LASER PULSE Blog

New Templates available for Research Translation

The LASER PULSE Research Translation team is excited to present templates and tools now available to Network Members. These resources are intended to directly support research translation projects by addressing critical areas in knowledge, understanding, and implementation. View the tools below or on our website to see what would be helpful to you in your research...

Research and Research Translation Capacity in sub-Saharan Africa Higher Education Institutions

As one of its core activities, the Long-term Assistance and Services for Research (LASER) – Partner University-Led Solutions Engine (PULSE) initiative conducted a research capacity assessment in partner Universities/Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The assessment targeted low and middle-income country institutions. Makerere University, a LASER-PULSE consortium member led this assessment which identified barriers and opportunities to research...

Observing research translation in action through a virtual workshop: An example from Northern Iraq

On May 20, 2020 Juan Posada-Burbano facilitated a research translation strategy workshop to establish a shared understanding of the knowledge gaps addressed early on in the research project. The discussion at the end of the workshop focused on how to identify practitioner stakeholders, incentivize deep collaboration, and how to disseminate research results and products to...

LASER-CGDV Colombia Hackathon Results

LASER PULSE, in collaboration with QED, Data Elevates, Tableau, and the USAID Mission in Colombia, is pleased to announce the winners of our data visualization hackathon.  The past few months have shown us the added importance of data analysis and data visualization in international development, and we want to thank everyone who participated in...

Teaming Science

L. Michelle Bennett, Ph.D., did her postdoctoral fellowship in the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) IRP, where she was part of the team that characterized and localized the human BRCA1 gene to the long arm of chromosome 17. She became passionate about understanding the characteristics of successful research team functioning and collaboration when she...

Featured Members From Our Network

Below are three members we thought you might want to connect with. You can find all our members by searching by sector or location on the LASER PULSE network page. Kipkoech, Carolyne Member Preferred Email: carolyne.kipkoech@jkuat.ac.ke Member Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kipkoech_Carolyne Institution: Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Position at Insitution: Research Scientist/Post Doctoral Associate Research Publication Title: John Kinyuru Carolyne Kipkoech 2018 Production and growth parameters...

Learning about barriers and opportunities to practitioner-researcher collaborations in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi (Vietnam)

Image- Hanoi, Vietnam: Air Pollution is one of the topic areas of the Vietnam R4D Conference. Alexandra Towns (CRS)  The LASER PULSE consortium met with researchers and practitioners in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in December to discuss their experiences with research collaborations and research translation. Discussions focused on the topical areas of air and...

LASER-CGDV Colombia Hackathon

LASER PULSE is conducting a data visualization hackathon in collaboration with the Center for Global Data Visualization (an initiative of QED), the USAID Mission in Colombia, Data Elevates, and Tableau. More than 220 students from at least 9 universities (including Purdue, Notre Dame, and 5 universities in Colombia) worked in teams of 2-4 people to produce informative data...

Ethiopia Conference on Research for Development

A LASER PULSE Research for Development (R4D) Conference is planned to take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in May 2020. The conference will focus on (1) Youth Development, and (2) Resilience, with a theme "Partnerships for Research and Field Practice on Development Solutions." The conference will convene 100-120 participants (researchers and practitioners) from Ethiopian universities, NGOs,...

Vietnam Conference on Research for Development

LASER PULSE has unfortunately had to postpone its February 18-20, 2020 Research for Development (R4D) Conference in Vietnam due to concerns with the coronavirus outbreak. Encouraged by our strong partnerships in and interest from Vietnam, we will reschedule this event targeting the Fall of 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and will...

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