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SOPH-NORC Roundtable Luncheon

Date: Tue 9/04/2012

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (Lunch included)

Location: 3rd floor Lister Hill Library
Ireland Room 1700 University Boulevard

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This informal luncheon on authorship is being offered in order to help investigators consider and negotiate authorship decisions. At this roundtable discussion, senior representatives of all five departments will offer insights as to how they navigate decisions about determining, ordering, and apportioning credit to authors. General questions and current concerns are encouraged to be discussed during the Q&A period.

Audience: All SOPH Faculty & Fellows, Office of Energetics, and all NORC Fellows.

Email your interest to Richard Sarver at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call (205) 975-9169.
As lunch will be served, please RSVP prior to Fri 8/24/2012.

Moderator: David B. Allison, Ph.D.: SOPH Dean’s Office


  1. Susan L Davies Ph.D.: Health Behavior
  2. Michelle Fanucchi Ph.D.: Environmental Health Sciences
  3. George Howard, DrPH: Biostatistics
  4. Michael Morrisey Ph.D.: Health Care Organization and Policy
  5. Elizabeth Delzell MSPH SD & Craig Wilson MD: Epidemiology

Some questions that will be considered:

  1. How do you determine who is an author?
  2. How do you determine the order of authorship?
  3. How do you determine the corresponding author?
  4. As an evaluator of faculty (e.g., tenure and promotion), how do you determine/apportion credit for authorship?
  5. How does/should this vary by journal, field, department, or institution?
  6. Do you believe there are some common misuses of authorship that should be corrected?

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