Mon September 22

Endnote or Zotero? A Comparative Introduction

UTSA Libraries – Faculty Services

Dr. Roberta Astroff

Head of the Downtown Campus Library

Dr. Astroff is Head of the Downtown Campus Library at UTSA. As a researcher and a librarian, she has spent way too much time manually creating bibliographies and reference lists.

Dr. Astroff holds an M.A. from New York University, an M.L.S from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.12D   |  Faculty Center Digital Studio   |  Main Campus

Each bibliographic management software program can be used to save time, organize large collections of references, and automate the production of reference lists. This workshop covers basic procedures for creating reference collections, using “cite while you write” functions, and sharing bibliographies with co-authors and assistants.

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Tue September 23

“It’s all about the Blast”: PTSD and TBI after Combat Blast Explosions

UTSA Research

Dr. Alan Peterson

Professor of Psychology

Dr. Peterson is a board certified clinical health psychologist, Professor, and Chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine within the Department of Psychiatry and School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is the Director of the STRONG STAR Consortium and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD. These two consortia include over 150 research collaborators and 25 institutions worldwide. He served previously as the Chair of the Department of Psychology and the Director of the Clinical Health Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2005 after 21 years of active duty service including deployments in support of Operations Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom. He has clinical and research expertise in the areas of PTSD, psychological resiliency, and military health psychology. He has over 300 scientific publications and presentations and has obtained over $100 million in peer-reviewed federal research funding. 

4 - 5 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

Part of the SALSI Lecture Series, this presentation will review the symptomatology, etiology, and epidemiology of PTSD and TBI after blast exposure. It will also review the research opportunities at UTHSCSA and UTSA to examine the diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, and treatment of PTSD and TBI in military service members and veterans.

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Fri September 26

Census Data for Health Care Planning and Community Assessment

UTSA Libraries

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   |  JPL 2.01.16   |  Group Spot   |  Main Campus

Learn to navigate the U.S. Census Bureau website, data tools, interactive maps, and quick searches to understand the changing demographics of Central and South Texas communities.

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Mon September 29

Roadmap to Funded Research Series 1: Foundations of Grant Seeking

UTSA Research

Dr. Ana Wandless

Dr. Belinda Flores

Dr. Floyd Wormley

Ms. Lauren Moore

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.12C   |  Faculty Center Conference Room   |  Main Campus

The goal of this session is to assist early career faculty and/or grant writing novices in developing a plan for pursuing funded research. Topics include establishing long-term research and grant writing goals and collaborations; seeking and identifying relevant funding opportunities; critically reading funding solicitations; communicating with program officers; and accessing UTSA resources for research and grants support.

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Mon October 06

Building the NSF Grant Proposal

UTSA Research - San Antonio Life Sciences Institute

Dr. Robert Porter

Former Director of Research Development, University of Tennessee

Dr. Robert Porter has presented grant writing workshops at leading universities and medical schools internationally. Formerly Director of Research Development at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Porter has received the Distinguished Faculty Award by the Society of Research Administrators International. With thirty years' experience as a tenured professor, private consultant and research administrator, his proposals have won more than $8 million in awards from government agencies and private foundations. A national leader in the growing field of research development, he has presented papers and workshops on grant writing at national conferences and has published prize-winning articles in the Journal of Research Administration and Research Management Review. Dr. Porter has previously taught at Virginia Tech, Swarthmore College, Susquehanna University and Eastern Washington University. He holds graduate degrees in Speech Communications from the University of Michigan.

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.   |  JPL 4.04.22   |  Assembly Room   |  Main Campus

This workshop will focus on critical aspects of interacting with the agency as well as proven techniques for effective writing in each section of the NSF grant proposal.

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