April 27, 2016
Autism Awareness Events
9th Annual EHS STAR Autism Awareness 5K
The 9th Annual EHS STAR Autism Awareness 5K will be held on April 30, 2016 at Boulware Springs Nature Park in Gainesville. Online registration is $15 and on-site registration is $20. There will be refreshments, prizes, & family fun. T-shirts for first 200 paid participants. This event is organized by Eastside High School Students Together for Autism Research (EHS STAR) and benefits the UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD). To register please visit: http://uffuflevents.imodules.com/2016-star-5k
For more information, please visit our website: http://card.ufl.edu/2016/03/08/2016-star-5k
5th Annual Suwannee River Paddle for Autism
The 5th Annual Suwannee River Paddle for Autism will be held on April 30, 2016 in Mayo, Florida. Paddle down the Suwannee into the beautiful crystal-clear springs! Then enjoy free entertainment by The Saltwater Cowboys and Lucky Mud. Proceeds will support services to local schools provided by the UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.
For more information, please visit our website: http://card.ufl.edu/2015/12/21/save-these-dates or http://www.facebook.com/SuwanneeRiverPaddleForAutism
Submitted by Carole Polefko, UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
In-Person and Online Support Available for UFIT-Supported Classrooms
UFIT designs, installs, and maintains the classroom technology used in more than 250 classrooms around campus. The Classroom Support group offers one-on-one consultations and online video tutorials to help instructors become familiar with technology they haven’t used before. For more information, visit http://classrooms.at.ufl.edu.
Submitted by Fedro Zazueta, UF Information Technology
UF/IFAS to Host Panel about Global Food Security with Rep. Ted Yoho
When: May 2, 2016, 1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Where: UF Animal Sciences Horse Teaching Unit (HTU); 1934 SW 63rd Ave. From main campus, head south on SW 13th St., and turn right onto SW 63rd Avenue. The HTU is located about 0.4 miles down the road on the right. Parking is ample.
What: A panel discussion to highlight the important contributions being made by the University of Florida to the fight against global food insecurity and malnutrition.
Background: The UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) was in DC mid-April to meet with Congressional representatives. While in Washington, the House of Representatives passed the Global Food Security Act, a bill crucial to the continuation of the important Feed the Future Innovation Lab research at UF. Congressman Ted Yoho’s district includes the University of Florida, and he is a supporter of this legislation and other USAID-supported research at public land-grant institutions. This panel will provide a greater understanding of how that research affects his district and U.S. efforts to promote nutrition, food security and partnerships with farmers abroad. In attendance will be representatives from the Gates Foundation, 1,000 Days non-governmental organization and USAID.
Tentative Panel Participants:
Dr. Sherry Larkin, Assistant Dean for Research, UF/IFAS (moderator)
Dr. Gbola Adesogan, Director Livestock Systems Innovation Lab
Dr. Kevin Folta, UF Horticultural Sciences
Dr. Jim Anderson, UF Institute for Sustainable Food Systems
Dr. Walter Bowen, UF IFAS Global
Rep. Ted Yoho, Florida’s 3rd Congressional District
Katy Button, Gates Foundation
Lucy Sullivan, 1,000 Days
Saharah Moon Chapotin, USAID
Submitted by Jeanna Mastrodicasa, IFAS
Making Assessment Work - Using ORCIDs to Improve Your Institutional Assessments - NISO
Thursday, April 28, 2016, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Library West, room 419
Given the recognized benefits of using unique identifiers in any digital environment, many academic teams are moving to acquire the necessary expertise required for capturing and integrating ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) into their internal systems. This webinar will introduce attendees to specific use cases and implementations of the ORCID ID as a useful tool for precisely associating traditional and nontraditional output with the particular creator of that content.
Featured speakers include Alice Meadows, Director of Community Engagement and Support, ORCID, who will talk about ORCID's new Collect & Connect program. Collect & Connect aims to build trust in the research infrastructure by ensuring that ORCID IDs are embedded in key researcher workflows—grant and manuscript submission systems, research information management and profile systems, and more. Christopher Erdmann, Head Librarian, Wolbach Library, Harvard University, will talk about the adoption of ORCID identifiers in the context of a specific research community in close conjunction with a government agency, NASA. University of Michigan librarian Merle Rosenzweig will talk about her institution’s highly successful integration of ORCID in various units and web-based systems.
Videoconferencing is not available for this webinar.
UF Libraries Employees: Log onto the UF Libraries Staff Development and Training website at http://uflib.ufl.edu/its/ using your Gatorlink user name and password and select the enroll button for the workshop(s) you wish to attend. To cancel your enrollment, simply select the Cancel button.
All Other Parties: To enroll please send an email with your name and the name of the course to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submitted by Barbara Hood, George A. Smathers Libraries
UF in the National Parks
For the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary this summer, UF Communications would like to highlight the work of UF faculty members and students in the National Parks. Whether it’s field research, instruction, advising policymakers or another activity, we’d like to share your accomplishments with audiences nationwide.
If you’d like to be included, please email email@example.com with the name of the park(s), the time frame of the work and a brief description of the activity by May 2.
Submitted by Alisson Clark, University Relations
Dr. Betsy Shenkman Appointed to Co-chair National PCORI Pediatrics Research Group
Building upon years of research in children’s health, pediatric cancer outcomes and health disparities among vulnerable populations, Betsy A. Shenkman, Ph.D., was appointed to serve as national co-chair of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s PCORnet Pediatrics Cross-Cutting Research Group (CCRG). Shenkman is chair of the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy and director of Institute for Child Health Policy in the College of Medicine.
The newly formed group will help the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) set national priorities for pediatric research using the institute’s nationwide research network, PCORnet. This vast network seeks to link large numbers of patients, health care systems, clinicians, and researchers across the country to accelerate the translation of research findings into patient-centered care. The Pediatrics CCRG is tasked with leveraging the power of PCORnet and big data to identify and address some of the nation’s most pressing pediatric health problems.
Shenkman said she is honored to have been selected as national co-chair of PCORI’s Pediatric CCRG and is eager to get to work. She and her co-chair, Christopher Forrest, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pediatrics and health care management at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, will work closely with patients, family members, clinicians, and health system leaders to identify and prioritize the nation’s top pediatric health issues. Forrest also is principal investigator of the PCORnet pediatric clinical data research network, or PEDSnet.
The research group also will look to PCORnet and big data to help conduct research in areas that have been identified via critical clinical observations. For example, a cluster of problems among newborns that had been exposed to opiate drugs in the womb, known as neonatal abstinence syndrome, recently has been identified as a clinical priority.
Link on the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy’s website: http://health-outcomes-policy.ufl.edu/2016/04/05/dr-betsy-shenkman-appointed-to-co-chair-national-pcori-pediatrics-research-group-2/
Submitted by Elizabeth Hillaker Downs, Institute for Child Health Policy