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Hot Topics in Research

Hot Topics in Research is an educational lunch-and-learn series designed to inform the UTHSC community of opportunities and resources available to them. Attendees will learn about a variety of topics, from institutional support and tools to new policies, regulations and trending topics in the areas of health science education and research. 


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Save the Date: Nov. 19, 2019

Join us Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 12:00pm CT in the Research Compliance Training Room (910 Madison, Ste. 650) for a live webinar, "Responding to Reviewers Comments."  Primarily for students, post docs, and early career faculty, this webinar will be presented by Mark Pedretti, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Providence College.  Light refreshments will be served. 

Journal articles are usually anonymously reviewed by expert peers. Sometimes helpful, sometimes infuriating, reviewers’ comments can make or break a publication; a negative review can substantially impede the publication process. Dr. Pedretti will discuss strategies for addressing reviewer’s comments (both positive and negative), the relationship between editor and reviewer, and whether comments are in fact “make or break.” Dr. Pedretti will also talk about strategies for documenting responses to suggestions, and how to politely decline to make changes that are off-base. The goal is to equip webinar participants with tools for navigating the unspoken rules of the review process. 

This presentation was originally misadvertised as a Hot Topics event.

Hot Topics will resume in January.


To see an archive of past presentations, please see the Recorded Presentations webpage.

Last Published: Nov 1, 2019