Week Nine: What is going on?

Experimental Design and Hypothesis Testing

iBiology

Let’s Experiment – Experimental design and hypothesis testing

What is the scientific method? How do you ask a “good” scientific questions? What characteristics go into creating a logically sound hypothesis? A well-designed and constructed experiment will be robust under questioning and will focus criticism on conclusions, rather than potential experimental errors. Sound experimental design should follow the established scientific protocols and generate useful statistical comparisons. Using a customized version of iBiology’s “Let’s experiment,” scientists from a variety of backgrounds will give concrete steps and advice to help you build a framework for how to design experiments in biological research. We will use case studies to make the abstract more tangible. In science, there is often no simple right answer. However, with this course, students can develop a general approach to experimental design and hypothesis testing. After completing this course, students will be able to analyze the logic structure hypothesis, define the various components of an experiment, and generate an independent hypothesis.

Blog posts highlighted this week!

2020 VIRTUAL GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FAIR OVERVIEW FOR STUDENTS

Aug 3-7th: https://www.training.nih.gov/gp_fair

July 20th

9:45 AM – Pre-meeting chats

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Program virtual “huddle”

https://vanderbilt.zoom.us/j/9637959466

OPTIONAL: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM SU – Statin Adherence Across Diverse Populations

Dr. Fatima Rodriguez – https://profiles.stanford.edu/85681

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://stanford.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bVlDHFWjR8KF6_GwQTvTBA 
Password: CVI@Lokey

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Video Group Check-in: Final videos are due!!!!!!! START PAPER WRITING 

https://vanderbilt.zoom.us/j/9637959466

July 21st

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Free Yoga Session

OPTIONAL: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM – SU – Health Policy and Public Health Career Path Panel

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://stanford.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bVlDHFWjR8KF6_GwQTvTBA
Password: CVI@LokeyOrganizer: PAECER-SURE ProgramPAECER-SURE ProgramCreator: Created by: Kendra OliverCreated by: Kendra Oliver

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM VU Cardiovascular Science Talk

Quinn Wells, MD, PharmD, MSCI

Join Zoom Meeting: https://vanderbilt.zoom.us/j/95770031891?pwd=eURlQkVzY1dlZjEyd2pPODlPVEtpdz09

Meeting ID: 957 7003 1891. Password: 906417

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM VU MD Panel

Description:

Dr. Fonz Ikeda (SU) – MD Admissions Officer
Joey Barnett, PhD (VU) – https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/pharmacology/person/joey-v-barnett-ph-d/
Kristen Goodell, MD (BU) – https://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm/profile/kristen-goodell/
Roopal Kundu, MD (NWU) – https://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/faculty-profiles/az/profile.html?xid=15591

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://stanford.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bVlDHFWjR8KF6_GwQTvTBA
Password: CVI@Lokey

July 22nd

OPTIONAL: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM – SU – CV Research Talk

Dr. Kristy Red-Horse – https://profiles.stanford.edu/kristy-red-horse

https://stanford.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bVlDHFWjR8KF6_GwQTvTBA
Password: CVI@Lokey

Description: Dr. Michael Ma – https://profiles.stanford.edu/michael-ma

Register in advance for this webinar: https://stanford.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bVlDHFWjR8KF6_GwQTvTBA  Password: CVI@Lokey

July 23rd

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: VU Career Pathway talk – Debra Dixon career talk

https://vanderbilt.zoom.us/j/9637959466

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: BU PD: Data Visualization

Facilitator : Lisa Sullivan ,PhD, MPH (BUSPH)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://bostonu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0uduuhqzwsGdwIwCSu3akKr6XLjP-wgtCM

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM : Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt

https://vanderbilt.zoom.us/j/9637959466

12:30PM – 1:30PM : PAECER-SURE Student-Produced CVD Health Disparities Video Series Viewing Party

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/307230100652501

Through an NHLBI- and AHA-funded summer research internship at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, we have been given the opportunity to research various cardiovascular diseases of interest to us. Our projects have focused on exploring various topics related to cardiovascular health disparities and inequities. This work culminated in the production of four videos addressing an aspect of cardiovascular disease and the complexities that underlie health disparities. These topics range from identifying the effects of maternal smoking on the likeliness of birthing a preterm baby, heart-healthy diets and food deserts, Hypertension and preeclampsia, and how mental health contributes to cardiovascular health and vice versa.

We want to invite you to join our viewing party and complete a survey questionnaire that assesses the impact of these videos on July 24th at 12:00 PM. A total of four videos, each of which is shorter than 10 minutes, will be shown and a post-video survey should take you between 5-10 minutes each. In total, this event should take no more than an hour and a half of your time. There is no compensation for participating in this event or completing the surveys.


Join Zoom Meeting
https://vanderbilt.zoom.us/j/92848460173?pwd=RTRTZklqNk5LMFduNGFUU1lMcnF0dz09
Meeting ID: 928 4846 0173
Password: 12345

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM : SU – MyoKardia Visit: Career Panel

https://myokardia.zoom.us/j/98238265404

Welcome students to MyoKardia’s career focused panel! We are excited to virtually meet you and share about our professional journeys with the hope that it blesses yours. 

Agenda:
MyoKardia Intro (5 min)
Intern brief intro (10 min): Name, major, career objective (if known)
Panelists intro (area of study, career path) (15 min): Name, title, what they studied
Discussion addressing questions/areas of focus submitted ahead of time (15 min)
Q&A: (10 min)

Panelists:
Cynthia Kelly, Assoc Dir, Project Team Leader 
Jeff Douglas, Exec Dir, Clinical Operations
Renee Fuller, Patent Counsel
Sarah Fernandes, Sr Project Mgr  

Moderator: 
Vu Nguyen, Recruitment Business Partner

July 24th

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: SU – Social Determinants of Health

Description:Dr. Fatima Rodriguez – https://profiles.stanford.edu/85681
Dr. Yeuen Kim – https://profiles.stanford.edu/yeuen-kim
Dr. Michelle Albert – https://profiles.ucsf.edu/michelle.albert

12:30PM – 1:30PM : PAECER-SURE Student-Produced CVD Health Disparities Video Series Viewing Party

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/307230100652501

Through an NHLBI- and AHA-funded summer research internship at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, we have been given the opportunity to research various cardiovascular diseases of interest to us. Our projects have focused on exploring various topics related to cardiovascular health disparities and inequities. This work culminated in the production of four videos addressing an aspect of cardiovascular disease and the complexities that underlie health disparities. These topics range from identifying the effects of maternal smoking on the likeliness of birthing a preterm baby, heart-healthy diets and food deserts, Hypertension and preeclampsia, and how mental health contributes to cardiovascular health and vice versa.

We want to invite you to join our viewing party and complete a survey questionnaire that assesses the impact of these videos on July 24th at 12:00 PM. A total of four videos, each of which is shorter than 10 minutes, will be shown and a post-video survey should take you between 5-10 minutes each. In total, this event should take no more than an hour and a half of your time. There is no compensation for participating in this event or completing the surveys.

Topic: PAECER-SURE Summer 2020 Video Party
Time: Jul 24, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://vanderbilt.zoom.us/j/92848460173?pwd=RTRTZklqNk5LMFduNGFUU1lMcnF0dz09
Meeting ID: 928 4846 0173
Password: 12345

Published by Kendra Oliver

I am an experienced scientist passionate about science communication, multi-disciplinary projects, and online learning and engagement approaches. It is critical that we find new strategies to communicate scientific finding and engage the public. Using online learning and visualization methods, I am exploring visual science communication to support online education and science marketing approaches. Although classically trained as a research scientist in pharmacology, I consider myself a science communication designer with skills ranging from project management, pedagogical approaches to online learning, video production, instructional design, and web design. With a foundation as a cross-disciplinary team member, I am interested in developing and utilizing these skills to produce science marketing, communication, and engagement strategies, particularly those at the intersection of art and science.

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