Research Skills Training Series - Spring 2010

These trainings are open to all CPC fellows, trainees, and staff. If you have any questions about a presentation, contact the presenter or

Virtual Private Network: Don't Do Email from Home (or while Traveling) Without It!

Did you know that without the VPN client your onyen/password will be sent across the internet (possibly through routers in Washington, D.C. or Atlanta, GA) in clear text format! Learn how to download, install, and configure the Cisco VPN client for secure communications to the UNC servers from home or while traveling.
Thursday, January 21
1:15 - 1:45
405C CPC East
Presented by Tim Van Acker

Using NIH's "Resources and Environment" Section to Your Advantage
Tuesday, Feb. 16
10:30 - 11:30
405 CPC East
Presented by Gina Della Porta

MS Project 2007
Monday, Feb. 22
10:00 - 12:00 (starting time changed from 9:00 to 10:00)
405 A & B CPC East
Interested participants must contact Lori Delaney by Feb. 16 to attend
Presented by Simon Walker, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Major Changes to NIH's Proposal Guidelines and Review Criteria, Effective January 2010
Forget everything you have ever learned about preparing an NIH proposal. NIH has revised page limits, application guidelines, and review criteria for proposals beginning in January 2010. Gina Della Porta will describe the changes that you need to know!
Tuesday, Feb. 23
2:30 - 3:30
405 CPC East
Presented by Gina Della Porta

Creating Research Posters for Conferences (PAA)
Learn everything you need to know to create a poster in PowerPoint for the PAA Conference and other conferences.
Wednesday, Feb. 24
10:30 - 11:30
405 CPC East
Presented by Tom Swasey

Stata Results to Excel and Word

While Stata doesn't provide built-in commands to copy results easily into Excel or Word, the user community has provided several nice tools for this purpose. This workshop will introduce the lower-level commands that Stata does provide along with some of the commands available from users.
Friday, Feb. 26
9:30 - 10:30
405 CPC East
Presented by Phil Bardsley and Andrea Richardson

Videoconferencing with Adobe Connect
Thursday, March 25
10:00 - 11:00
309 CPC East
Presented by Chris Fholer

Advanced Excel: Pivot Tables
Learn more about the power of using Excel 2007 PivotTables as an exploratory tool

  • use PivotTables in an interactive environment to quickly query and summarize large amounts of data
  • explore data trends and relationships in a point and click environment
Tuesday, April 6

10:00 - 11:30
405 A&B CPC East
Presented by Jan Hendrickson-Smith

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