Grant Writing, Part Two

Speakers to College of Pharmacy faculty on 26 April 2021 shared some practical aspects of applying for grants at Roseman University.  Finding Grants The first speaker was Sonia Jones, Roseman’s Director of Grants Administration.  She pointed out that there is a wide array of grantmaking organizations beyond the federal government.  These include state and local… Read More

Grant Writing, Part One

“Grant writing is like trying to sell a used car to a group of used car salesmen.”  This was the evocative, but apt, analogy used by Dr. Jon Sprague in his Zoom presentation to pharmacy faculty on December 3, 2020.  Dr. Sprague is currently the Director of Scientific Research for the Ohio Attorney General and… Read More

Getting the Writing Pipeline Flowing

Pharmacy writers seeking to improve their scholarly writing may have heard of the ever-expanding writing sprint called the #RXWritingChallenge. The #RXWritingChallenge is a 14-day challenge designed to encourage participants to dedicate 30 minutes a day, Monday through Friday, to writing. The aim of the challenge is to jump start or reinvigorate publication progress – whether… Read More

Involving Students in Research

Roseman pharmacy students often begin the program without any sort of research experience. Nonetheless, research experience is a selling point for those seeking residencies, which are becoming as desirable as they are competitive to obtain. This has led to extensive student interest in becoming involved in research during pharmacy school, preferably with the end of… Read More

Where do I publish?

It can be a joy to see your research in print, but also a big headache to get it there.  Assuming you’ve executed a decent research plan and generated interesting results, you are now tasked with putting your work into the context of the entirety of human knowledge (seemingly), describing all your procedures and results… Read More

Statistical Software

They say you never really learn statistics until the time comes to analyze your own data.  Once you are faced with this situation, your first question will probably be What statistical test is appropriate for my data?  The second will most likely be, Now, how do I run this test? To help address the second… Read More

The Pros and Cons of Database Research

On its face it seems too good to be true:  take a large dataset generated by someone else, search it for something interesting, and write up the results for publication without all the expensive and time-consuming data collection, low response rates, low statistical power, or complicated IRB applications associated with doing it yourself. Yet these… Read More