Well into FY15, I can report that the state of Research and Engagement at UT is alive and well and thriving! This quarter had many wins and accomplishments, some of which are noted below. A major win for the University was led by VCR Taylor Eighmy in establishing the IACMI enterprise, the new website and details of which are within the report.
This quarter ORE hosted an Open House to officially launch the UT NIH Research Community, a new forum to share news and announcements; to learn about funding opportunities, workshops, and speakers; to connect with potential collaborators across campus; and to field questions related to all aspects of the NIH grant process — from proposal development to the application and review process to post-award management. The Community currently has 500 participants from UT, UTIA, UTGSM, UTC, UTSI, UTHSC, and ORNL. With help from this Community, we are piloting a new NIH Mock Study Section program for PIs submitting NIH R15 proposals and are working with 12 participating PIs from 4 colleges.
I invite your feedback on anything you would like to discuss involving the Office of Research & Engagement, your research concerns and interests, and aspirations you may have for future research activities at UT.
— Janet Nelson
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development