School of Graduate Studies and Research
Research Appreciation Week 2005
Schedule of Events

IRB 101

Monday, April 11, 2005
HUB, Multi-Purpose Room (Ohio Room)
Advance Registration Required
Program 8:30am4:00pm

IRB 101 is a highly acclaimed, one day training course that educates participants about the history and ethics of human subjects research, and the federal regulations associated with the conduct of human subjects research. The session will include lectures, case studies, and a Question and Answer session.

Designed by Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), IRB 101 will be taught by Moira Keane, MA, CIP ,Director of Research Subjects' Protection Programs at the University of Minnesota, and Daniel Nelson, MS, CIP, Associate Professor of Social Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

To register for the session, please email Julie Bassaro at by Friday, April 1, 2005.

Grant Writing Workshop for Graduate Students

Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Continuing Education Computer Lab
9:00am10:30am or

Session will include information about:

Writing successful grants, "A Twelve Step Program"
Finding funding opportunities
Applying for a research grant as a graduate student
To register please email Julie Wyse at by Friday, April 8, 2005.

Faculty and Staff Poster Display

Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Folger Dining Hall, Banquet Room
10:30am1:30pm - Luncheon Attendees
1:30pm3:00pm - Public

For additional information, contact Vivian Filer by calling 724-357-2856 or by emailing

11th Annual Research Appreciation Luncheon

Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Folger Dining Hall, Banquet Room
11:30am - 1:30pm
By Invitation Only

Poster Session for Undergraduate and Graduate Students. sponsored by Sigma Xi

Wednesday, April 13, 2005
HUB, Susquehanna Room

For additional information, contact Ed Donley by calling 724-357-3792 or by emailing

Using Grants to Achieve Your Professional Goals

Thursday, April 14, 2005
HUB, Conemaugh Room

Part I Session 8:00am - 9:30am
Part II Session 9:45am - 11:15am

Sessions repeated in the afternoon for your convenience

Part I Session 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Part II Session 4:00pm - 5:15pm

In this lively, fast paced seminar, you will learn how to find and win grant funds to help achieve your professional goals. You will learn how to successfully approach foundations, corporations, and government funding sources, and how to develop a tightly written letter proposal and winning grant application. The seminar will be led by David Bauer, an energetic and humorous "teacher's teacher," who has shared grant seeking techniques with thousands of educators.

Additional information and the registration form are available by e-mailing Vivian Filer at or by calling

Stats for Lunch, sponsored by the Applied Research Lab

Thursday, April 14, 2005
HUB, Allegheny Room

These popular lunchtime sessions are open to all campus researchers.

An Analysis of "ANCOVA"
Presenter: Dr. Christoph Maier
Mathematics Department, IUP

Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) is an approach to statistical modeling that can be used when a factor has considerable effect on the response variable, but can not be controlled because its values are not known until the experiment is run.

Consider a study to determine the effect a "smiley face" on a restaurant bill will have on the size of the server's tip. Blocking can take care of many differences between servers, between restaurants, and between customers, since these factors can be assessed before the customers place their order. But ANCOVA might be useful here since some factors, such as the total amount of the bill, are not known until after the meal has been completed.

This talk will focus on concepts of ANCOVA. It will tackle questions such as:

When should ANCOVA be used or not used?
How does ANCOVA work?
Concepts will also be illustrated with some diverse examples.
For additional information, contact Edie Bash by calling 724-357-2439 or by emailing

IUP Centers and Institutes Director and Staff Appreciation Breakfast

Friday, April 15, 2005
Folger Dining Hall, Banquet Room
By Invitation Only