Grants 101 Course Outline


Research Grants and Contracts: Opportunities, Submission & Review 

Monday, January 6, 2020 (Day 1)

The Denton A. Cooley, MD and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University of Life Center


8:30 - 9:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 am

Opening Remarks 
Kevin Morano, PhD
Professor, Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Development at UTHealth, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at McGovern Medical School & NIDP Director

9:15 - 9:45 am

The Grants Pathway 
George M. Stancel, PhD
Senior Vice President for Academic & Research Affairs

9:45 - 10:15 am

Pre Award and Contracts
Tiffany Sagers, MBA, Manager, Institutional Grants and Contracts
Valerie Bomben, PhD, Supervisor, Specialized and Collaborative Research Agreements 

10:15 10:30 am


10:30 - 10:55 am 

Animal Research
Brid Nic Dhonnchadha, PhD, Manager, Animal Welfare Committee (AWC)

10:55 - 11:20 am 

Human Subjects Research
Cynthia Edmonds, MLA, IRB Director, Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects

11:20 - 11:40 am 

Core Laboratories
Amy Hazen, PhD, Associate Director, Core Laboratories

11:40 - 12:00 pm 

Research Conflicts of Interest
Vyju Ram, MD, Assistant Director, Conflicts of Interest Program

"Nuts & Bolts" of Research at UTHealth
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 (Day 2)

The Denton A. Cooley, MD and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University of Life Center

8:30 - 9:00 am

Registration and Networking – Breakfast provided

9:00 - 9:20 am

Environment, Health, and Safety
Robert Emery, DrPH, Vice President, Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management

9:20 - 9:40 am

Statistical Services
Hossein Rahbar, PhD, Professor, Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design, CCTS

9:40 - 10 am

Clinical Research Unit
Kathy Franco, Director, Clinical Research Unit, CCTS

10:00 - 10:20 am 

Clinical Trial Coordinating Center
Jose-Miguel Yamal, PhD, Associate Professor, Biostatistics and Data Science, SPH

10:20 - 10:35 am 


10:35 - 10:55 am

Strategic Industry Relations
Melissa Thompson, PhD, Associate Director, Strategic Industry Initiatives

10:55 - 11:15 am

Stem Cell Research Oversight and Regulatory Support for Clinical Trials
Elizabeth Massey Gendel, PhD, Sr. Research Compliance Specialist 

11:15 - 11:35 am

Technology Management
Christine Flynn, PhD, Associate Director, Office of Technology Management

11:35 - 11:55 am

Human Resource Management
Karen Motsinger, Talent Acquisition Consultant, Human Resources

11:55 - 12:15 am

Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations
Lona Leigh McManus, BFA, Sr. Director, Office of Development

12:15 - 12:30 am

Wrap Up