On Wednesday, February 18, the Office of Research and Engagement hosted the UT NIH Research Community Open House. Despite the snow and ice, 55 Community members were able to attend, with faculty representation from the Institute of Agriculture, the Graduate School of Medicine, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in addition to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Janet Nelson, UT’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development, gave an overview presentation on the university’s NIH engagement strategy. Attendees were invited to network with each other and to visit information booths highlighting many of UT’s health-related research capabilities and the offices that support them. Visitors could also view one-on-one demonstrations on finding NIH funding and using NIH resources to match proposals to the appropriate Institute or Center and Study Section. Information was also available on existing ORE resources as well as planned services.
This event was the first of many UT NIH Research Community meetings—stay tuned!