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 Networking 

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 - 10:15 am

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

10:15 - 11:00 am

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

11:00 11:15 am


11:15 - 11:45 a.m

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

11:45 - 12:15 pm

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

12:15 - 12:45 pm

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

12:45 - 1:00 pm

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

"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 - 9:30 am

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

9:30 - 10:00 am

Statistical Services
Hossein Rahbar, PhD

10:00 - 10:30 am

Maureen Goode, PhD, Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Science

10:30 - 10:45 am


10:45 - 11:15 am

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

11:15 - 11:45 pm

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

11:45 - 12:15 pm

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

12:15 - 12:45 pm 

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

12:45 - 1:00 p.m

Office of Development
Lona Leigh McManus, BFA, Sr. Director, Office of Development

1:00 - 1:15 p.m

Wrap Up 
Kevin Morano, PhD
Professor, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Medical School & NIDP Director