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Register for the 2014 Research Retreat on September 17

(From the July and August 2014 Research Now)

The Research Retreat Committee has planned an educational and entertaining 2014 event with presentations, posters, career development sessions and even a stand-up comedian. If you plan on attending the Research Retreat on September 17th at the Ohio Union, please click here to register. Even if you already submitted an abstract, you still need to register.

During registration, you will be asked to select the professional development session that you would like to attend – this will help the committee determine space needs. The following professional development sessions will be offered:

  1. Funding Sources Outside of the NIH (Janet Wermuth, senior director, Program Grant Development): With increasing competition for public and private grant funding, it is imperative that researchers look beyond the National Institute of Health for support. The prospect pool for research funding within the private sector continues to grow and let us not forget about the other federal agencies with an interest in biomedical research. In this discussion we will look at the focus areas of several federal agencies including the Department of Defense and the Health Resources and Services Administration, as well as sources to identify private foundations with an interest in research.    
  2. The Feasibility Process:  A Critical First Step in Designing or Reviewing Clinical Research Projects (Grace Wentzel, director, Clinical Research Services):  There are many things to consider when designing a clinical research project or deciding whether you should agree to be a site in a colleague’s project. This session will discuss topics such as subject availability, subject recruitment, budgetary considerations, standard of care vs. research, and other topics that must be considered in the feasibility assessment of a new study.
  3. How to Talk About Your Science:  A Workshop in Effective Communication (Alice Ra'anan, director, Government Relations and Science Policy for the American Physiological Society)- This workshop is intended to help scientists become more effective communicators by learning how to engage their listeners and how to explain the essence of their work in a compelling fashion.


Research Retreat Agenda:

7:30am – Registration

8:30am – Opening Remarks and Welcome (John Barnard, MD, president of The Research Institute)

8:45am – Keynote Speaker Introduction (Michael Brady, MD)

Keynote Speaker – Walter Orenstein, MD (Emory Vaccine Center, will speak on the subject of polio eradication)

9:45am – Break

10:00am – Oral Presentations

 11:00am – Poster Session A (Clinical and Postdoctoral Fellows)

12:00pm – Lunch Speaker Introduction (Bruce Stevenson, PhD, vice president of Research Operations)

Lunch Speaker – Jorge Cham, PhD (The PhD comic will speak about the "Power of Procrastination")

1:00pm  - Poster Session B (Graduate Students and Technical Staff)

*Boxed lunch will be served from 11am – 2pm.

2:00pm – Oral Presentations

3:00pm – Professional Development Breakout Sessions

4:00pm – Awards, Reception and Closing Remarks

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