The International Health Care Mission is this week’s featured Partnership That Makes a Difference. The program immerses students in a new culture, sharpens their skills, and gives them an intensive clinical experience.
Office of Research and Engagement News
This week’s partnership spotlight is on the Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. CCYAL promotes the use of literature in the education and lives of children and young adults.
Companion Animal Initiative in Tennessee and Human Animal Bond in Tennessee are this week’s featured partnerships. CAIT brings communities together to find solutions to pet issues, and H.A.B.I.T. is an animal-assisted interaction program.
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.
Professor of Materials Sciences Michael Simpson has been appointed the next director of the UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Joint Institute for Biological Sciences.
The only “car” that most people associate with printers is a “car-tridge” of ink, but may soon change, thanks in part to several UT students.
The UT Research Foundation was listed among the world’s top universities for producing new US utility patents. UTRF ranked eightieth, ahead of Emory, Yale, and Princeton.
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.
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.
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.