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ORI Publishes Misconduct Finding Against Former SRI Research Technician

According to a notice posted on the Office of Research Integrity website, Melanie Cokonis, a former research technician with the Southern Research Institute, voluntarily agreed to a three-year debarment to settle allegations of misconduct in research supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).

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Enhanced Screening Practice Regarding Minors

Please see the following letter from Dr. Colleen P. Gilrane, Chair of the Institutional Review Board, regarding a new enhanced screening practice for all research involving minors.
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July 14, 2014

Dear Colleagues:

Recently President Joe DiPietro announced a new safety policy to protect minors participating in cam pus programs. The University has committed to promoting a safe environment for minors by fostering a University culture that is committed to preventing, recognizing and reporting and ad dressing child abuse and child sexual abuse.  As part of the University’s duty to provide a safe environment for minors who are present on the University of Tennessee campus or who have direct contact with members of the UT community, a new policy was implemented on January 1, 2014. Safety Policy 0575 can be viewed in its entirety at the following link: http://policy.tennessee.edu/safety_policy/sa0575/.

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Call for Nominations: AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science

Nominations are now open for the AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science. This award recognizes early career scientists who demonstrate excellence not only in their research careers but also in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society.  

The recipient of the award will win a prize of $5,000, a commemorative plaque, and complimentary registration and travel to the AAAS Annual Meeting in San Jose.

Nominations are due October 15.

Eligibility and nomination requirements.


Help TRIO Celebrate 50 Years

The U.S. Department of Education is celebrating 50 years of providing outreach and student services via Federal TRIO Programs. 

In an effort to commemorate this anniversary, they are asking for submissions from TRIO alumni who have participated in any of their programs. *

If you would like to take part, please visit their website for more information.

*(Educational Opportunity Centers, Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement, Student Support Services, Talent Search, Upward Bound (UB), UB Math and Science, and or Veterans UB)

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