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Prevention Research Center, Division of Prevention & Population Sciences, UNM Department of Pediatrics

MSC11 6145
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
2703 Frontier Ave NE
Research Incubator Building (RIB) Suite 120

Phone: (505) 272-4462
Fax: (505) 272-3955

Rio Grande Institute Professional Development

Purpose

To provide an opportunity for faculty and staff, colleagues, and community partners to build capacity for prevention research. Presentations focus on specific topic areas relevant to our goal of expanding our prevention research, knowledge, and skills. Additionally, presentations serve as an opportunity for interaction and mutual learning among researchers and practitioners.

Past Presentations

August 8, 2017: The Man Behind the Curtain Opportunities and Dilemmas in the Age of Machine Learning

Flyer for Rohisha Adke and Stephen Koo's presentation on data technologyFrom self-driving cars to computer-aided analysis of medical images, machine learning is said to be the next "digital revolution." But what is machine learning, really, and what can it do for us? How are data and algorithms impacting our society already, and what are the ethical and policy questions we should consider as they do?

Presenters: Rohisha Adke (M.S. Statistics/B.S. Mathematical & Computational Science, Stanford ‘17) and Stephen Koo (M.S./B.S. Computer Science, Stanford ‘17)                          

Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Place: Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons
UNM Campus, 2703 Frontier Ave NE  Albuquerque, NM 87131

March 15, 2016: How to set-up and use Audiovisual (AV) equipment for effective presentations

How to set-up and use Audiovisual (AV) equipment for effective presentations

Part of our work at the Prevention Research Center includes sharing our work in the form of audiovisual presentations. This hands-on presentation will focus on how to set-up and use the AV equipment both at UNM and out in the field. The topics covered include: the components of the combo, the different types of connections, using audio (speakers), using video, connecting to the internet, sharing your presentation and/or meeting using Skype, etc. If you have any questions or suggestions for topics you would like to have covered, please email Felipe Amaral at FAmaral@salud.unm.edu.  

Presenter: Felipe Amaral, MA, Instructional Media Specialist  

Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Place: Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons
UNM Campus, 2703 Frontier Ave NE  
Albuquerque, NM 87131

January 19, 2016: Advocacy: Using Op-Eds and Social Media to get your Messages Out

Advocacy: Using Op-Eds and Social Media to get your Messages Out

Researchers and practitioners have an important role to play in educating policy-makers about their work and evidence-based prevention strategies. Learn how to use op-eds and social media (eg. Facebook,Twitter, Instagram) to provide information regarding the health and well-being of our children and communities. This session will include presentations and demonstrations, after which interested participants will be walked through setting up and using a Twitter account as a tool for communicating about your work. We’ll also be live tweeting the session with the #unmprc hashtag.

Presenter: Theresa Cruz, PhD and Patty Keane, MS, RD  

Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Place: Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons
UNM Campus, 2703 Frontier Ave NE  
Albuquerque, NM 87131

August 18, 2015: Adobe Connect training for presenters

Adobe Connect training for  presentersWould you like to use web conferencing to communicate with your audience, co-workers, and stakeholders? Join us for a hands-on online workshop that will provide an opportunity to use the different resources available for presenters so you can use this powerful tool as part of your work. This is the second part of the first Adobe Connect presentation (overview) conducted on June 2. This session will be taught at a higher level and, as such, it has some pre-requisites. Please register online to make sure you meet the pre-requisites and be granted access to the workshop.

Presenter: Felipe Amaral, MA, Instructional Media Specialist  

Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Place: http://meeting.unm.edu/rgi-connect/ 

June 2, 2015: How to make the world a smaller place: using web conferencing for effective Communication & Dissemination

How to make the world a smaller place: using web conferencing  for effective Communication & DisseminationWith the advent of new technologies, the social framework of today’s world is in a constant state of flux. The possibilities for collaboration have never been greater, as geographical distance is no longer a barrier for effective Communication & Dissemination. To answer these needs, UNM provides the Meeting.UNM system, a video conferencing and collaborative meeting-space environment powered by Adobe Connect 8. This workshop will provide an overview of the system and its resources and discuss how you can use this powerful tool as part of your work. To join this presentation remotely: http://meeting.unm.edu/rgi-connect/

Presenter: Felipe Amaral, MA, Instructional Media Specialist

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Place: Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons
UNM Campus, 2703 Frontier Ave NE  
Albuquerque, NM 87131 

May 19, 2015: Sexual Assault and Title IX: Do you know your rights and responsibilities?

Sexual Assault and Title IX:  Do you know your rights and responsibilities? Do you know what to do if a student or employee discloses a sexual assault that took place on campus? Under Title IX of the Civil Rights Act you have specific reporting and action requirements. This presentation, offered by the UNM Office of Equal Opportunity, will provide a basic understanding of Title IX, what to do if someone reports a sexual assault, confidentiality requirements, how to support someone who discloses, and campus and community resources available to help survivors.

Presenter: Aaron Jim, EEO Compliance Officer, UNM Office of Equal Opportunity

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Place: Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons
UNM Campus, 2703 Frontier Ave NE  
Albuquerque, NM 87131 

April 21, 2015: Writing for Publication

Writing for PublicationMedical and health researchers publish papers in professional journals to disseminate their findings so that patient care can be improved or a public health problem mitigated and to advance their careers. The process of preparing a manuscript for submission to a journal, however, can be frustrating and even intimidating. Renée Robillard, a former manuscript editor for the New England Journal of Medicine and long-time “author’s editor,” will provide some tips on several aspects of the submission process, including manuscript formatting, critically appraising your paper, and avoiding common errors in grammar, punctuation, and usage.

Presenter: Renée Robillard, MA, ELS, Editorial Specialist

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Place: Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons
UNM Campus, 2703 Frontier Ave NE  
Albuquerque, NM 87131 

March 17, 2015: VIVA/Step Into Cuba Trail Locator App Development

VIVA/Step Into Cuba Trail Locator App Development Internet users are spending an increasing amount of time accessing the internet via smartphones.  Recent research indicates users spend 89% of that time accessing media through mobile apps. Please join us for a presentation about mobile phone application development.  We will discuss how the VIVA/Step Into Cuba Trail Locator App was conceived and developed along with all the hurdles and challenges. We will also discuss any questions or ideas you have about our application or how your program may benefit from this technology.

Presenter: Alejandro Ortega, BS, Community-Based Research Specialist 

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Place: Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons
UNM Campus, 2703 Frontier Ave NE  
Albuquerque, NM 87131 

January 20, 2015: Hear Me Out! Workshop for Public Health Researchers and Practitioners

Hear Me Out!  Workshop for Public Health Researchers and Practitioners Want to talk about your work with a legislator during the upcoming legislative session, but not sure where to begin? Want to let your senator know about your project, but you don’t know how to present it? In this interactive session we will review how we can best advocate to policymakers and educate them about the importance and impact of our work. We will practice “elevator speeches”, review how to prepare for a meeting with a legislator, and highlight some general tips for effectively educating policymakers (and the public), and pitfalls to avoid. You don’t need to have a specific issue in order to attend, but please come prepared to participate!

Presenter: Patty Keane, MS, RD 

Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Place: Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons
UNM Campus, 2703 Frontier Ave NE  
Albuquerque, NM 87131 

November 13, 2014: New and Powerful Tools for Changing Behavior: Social Marketing

New and Powerful Tools for Changing Behavior: Social Marketing

When education alone is not enough to change behavior…
Social marketing might be the missing piece you are looking for!
Please join us for a presentation about what social marketing is and how we can use it in our programs to create change!

Presenter: Glenda Canaca, MD 

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Place: Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons
UNM Campus, 2703 Frontier Ave NE  
Albuquerque, NM 87131 

July 15, 2014: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Interested in learning about geographic information systems (GIS)?
Curious about how GIS can be used for data mapping and analysis in public health?
Interested in learning more about a “real world” example of using GIS in prevention research?

Presenters: Alejandro Ortega, BS 
Kathryn Peters, BS 
Danielle Parker, BA

Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Place: Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons
UNM Campus, 2703 Frontier Ave NE  
Albuquerque, NM 87131 

March 18, 2014: REDCap

REDCap

Need to build a database? A secure survey? Dread the thought of using Access? Discover the user-friendly REDCap software for secure online data management. During this presentation, we will cover the basics of REDCap, including online database building. This software allows secure online access for team members to enter data live at field sites or in the office, and it’s free!

Presenter: Emily A. Lilo, MPH

Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Place: Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons
UNM Campus, 2703 Frontier Ave NE  
Albuquerque, NM 87131 

January 21, 2014: Tools for Advocacy in Prevention Research and Public Health

Tools for Advocacy in Prevention Research and Public Health

This session will explore how researchers and practitioners in prevention and public health can best educate policy-makers on the importance and impact of our work.

Presenter: Patty Keane, MS, RD, LD

Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Place: Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons
UNM Campus, 2703 Frontier Ave NE  
Albuquerque, NM 87131 

September 17, 2013: Tools for Advocacy in Prevention Research and Public Health

Tools for Advocacy in Prevention Research and Public Health

This session on advocacy is to understand how we can best educate legislators, and other decision-makers on the importance of our work in prevention and public health. Special guest Mariana Padilla from Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office will share effective strategies for advocating at the federal level.

Presenter: Patty Keane, MS, RD, LD

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Place: Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons
UNM Campus, 2703 Frontier Ave NE  
Albuquerque, NM 87131 

May 21, 2013: Qualitative Research Methods with Children and Adolescents

Qualitative Research Methods with Children and Adolescents

Children and teens are at particular developmental and life stages, with their own perspectives, experiences and vulnerabilities, and they are often perceived as perplexing or challenging as research participants. In this seminar we will discuss a range of qualitative methods for conducting research with kids, including interviews, participant observation, focus groups PhotoVoice, audio diaries, journaling, research via social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) and participatory research. Come share your own experience and learn something new to try in your next research project.

Presenter: Julia Meredith Hess, PhD

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Place: Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons
UNM Campus, 2703 Frontier Ave NE  
Albuquerque, NM 87131 

March 19, 2013: NVivo Webinar: Using NVivo as a Research Tool

NVivo Webinar: Using NVivo as a Research Tool

Using real data from a Duke University study, this webinar will provide an overview of the key features of NVivo software:

  • How NVivo supports qualitative and mixed methods research
  • Using NVivo for writing robust literature reviews
  • NVivo for grant writing and research proposal development, data management and analysis, and manuscript preparation
  • How NVivo provides a platform to collaborate with colleagues or your research team in real time

The webinar is planned as an interactive session; comments and questions are welcomed. You may join us in the RIB Commons, or use the following link to register to watch at your own computer: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/221418314

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Place: Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons
UNM Campus, 2703 Frontier Ave NE  
Albuquerque, NM 87131 

January 15, 2013: Conducting Survey Research

Conducting Survey ResearchSurveys are one of the most common research strategies used to answer health-related questions and lengthy textbooks have been written about survey methods. This talk will provide an overview of key features of strong survey design and implementation. Dr. Beth Tigges has developed and conducted several N.I.H.-funded school-based surveys of adolescents and been the Co-Investigator for the N.I.H.-funded National Children's Study, a community-based survey study, in Valencia County for the past five years. She is the Director of Tracking and Evaluation for the UNM HSC Clinical and Translation Science Center.

Presenter: Beth Tigges PhD, RN, PNP
Associate Professor, College of Nursing

Date: Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Place: Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons
UNM Campus, 2703 Frontier NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131 | (505) 272-4462

September 18, 2012: Mixed Methods Design in Health Research

Mixed Methods Design in Health Research

Please join us for a professional development session on the use of mixed methods design in health research. We will discuss how qualitative and quantitative research can be used together and why you might want to use mixed methods in your work. We will examine the structure, process and function of mixed methods and provide examples of common patterns for discussion.

Presenters: Julia Meredith Hess, PhD
Theresa Cruz, PhD

Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Place: Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons
UNM Campus, 2703 Frontier Ave NE  
Albuquerque, NM 87131 

January 17, 2012: Epidemiology for the Non-epidemiologist, Part 4

Epidemiology for the Non-epidemiologist, Part 4This is the fourth in a series of stand-alone sessions on epidemiology for those who are interested in population health research, practice and policy but who have little or no formal training in study design and methods. This session will focus on case control and cohort study designs. 

Presenter: Theresa Cruz, PhD, Research Assistant Professor
UNM Department of Pediatrics, Division of Prevention and Population Sciences. 

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Place: Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons, UNM Campus, 2703 Frontier NE, 
Albuquerque, NM 87131 (Map)


November 15, 2011: A Guide to Basic Statistics for the Non-Statistician

A Guide to Basic Statistics for the Non-StatisticianThis presentation describes appropriate statistical methods for testing research hypotheses. You will receive a practical guide to statistical tests and we will discuss the most common tests used in health research.

Presenter: Elena O’Donald, MS, Data Analyst
UNM Department of Pediatrics
Division of Prevention and Population Sciences. 

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Place: Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons, UNM Campus, 2703 Frontier NE, 
Albuquerque, NM 87131 (Map)


September 20, 2011: Epidemiology for the Non-epidemiologist, Part 3

Epidemiology for the Non-epidemiologist, Part 3

This is the third in a series of stand-alone sessions on epidemiology for those who are interested in population health research, practice and policy but who have little or no formal training in study design and methods. This session will focus on research designs.

Presenter: Theresa Cruz, PhD, Research Assistant Professor
UNM Department of Pediatrics, Division of Prevention and Population Sciences. 

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Place: Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons, UNM Campus, 2703 Frontier NE, 
Albuquerque, NM 87131 (Map)


July 19, 2011: Epidemiology for the Non-epidemiologist, Part 2

Epidemiology for the Non-epidemiologist, Part 2

This is the second in a series of stand-alone sessions on epidemiology for those who are interested in population health research, practice and policy but who have little or no formal training in study design and methods. This session will focus on how effects are measured and the ways bias can be introduced into studies.

Presenter: Theresa Cruz, PhD, Research Assistant Professor
UNM Department of Pediatrics, Division of Prevention and Population Sciences. 

Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Place: Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons, UNM Campus, 2703 Frontier NE, 
Albuquerque, NM 87131 (Map)


May 17, 2011: Epidemiology for the Non-epidemiologist, Part 1

Epidemiology for the Non-epidemiologist, Part 1

This is the first in a series of stand-alone sessions on epidemiology for those who are interested in population health research, practice and policy but who have little or no formal training in study design and methods. This session will focus on the basics of determining the relationship between a risk or protective factor and a health outcome.

Presenter: Theresa Cruz, PhD, Research Assistant Professor
UNM Department of Pediatrics, Division of Prevention and Population Sciences. 

Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Place: Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons, UNM Campus, 2703 Frontier NE, 
Albuquerque, NM 87131 (Map)


March 15, 2011: Evaluation and Promotion of Physical Activity: Incorporating Latin American Perspectives

Evaluation and Promotion of Physical Activity: Incorporating Latin American PerspectivesInspired by an online course given in Spanish by the Institute of Nutrition for Central America and Panama (INCAP) and sponsored by the CDC, tools and resources for physical activity promotion and evaluation will be presented from a global perspective, with special emphasis on Latin American research and views.

Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Place: Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons, UNM Campus, 2703 Frontier NE, 
Albuquerque, NM 87131 (Map)