Spring 2018 Meeting

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2018 Region V Spring Meeting Schedule

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Conference Dates May 6-9, 2018
Workshops:

FULL DAY WORKSHOPS: Wednesday, May 9, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 (includes lunch)
Workshop #1 It’s Certainly Not the Lazy River: Lifecycle of a Sponsored Project, Departmental Administrator Edition, presented by

  • Hollie Schreiber, Director of Sponsored Programs, Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Oklahoma State University
  • Lindsey Demeritt, Director of Sponsored Projects, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin
Workshop #2 Big Wheel Keep on Turnin’: Rollin’ on the Post-Award River, presented by

  • Tonya Pinkerton, Ph.D., Assistant Managing Director, Project Management, Texas Tech University
  • Jill Coronado, Assistant Financial Manager, Accounting Services, Texas Tech University
    · Yesenia Foster, Assistant Financial Manager, Accounting Services, Texas Tech University
    · Emily Everette, Program Manager, Office of Research Services, Texas Tech University
MORNING WORKSHOPS: Wednesday, May 9, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (includes lunch)
Workshop #3 Preparing for your River Trip: The Fundamentals of Research Administration, presented by

  • Marianne Woods, Ph.D., J.D., Academic Program Director, Master of Science in Research Administration, Johns Hopkins University
  • Jeffrey Kantor, Ph.D., Faculty, Master of Science Degree Program in Research Administration, Johns Hopkins University
Workshop #4 A River Runs Through It: Managing change from a middle management and staff perspective, presented by

  • Catharine Corder, Senior Program Coordinator, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Sara Bernier, Administrative Manager, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Mark Featherston, Assistant Director, The University of Texas at Austin
Workshop #5 The Realities of Contract Negotiation: Navigating the Similarities and Differences in Negotiating Federal, State, and Private for-Profit Agreements, presented by

  • Travis Young, Assistant Director, Division of Research, Texas A&M University
  • Michelle Strickland, Senior Contract Negotiator II, Texas A&M University
Workshop #6 Navigating the Waves of Research Administration: How to Build a Strong Pre-Award Team that Does Not Sink Post Award, presented by

  • Cheryl Anderson, Director of Pre-Award Administration, Sponsored Programs Administration, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Jamie Wilson, Supervisor, Sponsored Programs Administration (Research Proposals), UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Juliet Ray, Ed.D., Director, Research Service Center, College of Education and Human Development, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Program Committee

First Name Last Name Institution
Genevieve Alvarez University of the Incarnate Word
Adrienne Blalack The University of Tulsa
Miriam Colunga UTSA
Tribbie Grimm Texas A&M University
Ana Hagendorf University of the Incarnate Word
Elaine Pearson University of Houston – Downtown
Katie Plum Angelo State University
Melanie Register The University of Texas at San Antonio
Amanda Reitmayer Texas A&M University
Robyn Remotigue University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
Laura Rosales Baylor College of Medicine
Sunny Thompson Texas Lutheran University
Melinda Valenzuela Texas Tech University

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