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[Research Seminar] Scientific Writing Skills: Tricks of the Trade

[Research Seminar] Scientific Writing Skills: Tricks of the Trade
Date
22 June 2017 (Thursday)
Time
10:00 - 13:00
Venue
Rm 709, 7/F, Esther Lee Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Speaker
Professor Ruth E. Taylor-Piliae
Associate Professor
College of Nursing, University of Arizona
Biography: http://www.nursing.arizona.edu/ruth-e-taylor-piliae

Biosketch
Prof. Ruth Taylor-Piliae is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Arizona. The goal of her research is to increase physical activity among older adults with heart disease and stroke through the implementation of innovative interventions such as Tai Chi, to improve physical functioning, reduce fall rates and improve quality of life. Prof. Taylor-Piliae received her B.S.N. from California State University Fresno, her M.N. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and her Ph.D. from the University of California San Francisco. She completed a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in cardiovascular epidemiology and prevention at Stanford University. Prof. Taylor-Piliae has received funding as a principal investigator from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Hospital Authority of Hong Kong, National Institute of Health, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She reviews for professional journals and has had over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts published in top-tiered journals both within nursing and inter-professional journals. She is highly cited for her work (citations>2000, h-index=25, i10-index=37). Prof. Taylor-Piliae is a long standing member in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Sigma Theta Tau’s International Honor Society of Nursing, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, and the American College of Sports Medicine. She has received several teaching, research and service awards including the Suzanne Van Ort Peer Award for Graduate Teaching, the Extraordinary Faculty Award, the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Mathy Mezey Excellence in Aging Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Council. In addition, she was named a Tucson Fabulous 50 Nurse in 2015. Currently, Prof. Taylor-Piliae serves on the Executive Leadership Council, as Secretary, for the statewide Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition.

Abstract
In this “Scientific Writing Skills: Tricks of the Trade” seminar, we will cover principles of effective writing, and how to craft better sentences and paragraphs; using an interactive format.  We will review how to organize writing, streamlining the writing process, formatting original manuscripts, and the publication process, with examples provided. Issues in scientific writing (e.g., plagiarism, authorship, ghostwriting, reproducible research) will be discussed, we will conclude this seminar with how to do a peer review and how to communicate research findings with the lay public.

Remark
Participants can earn 3 CNE points by attending this research seminar.

All staff from The Nethersole School of Nursing are welcome to attend. For registration, please fill in the Online registration form by 15 June 2017 (Thursday).

Enquiry
Ms. Sammi Ng
The Nethersole School of Nursing
Tel: (852) 3943 4039
Email: samming@cuhk.edu.hk

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