Additional Information: Scientific Communications
Below are resources for quality improvement research and scholarship, information about science & scientific writing, how to properly or correctly cite the Department of Medicine in publications and journals, oral and poster templates including PowerPoint presentation resources with the Emory logo as well as other logo options, and descriptions of the various types of publications to help you choose which one will help you most in your promotion and academic career endeavors.
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Please review the documents and resources below and let us know if you have questions - DOMResearch@emory.edu.
- Emory/GA Tech Healthcare Innovation Program - Healthcare Outcomes Program (quality, safety, satisfaction)
- QI Methods Selection Tool
- SQUIRE publication guidelines
- Standards for Reporting Qualitative Research: A Synthesis of Recommendations
- AHRQ Patient Safety Net
Journals interested in QI submissions
- Journal of Hospital Medicine
- The Joint Commission Journal on Quality & Safety
- Quality & Safety in Healthcare
- Journal of Patient Safety
- Annals of Internal Medicine
- Journal of General Internal Medicine
- Quality Management in Healthcare
- Federal Practitioner (for VA projects)
- American Journal on Medical Quality
Grants and funding
- Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Presentation /event opportunities
- Emory Healthcare Quality Day (Only available for internal faculty via the Intranet)
- Advancing Healthcare Quality Research at Emory - run by the Department of Medicine for all of Woodruff Health Sciences Center researchers
National organizations and meetings
- Institute for Healthcare Improvement
- Academy for Healthcare Improvement
- AAMC Integrating Quality - Inter-professional QI and involvement of trainees
- Emory Quality Academy
- Leadership for Healthcare Improvement (Only available to internal faculty via the Emory Intranet)
- Practical Methods for Healthcare Improvement(Intranet)
- VA Quality Scholars Program (Atlanta VA Medical Center)
- VA Quality Scholars Fellowship flyer
- VA Faculty Training (Atlanta VA Medical Center)
- IHI Open School online training resources
- Online masters programs - Masters in Healthcare Quality and Safety - Jefferson School of Population Health
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Successful Scientific Writing for Public Health Professionals course is available to Emory Department of Medicine Faculty. If not seeking a degree, you must register as a Special Standing student.
This course takes an active, participatory approach to learn how to communicate the findings of research and investigations more effectively and expedite publication of manuscripts. With approximately 14 contact hours of in-class instruction, problem solving, and practical application, it is conducted in weekly, 2-hour sessions over the course of a 7-week half semester.
Working in small groups, students spend much of their class time critiquing actual published and unpublished manuscripts, including their own, and solving a wide range of exercises that exemplify the real-world challenges that authors face.
Free-form, in-class discussions make it possible for class members to learn from one another’s experiences. Students bring to class a draft thesis, study data, or a draft manuscript in development. They will be required to turn this material into a manuscript ready for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.
The Emory Department of Medicine places strong emphasis on its broad and innovative research programs. Because publications are an integral part of research and in order to track departmental impact, we must ensure we are citing our affiliations correctly and consistently. We therefore request that you please include all three of the following criteria when citing your author affiliation in publications:
- Emory University
- Department of Medicine
- Your Division
• Poster Presentation (48x72 in) - Emory Department of Medicine 4x6 feet poster presentation template
• Poster Presentation (36x60 in) - Emory Department of Medicine 3x5 feet poster presentation template
Logo options: Emory, Healthcare, VA, Grady and GA Tech. There should be at least one person for each institutional affiliation in the list of authors.
• Oral Presentation PowerPoint template (10-15 min)
Where to Get Your Poster Printed
- Emory Document Services
Located in Dobbs University Center (main campus)
- FedEx Office Print & Ship Center
2088 N Decatur Rd, Suite A
Decatur, GA 30033
• "How to Give a 10 Minute Presentation"
Powerpoint talk by Peter Wilson
• "Making a Great Powerpoint Presentation"
Adapted from talks by Kim Manning and Nat Flacker
Need Guidance for Your Oral or Poster Presentation?
Sign up for a free one-on-one consultation with an experienced DOM faculty member through the Emory faculty Consult Program.
The templates available on this site have been approved for use by the appropriate communications and marketing staff. If you need to use any or all of the logos in other types of publications – either online, in print or both – please request use through the following contacts to ensure they fulfill branding standards and licensing agreements.
University logos website (includes branding guidelines) - Contact Stanis Kodman with any questions.
Department of Medicine and division logos - contact Kelly Johnson with any questions.
Contact Mark Swilley for use of the Emory Healthcare logo.
Atlanta VA Medical Center
Contact Robin Brown in Public Affairs at 404-321-6111, ext. 5155.
Contact Steve Bollinger at email@example.com.
Contact Leigh Reece at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Original Research Article
This type of paper describes the results of either clinical studies or basic science experiments. It undergoes an extensive peer review process before being accepted for publication.
It may be invited or submitted and provides an up-to-date perspective on a specific topic. It may be peer-reviewed.
This is generally an invited paper and provides an expert’s perspective about the importance of another article that may or may not be published simultaneously.
This is a description of a single novel clinical case. The findings may represent a novel presentation, diagnostic test, or therapy. It is usually short and focused. It may undergo peer-review.
These papers are generally less extensive than other publications, do not appear in print, and may/may not undergo peer-review.
A collection of articles or chapters on a specific topic or area. One serves as an editor of the work by soliciting contributions from other authors or serves as a principal author of the work.
This is a review of a specific type of disease or biological process. It is generally a comprehensive work that is published along with other reviews on related topics or themes.
A written summary of a talk or poster presentation at a symposium or meeting. It is typically combined with other similar articles into a single issue of a journal, etc.