First Annual Research Development Conference

College Park, Maryland
Tuesday, June 09, 2009

FIRST ANNUAL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
June 9, 2009

University of Maryland
Marie Mount Hall
College Park, MD 

   

          AGENDA          


Meeting Goal: Form a cohesive group of Research Development Professionals

Research Development encapsulates of a set of strategic, proactive, catalytic, and capacity-building activities designed to facilitate individual faculty members, teams of researchers, and central research administrations in creating relationships and developing and implementing strategies that increase institutional competitiveness in pursuing and securing large-scale and/or strategic research support.

Research Development professionals initiate and nurture critical partnerships and alliances throughout the institutional research enterprise and between institutions—and with their external stakeholders. With the goal of enabling competitive individual and team research and facilitating research excellence, Research Development professionals build and implement collaborative services and resources that span across disciplinary and administrative barriers within their organizations and beyond.

At the First Annual Research Development Conference, professionals engaged in Research Development activities will gather together from across the country for the first time to form a cohesive network and embark on developing a national Research Development agenda.


Monday, June 8

6:30    Networking Dinner – For those attendees planning to arrive the night before the conference


The dinner will be at Siri's Chef Secret in Greenbelt, MD.  There are directions and a menu at
http://sirichef.com/
             
Tuesday, June 9

8:00 – 8:30           Breakfast and Registration

8:30 – 9:00           Welcome and Introductions

Moderator: Anne Geronimo, MS, Director, Office of Research Development, University of Maryland, College Park and Holly Falk-Krzesinski, PhD, Director, Office of Research Development, Northwestern University

9:00 – 10:25        Panel #1: Research Development Offices and Organization – Research Development activities defined; Office/position origins and goals; Organizational structure; Differences from and connections to sponsored research and government relations offices

Moderator: Rand Haley, MS/MA, Consultant, Higher Education Practice, Huron Consulting

Panelists: Jacob Levin, PhD, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Development, University of California Irvine; Imeh Ebong, PhD, Assistant Vice President for Research, University of North Florida; Tara Murphy, MPH, Director of Research Development, Harvard University

10:25 – 10:40      Networking Break

10:40 – 12:05      Panel #2: Research Development Infrastructure Part I/Support for Grant Proposals - Proposal development for large, multi/interdisciplinary grants/contracts; Proposal review and critique; Incentive programs for large, multi/interdisciplinary grants/contracts (e.g., cost sharing, pilot project funding)

Moderator: Alicia Knoedler, PhD, Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives and Research Program Development, Penn State

Panelists: Holly Falk-Krzesinski, PhD, Director, Office of Research Development, Northwestern University; Jacki Resnick,  Director, Office of Research Development, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Peggy Sundermeyer, MBA, Director of Collaborative Research Services, University of Minnesota

12:05 – 1:30        Lunch and Keynote – Research Development, A National Perspective

Introduction: Kenneth Gertz, PhD, Associate Vice President of Research Development, University of Maryland, College Park;

Presenter: Donna Dean, PhD Senior Science Advisor with Lewis-Burke Associates LLC

1:30 – 2:55           Panel #3: Research Development Infrastructure Part II/Support for Faculty - Funding opportunity alerts and dissemination; Limited submissions; Faculty expertise database; Proposal library; Multi/interdisciplinary teams – build, guide, and evaluate; Support for junior faculty

Moderator: Caren Heller, MD, MBA, Assistant Dean, Intercampus and Industry Initiatives, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Panelists: Sarah Starr, Director, Office of Funding and Research Development, Ohio State University Research Foundation; Jane Schultz, PhD, Director of Research Development, University of California, Riverside; Peggy Sundermeyer, MBA, Director of Collaborative Research Services, University of Minnesota; Robert Porter, PhD, Director of Research Development, University of Tennessee/Knoxville

2:55 – 3:10           Networking Break

3:10 – 4:30           Panel #4: Partnerships – Building relationships with federal officials and program officers; Science policy; Enhancing faculty involvement with funding agencies; Proactive engagement in funding program development process; Research communications

Moderator: Jim Bohland, PhD, Director, Research Development Team, Virginia Tech

Panelists: Kenneth Gertz, PhD, Associate Vice President of Research Development, University of Maryland, College Park; Ann McGuigan, PhD, Director, Office of Research Development, George Mason University; Ed Derrick, PhD, Program Director, Research Competitiveness Program, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Jon Kinsey, MBA, Director, Research Relations for the College of Engineering, University of Michiga

4:30 – 5:30           Next Steps Session – Communication across Research Development professionals; Professional organization; Future meetings

Moderator: Holly Falk-Krzesinski, PhD, Director, Office of Research Development, Northwestern University

 

 

 

Contact Information

  • For questions regarding online registration contact:  

    Latonia Trimuel
    Northwestern University
    Office of Research Development
    Phone: 847-467-0373
    Email:
    l-trimuel@northwestern.edu


    For more information regarding conference contact:

    Holly Falk-Krzesinski, PhD
    Northwestern University
    Office of Research Development
    Phone: 847-491-1074
    Email: h-falk@northwestern.edu 


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