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Sarah Rovito
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Tia Freelove Kirk
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COR 2016 Summer Meeting

Presentations from 2016 CoR meetings can be found below. Please click each title to view the presentation.

2016 CoR Summer Meeting

August 1 – August 3, 2016
Waterfront Place Hotel, 2 Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV

Click here to download the 2016 CoR Summer Meeting agenda.

Click here to download to the pre-conference New and Future VPR Workshop agenda.

Workshop presentation

Unpacking the Position of Vice President/Provost/Chancellor for Research

  • Kelvin Droegemeier, Vice President for Research at the University of Oklahoma


CoR Summer Meeting

On Open and Public Access: What does this mean for your university?

Laboratory Safety

Opportunities and Challenges of Federal SBIR and STTR Grant Programs at Public Universities

Making a Difference: Effective Execution of Transdisciplinary Research

  • Dan Carder, Director, Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions, West Virginia University
  • Taylor Eighmy, Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Chris Keane, Vice President for Research, Washington State University
  • Robert McGrath, Director, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder  

Congressional Perspective

  • Introduction: Rob Alsop, Vice President for Legal and Governmental Affairs and Entrepreneurial Engagement, West Virginia University
  • Speaker: U.S. Representative David McKinley (R-WV)

Why Should I Care About EPSCoR/IDeA?

  • Kelvin Droegemeier, Vice President for Research at the University of Oklahoma, Past Vice Chair of the National Science Board
  • Fred King, Vice President for Research, West Virginia University
  • Tom Quinn, Associate Vice President, Van Scoyoc Associates, Member of the EPSCoR/IDeA Foundation
  • David Shaw – Vice President for Research & Economic Development, Mississippi State University, Member of APLU CoR Executive Committee, Member of EPSCoR/IDeA Coalition Board
  • Moderator: Eric King, Director of Federal Relations, University of Kentucky

Catalyzing Industry-University Engagement with Third Party Support

  • Anthony Boccanfuso, President, University Industry Demonstration Partnership
  • Lee Ellen Drechsler, Director, Corporate Research & Development, The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Caroline Whitacre, Vice President for Research, The Ohio State University
  • Moderator: Steve Beckham, Director of Federal Relations, University of South Carolina

Research Integrity: Best Practices

  • Kathryn Partin, Director, Office of Research Integrity, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Jim Rankin, Vice Provost for Research and Economic Development, University of Arkansas
  • David Shaw, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Mississippi State University
  • Kalliat Valsaraj, Vice Chancellor of Research and Economic Development, Louisiana State University

Capitalizing on Regulatory Reform to Reduce Administrative Burden

  • Anthony DeCrappeo, President, Council on Governmental Relations
  • Jeremy Forsberg, Assistant Vice President for Research, University of Texas, Arlington
  • Lisa Mosley, Assistant Vice President of Research Operations, Arizona State University
  • David Ngo, Assistant Vice President of Sponsored Programs Administration, University of Texas Southwestern

Featured Project & Initiative

Research, Science & Technology
The Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive (HIBAR) Research Alliance is a network of research leaders who believe that universities can improve research outcomes and increase benefits to society by engaging theory with practice for transformative solutions.