented with the results of the survey initiated by the student rep group, and via Lyle as head of school had a discussion with the student representatives. Firstly, it is good and helpful to have data of this nature, without which much of our planning may be based on anecdotal feedback (or consensus by volume of noise). We hope to see more surveys (and run a few this year also). One of the areas that seems to be a common concern for students is the third day programme of student presentations; presenters have their own concerns, while more widely the feedback was that this day could be re-considered. We are, via the School HDR Committee very prepared to discuss the structure, seek to clarify the purposes of research school and what we believe to be the value add these events can bring. However, at this stage we have decided to cancel the seminar programme for day three of this Augusts research school.

In doing so, please be aware that time away from work can be difficult to arrange, so we hope very much that you treat this as a study day. There is a large amount of space in JBI, with fully networked, resourced computers and we would be delighted to see as many as possible of you in JBI on the last day, continuing your research. I apologise for the late notice, however, having recently seen the survey feedback, and needing to discuss it at executive, this was the earliest available time to get the message out. For those looking for an opportunity to develop their research presentation skills, and otherwise engage, please do register for the faculty research symposium in September (http://health.adelaide.edu.au/research/conference/program/)

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Research School – 6 – 8 August 2014

August 2014 – Research School Program 1

To all HDR Students, follow the above link to access the agenda for the upcoming Research School.

Please note that there will be a revised version of this document going out once we have finalised all presentation topics.

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JBI/School of Translational Health Science – Software Issues, Reporting Template

The School of Translational Health Science/The Joanna Briggs Institute is seeking to develop a comprehensive database of experiences and problems our software users may come across, and would value student feedback as a part of this process. In recent months our institute has begun a more pre-emptive approach to the monitoring and maintenance of our software and the further development of their practical application. To make sure all matters are adequately addressed and any concerns resolved, our school has sought to communicate directly with our collaborators, subscribers and students to receive feedback and ensure the most comprehensive approach and best outcomes.

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Follow the link above to access the template for recording software related issues.  The document provides advice on how to submit your comments.

All students are strongly encouraged to take part in this process

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HDR Students – A SUCCESSFUL SEARCHING WORKSHOP with Maureen Bell

On 23 June 2014 Bar Smith Librarian, Maureen Bell, conducted a Workshop in the JBI Conference Room on ‘Higher Level Searching’. The feedback from the session has been extremely positive, with students in attendance clearly benefiting from having the further intensive tutorial on techniques associated with searching. The Workshop wasn’t designed just for new students, but also for those progressed in candidature who would appreciate further teaching on searching methods.

For those students who weren’t able to attend the Workshop, Maureen’s initial hour presentation was video recorded and is now available to view on Youtube at – http://youtu.be/sbEAsybxT7Q

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HDR Students – MORE TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE 3 MINUTE THESIS COMP!

Registrations for this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition has been extended until Friday 11 July.

This research communication competition challenges Higher Degree by Research students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes to a non-specialist audience. The School of Translational Health Science encourages its HDR students to take part in this event as a skills development opportunity, and the chance to win some worthwhile prizes!

Students should embrace this opportunity to test their presentation skills and step out of their comfort zone.

For registration details head to – http://www.adelaide.edu.au/3mt/

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School of Translational Health Science – Research School 6 – 8 August 2014

A reminder to all students regarding the upcoming 3 day Research School. The HDR team has put considerable effort into making this a worthwhile event, with a full agenda comprising tutorials, group work, supervisor/student intensive sessions and a guest presenter. Please ensure you’ve made appropriate arrangements to attend this compulsory school event. If you anticipate being unable to attend any day of this 3 day event, please contact Alex Mignone (Program Administrator) as a priority to discuss.

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GOVERNOR GENERAL VISITS JBI

On Monday, 2 June 2014 The School of Translational Health Science/Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) welcomed the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove as the Governor-General takes up the position of Patron of the JBI Foundation. We should all be extremely proud of the work JBI is involved in as one of our most productive and collaborative medical research institutes driving improved global healthcare solutions. The Channel 9 news profile can be viewed here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K14san0U6vc&list=UUhAumjy26uts_hvywCSdgvQ

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JBI Matters – May Edition

The May 2014 issue of JBI Matters is now online

http://www.joannabriggs.org/assets/docs/newsletters/JBI-Matters_2014_may.pdf

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