The CV – Section II: Teaching

This is the next part in a series of posts on editing, styling, and formatting curriculum vitae. Section II: Teaching Next up in this CV series we’ll review the Teaching section, and I have provided a sample of Section II with different types of entries. The first subsection here (A) should include all teaching assignments, […]

The CV – Section I: Educational and Professional History

Section I: Educational and Professional History For this series on CVs, I’ll use the basic Carver College of Medicine template. Although this template is very helpful, it may not include everything needed, or it may include sections that don’t apply. At the least, it’s a helpful guide for where and how to note achievements on […]

The CV: Introduction

This post is the first in a short series about the CV — that necessary annoyance for any academic professional.  If you’re just getting started with a new CV, or are new to UI Health Care and need to get your current CV into a standard house format, the Carver College of Medicine offers a […]

Reference formatting, in-text citations

Back in February I posted about selecting and formatting references in a manuscript. Since then I have noticed some other general styling concerns that persist regardless of a particular journal’s instructions. Always cite a source at the first mention of a source, not at the end of several sentences reporting information from that source. If you refer to […]

PowerPoint Presentations

Many of the principles that applied in my last entry about posters are also relevant for PowerPoint presentations. Before we discuss content, let’s review a bit about templates, designs, and logos. If you have struggled to find a University of Iowa Health Care, Carver College of Medicine, or Stead Family Children’s Hospital PowerPoint template, they […]

Poster Content and Design

Spring conference season is in full swing, and while we’re all still attending annual professional conferences virtually, most of the same standards and guidelines for printed posters apply to e-posters. First and foremost, if you need assistance in creating an eye-catching poster, be sure to enlist the services of our talented Design Center graphic designers, […]

Rejected! Now what?

Every author gets rejected. What to do with a rejection can be challenging. Do you revise or immediately resubmit elsewhere? The answer depends mostly on what sort of reasons you were (or were not) given for a rejection. Immediate rejection is usually due to one of a couple of reasons. The first and most common […]

Manuscript Tips: Submission Process

The following is the final installment in a series on writing for publication from Kris Greiner, editor in the Design Center. Explore her suite of editing services. For those who are fairly new to manuscript writing, or for those needing a refresher, I thought a review of what happens to papers after submission might be helpful. While I have […]

Manuscript Tips: Effective Figures, Tables, and Graphs

The following is the next installment in a series on writing for publication from Kris Greiner, editor in the Design Center. Explore her suite of editing services. As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” This is especially relevant to manuscripts or any type of visual presentation (such as posters or PowerPoint presentations), when word count […]