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VBRN Annual Retreat

July 26, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Venue: Sullivan Classroom in the Larner College of Medicine Medical Education Building (Med Ed 200)


10:00-10:30      Registration and coffee

10:30-11:00      Welcome remarks and introductions

  • Chris Francklyn, PhD, VBRN Director/PI
  • Kirk Dombrowski, PhD, UVM Vice President for Research

11:00-12:00      UVM Research Cores, Services, and Capabilities

  • Doug Taatjes, PhD, Director, CBSR and Microscopy Core
  • Julie Dragon, PhD, Director, VBRN Data Science Core and VIGR
  • Wai Lam, PhD, Director, VBRN Proteomics Core
  • Roxana Del Rio Guerra, PhD, Director, Flow Cytometry Core
  • Gary Stein, MD, Vermont Director of the Northern New England Clinical and Translational Research Network (NNE-CTR) 

12:00-1:00        Lunch

1:00-1:30          Data management and accessibility — NIH’s DMS Plan

  • Nate Herzog, IT Specialist, VBRN
  • Gagan Bajaj, PhD, UVM Research Development, OVPR

1:30-2:15          Intellectual property/Patents/Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion

  • Corine Farewell, DVM & MBA, Director of UVM Innovations (formally the UVM Office of Technology Commercialization)
  • Kerry Swift, MS, Technology Licensing Officer, UVM Innovations
  • Tina Thorton, PhD, Faculty Entrepreneurship Lead, UVM Innovations
  • Jason Botten, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Medicine & Associate Director, Vermont Biomedical Research Network

2:15-3:45          Thematic Interest Groups (TIG)

  • Current and developing groups*
  • VBRN funding for thematic research
  • Breakout sessions and proposal development

3:45-4:00          Thematic group funding proposal summaries and wrap up

Lunch will be provided


July 26, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Larner College of Medicine Medical Education Building
89 Beaumont Ave
Burlington, VT 05405 United States
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