PhD Summer Intensive


Attendence and registration are required,  Tuesday June 10 - Friday June 13, 2014
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We are excited for all of our PhD students and PhD faculty to come together at this year's Intensive.  For the 2014 Draft Intensive Agenda, click here.

Orientation to the PhD Program - for New Students Only! 

Linda Moneyham, PhD, RN, FAAN

  • Overview of Program & PhD Education - Research-focused doctorates, Program Outcomes, expectations for students, The Nurse Scientist, research vs. practice focused doctorates, Funding Your Doctoral Education, The Research Mentor & Mentee, What the best PhD students do – tips for success
  • The Research Scientist Trajectory - The PhD Experience as a Foundation, Research Immersion Experiences, The Research Practicum, Becoming expert in your focus area – substantive core courses
  • PhD Bootcamp

Statistics Review

David Vance, PhD,MGS, & Dheeraj Raju, PhD

  • Basic Data Management & Descriptive Stats - Entering raw data, reverse scoring, scoring/composite scores, means, standard deviations, frequencies, missing data, tables & graphs
  • Basic Inferential Stats - Correlations, chi-square, T-test, & ANOVA
  • Covariates & Multiple Regression - Defining covariates, correlations vs. partial correlations, ANOVA vs. ANCOVA, multiple regression, & more

Writing & Dissemination

Rita Jablonski, PhD, RN, FAAN

The purpose of this Writing Workshop is to assist doctoral students with meeting one of two outcomes: completion of a chapter for their proposal defense (dissertation option) or completion of a manuscript (three manuscript option, must have permission of committee). The daily activities will be divided into 2 periods: a period of discussion and critique, followed by a 2-hour period of intense writing. Full agenda and can be downloaded here.

Professional Development

Karen Heaton, PhD, CEN, FNP-BC & Gwendolyn Child, PhD, RN

  • Who are you?  The importance of your brand; ② Selling your brand-finding a fit; ③ Transitions
  • Strategies for taking charge of your faculty development (FD) across missions
  • Dissemination:  The critical path to impact; ② Work-life balance

All students are required to attend the Jean Kelley Lecture.

Posters! Posters! Posters!

All students are expected to submit a poster of their work.  A 54x36 poster template can be downloaded here.
Posters that have been previously presented at recent conferences are acceptable for submission, however posters presented at last year's PhD Intensive will not be accepted.  Posters must be sent electronically to by June 4, 2014
Students are required to print their posters at their own expense.   A number of printing options are available;

Getting to know UAB

Find out all you need to know about visiting the UAB campus and Birmingham, AL.  You may know it as the birthplace of the steel movement, but this “Magic City” has grown into a charming Southern city with a buzzing urban center – and UAB is right in the middle of it.