Building Capacity for Women’s Health: Peer Reviewer Training

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Dr. Ella August, Clinical Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, University of Michigan
Event Date: 
September 19, 2017
Event Time: 
9:00am to 5:00pm
2239 Lane Hall
Event Accessibility : 
Ramp and elevator access at the E. Washington Street entrance (by the loading dock). There are accessible restrooms on the south end of Lane Hall, on each floor of the building. A gender neutral restroom is available on the first floor.
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Are you a U-M graduate student in a health-related field? Do you want to support faculty and researchers in low-income countries who work in women’s health?

Apply to become a peer reviewer for Dr. Ella August’s “Building Capacity for Women’s Health” program. You’ll receive training on how to be an effective peer reviewer for manuscripts targeted for scientific journals. After your training, you’ll provide follow-up writing support to faculty and researchers in low-income countries who have undergone initial training on scientific writing and publishing.

Graduate students peer reviewers will be paid a small stipend for the training sessions. Lunch will be provided.

Requirements to participate in the training:

  • You must be in a graduate program studying a health-related field
  • You must have some scientific writing experience

Requirements to become a peer reviewer for Building Capacity for Women’s Health:

  • You must complete the entire three days of training
  • You must agree to review at least one scientific manuscript after you complete training
  • You must agree to protect confidentiality of the material that you review

3-Day Training Session:

  • Tuesday, September 19
  • Tuesday, October 3
  • Tuesday, October 24

All sessions will take place from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in 2239 Lane Hall.

Apply online:

For more information, contact Ella August at

Workshop Instructor:

Ella August, PhD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan. Dr. August has nearly two decades of experience in research, and has been teaching scientific writing for over a decade. She specializes in helping STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) faculty, scientists and students to effectively and persuasively communicate scientific ideas. Her teaching approach encourages writers to reflect on the connection between their discipline’s values and modes of communication, and to consider how these forces shape writing in their field. She teaches publication, writing and critical thinking courses and workshops internationally and domestically.