Building Capacity for Women's Health: Peer Reviewer Training

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Dr. Ella August, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
Event Date: 
July 17, 2018
Event Time: 
10:30am to 3:30pm
2239 Lane Hall
Event Accessibility : 
Ramp and elevator access at the E. Washington Street entrance (by loading dock). Accessible restrooms on south end of Lane Hall, on each floor of the building. Gender neutral restroom on 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.

Requirements to participate in the training:

  • You must be a doctoral level student in a health-related discipline
  • You must have some scientific writing experience

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

  • You must attend a short orientation and a separate one-day training session
  • 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

2-Day Training Session:
Tuesday, July 10 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday, July 17 10:30am - 3:30pm

Apply online at

Lunch provided on 7/17. 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.