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Pre-conference Panel Discussion: Building Success with NIH in East Tennessee

In conjunction with, but distinct from the formal 21st Century Cures: Southeast Conference agenda, the Office of Research and Engagement will host a pre-conference panel featuring local, NIH-funded researchers, who will share their experiences of successfully competing for NIH funding in East Tennessee. The panelists will discuss challenges they have encountered, creative collaborations they have formed, and how they succeeded in making a compelling case for their research projects.

Panelists include:

  • Eric Espinoza-Wade, assistant professor, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering,
  • Elizabeth Fozo, associate professor, Department of Microbiology
  • Robert Hettich, Distinguished Research Scientist, Mass Spectrometry/Laser Spectroscopy Group, Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; joint faculty in the Department of Microbiology
  • Frank Loeffler, UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair, Departments of Microbiology and Civil and Environmental Engineering; director of the Center for Environmental Biotechnology
  • Jonathan Wall, professor, Department of Medicine, UT Graduate School of Medicine; director of the Amyloidosis and Cancer Theranostics Program and Preclinical and Diagnostic Molecular Imaging Laboratory

This pre-conference panel will be held in Room A004 of Blount Hall from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on May 31. If you plan to join, please register separately for this event.