Research & Innovation Forum - University of Houston
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The Division of Research is pleased to announce the Research & Innovation Forum as a means of virtual engagement with our research and innovation community. This monthly forum will keep you connected to the research leadership and staff in DOR, to the ongoing implementation of our research strategy and to tactical operational updates. The Forum is also intended to respond to questions from our faculty, and to share information on our successes and challenges.

October 14, 2021


  • Bridging Gaps From Lab to Market: Technology Bridge Updates
    Christopher Taylor, Executive Director, Office of Technology Transfer and Innovation
  • Participant Support Cost Non-Service Stipends
    Beverly Rymer, Executive Director, Office of Contracts and Grants
  • Where is that Button?! Navigating the ICON Upgrade
    Kirstin Holzschuh, Executive Director, Research Integrity and Oversight
  • Presidential Frontiers Faculty
    Paula Short, Senior Vice President and Provost
    Amr Elnashai, Vice President for Research

September 16, 2021


  • Developing Research with an Industry Partner
    Lola Adepoju, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Systems & Population Science,
    UH College of Medicine; Research Director, UH Humana Institute
  • Conflicting Conflicts – The Disclosure Conundrum
    Lauri Ruiz, Sr. Assistant, General Counsel
    Penny Maher, Research Compliance Specialist, Research Integrity and Oversight
  • Tracking Cost Share
    Grace Rosanes, Director, Research Finanacial Services (OCG)
    Stacy Smeal, Research Liaison Officer, NSM
  • The Do's and Don’ts of Travel
    Beverly Rymer, Executive Director, Office of Contracts and Grant

April 2021


  • Hurricane Resilience Research
    Hanadi Rifai, Hurricane Resilience Research Institute
  • Summer Salary on Grants
    Beverly Rymer, Contracts & Grants
  • Where Local Meets Global
    Elizabeth Trujillo, Professor of Law

  • Dropbox and Level 1 Data
    Jana Chvatal, IT Security Risk Management
  • Learn about Research Integrity and Oversight
    Kirstin Holzschuh, Research Integrity and Oversight

March 2021


  • When AI Meets Drug Discovery 
    Ruiwen Zhang, UH Drug Discovery Institute
  • Auditors Read Your Technical Reports Too
    Beverly Rymer, Contracts & Grants
  • Digital Manufacturing: New Opportunities for Research
    Venkat Selvamanickam, UH Advanced Manufacturing Institute
  • How to Run a Consortium
    Paul Mann, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
  • Your Research Impacts Houston
    Lindsay Lewis, DOR Communications

January 2021


  • Opportunities in Offshore Energy Research  
    Ramanan Krishnamoorti, Chief Energy Officer, UH Energy
  • Secrets of the No-Hassle MTAs (Material Transfer Agreements)
    Laura Gutierrez, Senior Compliance Specialist,
    Research Integrity and Oversight
  • Balancing Your Research Checkbook
    Cris Milligan, Assistant Vice President, Research Administration
  • Can I Charge That? The Ins and Outs of Cost Allocation
    Beverly Rymer, Executive Director, Contracts & Grants
  • Manage Your Data Better
    Reid Boehm, Assistant Librarian, UH Libraries

November 2020


  • Get Involved in HEALTH Equity Science
    Ezemenari Obasi, HEALTH Research Institute

  • New to Internal Awards: Course Cover
    Carla Sharp, CLASS

  • Light Bulb Moment? Let’s Protect It!
    Chris Taylor, Tech Transfer & Innovation

  • Funding for Hot Issues: Social Justice
    Benjamin Mull, Pre-Award, Contracts & Grants

  • F&A: What Goes In Must Come Out
    Cris Milligan, Research Administration

October 2020


  • Internal Awards: Tales from the Trenches
    Jack Fletcher, Research Administration

  • Foreign Influence: Do Ask, Do Tell
    Beverly Rymer, Office of Contracts and Grants

  • Why Do I Have to Pay IDC?
    Cris Milligan, Research Administration

  • My Human Subjects are Closer Than Six Feet
    Kirstin Holzschuh, Research Integrity and Oversight

  • PI Portal: Tips & Tricks
    Beverly Rymer, Office of Contracts and Grants