Workshop News: December 2014

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During the week of December 2-6, 2014, SSI led a scientific manuscript writing workshop in Bogota, Colombia. SSI’s Scientific Director, Dr. Maria Elena Peñaranda, led the training with support from instructors Katie Marker (our new Project Manager) and Kendra Shanley (a super SSI volunteer and former SSI staff member). 17 scientists from the Centro Dermatologico Federico Lleras Acosta (CDFLA) made up this excellent group of participants.

Bogota Dec 2014 workshop group photoThe training was very successful and generated a lot of interest by participants in improving their manuscript preparation process.

“I recently had the opportunity to attend [an SSI] course in drafting of scientific articles and I feel pleasantly satisfied because the information provided was extremely useful, trainers were experts in the subject, and the presentations made and practical work in English were an excellent opportunity to strengthen the understanding of language, because scientific literature is found in a large percentage in this language. SSI their work is admirable and I hope to have the opportunity to get training with you again. Thanks and Colombia awaits you with open arms!” – Lic. Marcela Parra Muñoz, Graduate Student participant

SSI will hopefully be following up with a scientific proposal writing workshop with the CDFLA in Spring of 2015 to support researchers in improving their proposals for several national research funding calls in Summer 2015.

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