Research Project Lifecycle Seminar Series

October 16, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
South Atrium, NCRC Building 10
Seminar SeriesThis special all-day event highlighting the different stages of the Research Project Lifecycle here at the University of Michigan is being hosted by the Medical School Office of Research in collaboration with the annual NCRC Expo. Attendees will receive FREE breakfast and lunch, CLICK HERE to RSVP. 

Sessions are "a la carte" - you can choose to go to one, or all five! Topics include:

9:00 AM       

Mind Your P's & U's: Faculty Support for Large-Scale Grants
Guest Speaker: Beth LaPensee, Ph.D., Project Manager, MICHR
Continental Breakfast Provided

Securing large-scale grant funding (such as NIH U- and P-series awards) is a great way for teams to tackle complex research questions using a cross-disciplinary approach. To encourage the pursuit of large-scale grants, MICHR and partners have developed a plan of support that is available to faculty across the University.

10:00 AM    

10 in 60: Ten Partnerships for Human Research Regulatory Review
Guest Speaker: Ray-Nitra Reynolds, M.L.I.S., C.I.P., Education Coordinator, IRBMED

Many important units are partners in the Regulatory Review & Compliance stop along the Research Project Lifecycle. In this session, IRBMED will highlight 10 of those units in 60 minutes. An overview of each of the partners, their role in regulatory compliance and where to go for additional information about the review and oversight process will be presented.

11:00 AM

Hiring the Leaders & Best: How to Recruit, Interview, & Hire Top Team Members for Your Lab
Guest Speaker: Tarnisha McLaughlin-Grayson, Training Specialist, Michigan Medicine Human Resources

Hiring a lab team, finding just the right mix of scientific strengths and cultural fit, can be one of the most daunting aspects of managing your lab. This session will walk you through best practices for recruiting and interviewing, including how to be mindful of DEI issues, selecting the best candidates to consider, and conducting “behavioral” interviews.   

12:30 PM

What’s Old is New Again: Subcloning in the Vector Core
Guest Speaker: Huira Kopera, Ph.D.​, Assistant Director, Vector Core
Lunch Provided

Dr. Kopera will discuss the return of subcloning, plus several new Vector Core products, including baculovirus and bac-MAM.  

1:30 PM

Design Thinking for Medical Innovation
Guest Speakers:
Michelle Larkin, M.S.E., Biomedical Innovation Specialist, Fast Forward Medical Innovation
Grace Murphy, Commercialization Education Coordinator, Fast Forward Medical Innovation

Design thinking is a creative approach to complex problem solving focused on meeting an unmet need. This interactive workshop takes participants through a full cycle of the human-centered design process (empathy, define, ideate, prototype, test) to ideate and create solutions for healthcare, wellness, and disease management. Participants are assigned a focus area and work in small teams to pinpoint an unmet need and use the design thinking process to develop a potential innovation project to meet that need.  


Questions about the Research Project Lifecycle Seminar Series? Contact Ann Curtis at in the Medical School Office of Research.