Office of Research and Engagement News

Partnerships that Make a Difference: Archaeological Research Lab


The Archaeological Research Lab is this week’s featured Partnership That Makes a Difference. The lab provides technical assistance, professional development opportunities, identification of historical remains, and assistance with museum exhibits.

Nelson Named Associate Vice Chancellor for Research


Janet Nelson has been named the new associate vice chancellor for research, focusing on research development, effective July 1. Nelson joins UT’s Office of Research and Engagement from her position as director of business development for the URS Corporation. She replaces Greg Reed, who has served as associate vice chancellor for research since 2007.

Research Compliance Officer Lawson Retiring After Quarter Century


The administrator who has ensured ethical treatment for people who are the subjects of UT research projects is stepping away from that responsibility after almost a quarter century. Brenda Lawson, compliance officer for the Office of Research and Engagement, will retire on June 30. A reception in her honor will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2, in the Carolyn P. Brown University Center Executive Dining Room. Lawson, who has administered the university’s Institutional Review Board, joined the research office in May 1991 as an assistant to the university’s compliance coordinator.

Interviews Begin This Week for Associate Vice Chancellor for Research

Candidates for the position of associate vice chancellor for research–research development will be on campus over the next four weeks. As part of the campus visit, each candidate will hold a public forum and respond to questions following the presentation.