Research Professionals Network

Take your career to the next level:  Join the Research Professionals Network!

The Research Professionals Network (RPN) was established to provide an opportunity for faculty and staff in Duke Health to enhance their contributions to the research community through educational and networking opportunities.  Interested research professionals can join our listserv at docr-rpn@dm.duke.edu to receive meeting invites.

Goals and Objectives

  • Provide members with formal and informal professional development opportunities including workshops, lectures, discussion groups, and other community events.
  • Foster networking amongst research professionals both within and outside of the Duke research community.
  • Champion a culture of excellence within the Duke clinical research enterprise.

August RPN Events

  • August 18th, 2022 Lessons learned from the Translational Omics  Research Misconduct Case 
    • Join us for an interactive event hosted by the Duke Office of Scientific Integrity, ASIST to hear about the lessons learned from the Duke Translational Omics Case. What are the potential causes of this outrageous misconduct case and the impact it had? What are some of the key steps that the institution has taken to support a strong research environment where research is conducted with utmost rigor and integrity?  Speaker: Emilia Chiscop Head, PhD | Click for Zoom Link

  • August 25, 2022: It is all in your head! But... it shouldn't be. The Case for Proper Storage Locations and SOPs Speakers: Simona Farcas and Lisa Jordan | Click Here to Register for this RPN+ Session

RPN LinkedIn Group

The RPN LinkedIn group serves to promote networking and collaboration amongst members and other research professionals both within and outside of Duke Health. Group members are encouraged to use this platform to connect with other members, post discussion questions, share helpful resources and articles, and inform the network about other networking and professional development events in the area.

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Scheduled Meeting Topics

*All events will be hosted via Webex or Zoom until otherwise posted.

  • August 18th, 2022 "Lessons learned from the Translational Omics  Research Misconduct Case" Speaker: Emily Chiscop Head, PhD
    • ​​​​Join us for an interactive event hosted by the Duke Office of Scientific Integrity, ASIST to hear about the lessons learned from the Duke Translational Omics Case. What are the potential causes of this outrageous misconduct case and the impact it had? What are some of the key steps that the institution has taken to support a strong research environment where research is conducted with utmost rigor and integrity?

      Speaker: Emilia Chiscop Head, PhD

      Actively participating in the event for 60 minutes fulfills the RCR-200 requirement for Faculty and Staff engaged in research

  • September 15th, 2022 "Bite-Size Well-Being During Times of Uncertainty"

    • ​​​​In this session, we will look at simple, evidence-based strategies that have a meaningful and enduring impact on well-being.

      Speaker: Bryan Sexton, Ph.D.

 

NEW: RPN+ Onboarding/Introductory Topic Series 

Registration links for these topics will be posted in the DOCR Newsletter and sent to the RPN+ New Hire Cohorts. They will not be sent directly to the full listserv. Sessions are held at 1PM on the last Thursday of the month. To learn more about the RPN+, suggest an introductory topic, or volunteer to facilitate a session visit the DOCR Onboarding and Training page. 

  • August 25, 2022: It is all in your head! But... it shouldn't be. The Case for Proper Storage Locations and SOPs

  • September 29, 2022: Responsive and Clear Communications to Get What You Need

    • Speakers - Angela Rice-Warren and Wendy Bloomer 

  • October, 2022: TBD - Click Here to Suggest a Topic

    • Speaker - TBD 

  • November 10, 2022: Tools and Technology for Communication and Organization in Clinical Research

    • Speaker - Jamie Roberts

  • December 8, 2022: Teamwork and Being a Good Team Member

    • Speakers - Angela Rice-Warren and Wendy Bloomer 

Research Professionals Network Online

You can review the content from previous Research Professionals Network meetings using the following links.

 

  • June 30, 2022 | RPN+ | Are They Available!? Using Outlook and Calendars to Your Advantage | View Recording | Slides
  • June 16, 2022 | RPN | Professional Development and Career Paths in Clinical Research: Considering Your Path and Being Part of the Change | View Recording | Slides
  • May 26, 2022 | RPN+ Professional Development and Career Paths in Clinical Research | View Recording | Slides
  • May 19, 2022 | RPN | eTools for Clinical Research at Duke - 2022 | View Recording | Slides
  • April 28, 2022 | RPN+Typical Clinical Research Meetings and Participating Effectively | View Recording | Slides
  • April 21, 2022 | RPN | CRU 2.0: How We Restructured Psychiatry CRU | View Recording | Slides
  • March 24, 2022 | RPN+ |Communication Methods: Should I Text or Email This? | View Recording | Slides
  • February 24, 2022 | RPN+ | Starting Out Social with RPN+ Mentoring and Peer Community Building | View Recording | Slides
  • February 17, 2022 | The Practice of Return of Research Findings to Participants | View Recording | Slides
  • January 20, 2022 | Understanding the Differences in Communication Styles and Health Literacy between the US and Hispanic/Latino Populations | View Recording Slides
  • December 16, 2021 | Preserving Your Well-Being | View Recording | Slides
  • October 21, 2021 | Holding a Space for Possibility: Flexible Thinking at Work and Home | View Recording
  • September 16th, 2021 | Empowering the Participant Voice: Research Participant Perceptions Survey View Recording | Slides
  • August 19th, 2021 | How Can Research Staff Support Building Research Ready Communities | View Recording | Slides
  • July 9th, 2021 | Building Your Portfolio for Tier Advancement: Writing Tips and Strategies | View Recording | Slides
  • May 20th, 2021 | Team Management and Microsoft Teams | View WebEx Slides
  • April 15th, 2021 | Taking a Chance at Something Big: Duke Clinical Research at Pickett Road | View Webex | Slides
  • March 18th, 2021 | Using Social Media to Recruit (During a Pandemic)| View Webex | Slides
  • February 18th, 2021 | "Understanding the Burden of COVID-19 in Healthcare Workers: Early Results from the HERO Program​ Speaker" | View Webex | Slides
  • December 10th, 2020 | "The Many Roles of the Registered Dietitian + Healthy Eating During Holidays"| View Webex | Slides
  • November 19th, 2020 | “Leadership During Difficult Times- There is No Time Like the Present” | View Webex | Slides
  • October 22, 2020 | “Diversity in Clinical Research: What We’ve Learned” | View Zoom
  • September 24,2020 | “Team Science” View Zoom | Slides
  • August 20th, 2020 | “What You Should Know When Switching to eConsent” | Slides
  • June 18, 2020 Task Management Practices and Tools for Clinical Research at Duke | View Webex | Slides
  • May 28, 2020 | Developing your Growth Mindset | View Webex | Slides
  • May 7, 2020 | Professional Portfolio Development – You Don’t Have to Hit Pause! | View Webex | Slides
  • March 5, 2020 | Overview of Crucial Conversations | View Webex | Slides
  • January 23, 2020 | Resume Preparation | View WebEx | Slides
  • November 14, 2019 | Why Research Matters - Research Study-Bullous Pemphigold
  • October 24, 2019 | Growth Mindset and Mentorship | 
  • September 18, 2019 | Exploring New Technologies and Learning Opportunities | View WebEx | Slides
  • August 22, 2019 | Overview of the Clinical Quality Management Program | View WebEx | Slides
  • July 25, 2019 | Improving Readability in Clinical Research | View WebEx | Slides
  • June 6, 2019 | Project Management for Clinical Research: Myths, Realities, and Practicalities for Success | View WebEx | Presentation Slides | Overview of UNCW CLR Program
  • April 18, 2019 | WebEx Tips and Tricks for Hosting Successful Online Meetings | View WebEx | Slides
  • March 20, 2019 | Strategies for Building Your Professional Portfolio at Duke | View WebEx Slides 
  • February 21, 2019 | Effective Communication: How to Avoid the Common Pitfalls and Maximize Professional Strengths | View WebEx | Slides | Handouts
  • January 31, 2019 | Professionalism in Research | View WebEx | Slides
  • December 6, 2018 | Social Networking
  • November 8, 2018 | Long-term Preparation for Tier Advancement Panel Discussion
  • October 19, 2018 | FDA Audits WebEx View WebEx
  • October 11, 2018 | Professionalism in Research Conversation Café
  • September 13, 2018 | Showing Leadership at any Level Panel Discussion
  • August 9, 2018 | Work-Life Integration Workshop
  • June 7, 2018 | Professional Development and Certification Opportunities through SOCRA and ACRP
  • May 16, 2018 | Journal Club Meet-up
  • April 23, 2018 | Journal Club Meet-up
  • April 19, 2018 | “Understanding Generational Differences and How They Impact the Workplace” by Keynote Speaker Dan Nagy
  • March 21, 2018 | Journal Club Meet-up
  • March 14, 2018 | Making the Most of Your Performance Review Slides
  • January 2018 | RPN Relaunch Event “Networking 2.0” with Keynote Speaker Kris McGuigan
  • November 2017 | Designing for Engagement, Recruitment and Retention: Do you see what they see? From Idea to Implementation Slides
  • September 2017 | Conversation Café: Shaping the Future of the RPN
  • August 2017 | How to Introspectively Reset When Your Buttons are Pushed in the Workplace Audio | Slides
  • June 2017 | Tools and Strategies For Managing Multiple Projects Audio | Slides
  • April 2017 | Coordinator Self-Care in Therapeutic Areas Involving Bereavement Audio
  • March 2017 | There Is No "I" in "Team" Audio | Slides
  • February 2017 | Unlocking Your Leadership Potential Audio
  • September 2016 | What REDCap Can do For You
  • August 2016 | Duke - UNC Collaborative | View
  • June 2016 | Investigational Drug Services
  • March 2016 | Office of Corporate Research Collaborations: When to use MTAs and DUAs
  • January 2016 | Documenting Data Flow
  • September 2015 | Having Difficult Conversations with Teammates, Employees and Managers
  • August 2015 | Polishing Your Impromptu Presentation Skills
  • June 2015 | Leadership in Health Care
  • May 2015 | Thinking Beyond the Silos
  • April 2015 | IRB Behind the Scenes
  • March 2015 | Research Professionals Job Classifications

 

For more information, please contact DOCR-rpn@dm.duke.edu.