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Our research and innovation programs focus on prevention, health monitoring and rehabilitation. We have more than 120 faculty members in five different departments who collaborate on research programs that address everything from cardiovascular health to neurological diseases to orthopedics to aging to pediatrics and so much more. We collaborate across our University and with external partners — in the health sciences and an array of other disciplines. We also emphasize the importance of ‘education as research’ and seek better ways to develop a workforce for today’s healthcare; we find better and more innovative ways to teach students and prepare them for careers. Our long term goal is to contribute to a ‘Healthy Delaware’ and develop best practices that advance healthcare across the nation and across the globe.

Research News

Upcoming Workshop: Management Skills for Scientist Workshop September 20 and 21, 2018

CHS and the COBRE in CV Health will sponsor an interactive Management Skills for Scientist Workshop September 20 and 21, 2018. The workshop will be presented by Dr. Carl Cohen from Science Management Associates. Dr. Cohen has worked with a number of universities, biotechnology companies, and NIH.

This is an interactive workshop with a somewhat limited capacity. If you are interested in attending please submit a NIH biosketch along with a cover letter that includes a commitment to attend both days of the workshop and a description of your lab group/research team. New faculty should include a description of the team you are building/hoping to build. Submit these documents to Dave Edwards (dge@udel.edu) by June 15th.

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The early deadline is to get the workshop on your calendar for fall planning (i.e. syllabus planning for recording lectures, out of class assignments, etc) so that you can attend both days.

The skills to be learned include:

  • How to reach equitable and fair agreements in difficult situations.
  • How to effectively interact with and manage a wide variety of people, including some who you may find “difficult.”
  • How to plan and run productive meetings.
  • How to identify, select and orient the best new hires for your group or team.
  • How to keep scientific and other staff on track and productive by setting useful goals, giving helpful feedback and providing informative performance reviews.

Agenda – September 20th 8:30-noon Difficult conversations and interactions in the research workplace: Fundamentals of negotiation Noon – 12:45 Lunch 12:45 – 4:30 Leading scientific team and project meetings

Agenda – September 21 st 8:30-noon Hiring and retaining your science team. Selecting, interviewing and orienting Noon – 12:45 Lunch 12:45 – 4:30 Managing your science team: Setting goals, giving feedback and evaluating scientists, technical and administrative staff

 

 

Management Skills for Scientist Workshop September 20 and 21, 2018

CHS and the COBRE in CV Health will sponsor an interactive Management Skills for Scientist Workshop September 20 and 21, 2018. The workshop will be presented by Dr. Carl Cohen from Science Management Associates. Dr. Cohen has worked with a number of universities, biotechnology companies, and NIH.

This is an interactive workshop with a somewhat limited capacity. If you are interested in attending please submit a NIH biosketch along with a cover letter that includes a commitment to attend both days of the workshop and a description of your lab group/research team. New faculty should include a description of the team you are building/hoping to build. Submit these documents to Dave Edwards (dge@udel.edu) by June 15th.

The early deadline is to get the workshop on your calendar for fall planning (i.e. syllabus planning for recording lectures, out of class assignments, etc) so that you can attend both days.

The skills to be learned include:

  • How to reach equitable and fair agreements in difficult situations.
  • How to effectively interact with and manage a wide variety of people, including some who
    you may find “difficult.”
  • How to plan and run productive meetings.
  • How to identify, select and orient the best new hires for your group or team.
  • How to keep scientific and other staff on track and productive by setting useful goals,
    giving helpful feedback and providing informative performance reviews.

Agenda – September 20th
8:30-noon Difficult conversations and interactions in the research workplace: Fundamentals of negotiation
Noon – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 4:30 Leading scientific team and project meetings

Agenda – September 21 st
8:30-noon Hiring and retaining your science team. Selecting, interviewing and orienting
Noon – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 4:30 Managing your science team: Setting goals, giving feedback and evaluating scientists, technical and administrative staff

Resources for Faculty

CHS Preliminary Data Grant Program

The CHS Preliminary Data Grant Program is focused on aiding faculty in acquiring preliminary data for an upcoming grant submission.  These are not pilot grants instead they are designed to fill gaps in preliminary data to support the aims directly linked to a panned extramural grant submission in the next 12 months.  CHS investigators can request up to $10,000. For more details please contact Dave Edwards (dge@udel.edu)

External Peer Review of Grant Proposals

CHS investigators can apply any time for up to $500 to assist with external peer review of developed extramural proposals.  For more details please contact Dave Edwards (dge@udel.edu)

Grant Writing Support

The UD Research Office recently announced a pilot program to support proposal editing and graphic support for faculty with research workload who have not received federal funding in the last 5 years.  The initial pilot program runs from 5/1/2018 – 6/30/2019.  See the link below for more information. 

http://udel.edu/researchoffice/grantdev

Contact Dave Edwards (dge@udel.edu) with any questions

Biostatistical Support

For more information, visit the biostatistics page.