Office of Research

2020 Virtual Faculty Research Orientation

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A “Keys to UGA: New Faculty Academy” Event

October 20, 2020
3-5 p.m.


The Office of Research invites faculty to the annual Research Orientation, an opportunity to learn about research resources, programs and facilities, and to meet with Office of Research staff.  Although the event was developed to welcome new faculty to UGA as part of the “Keys to UGA: New Faculty Academy” series, all faculty and researchers are welcome to attend. Registration is required.

This virtual orientation will feature key information and updates about starting a research program at UGA; sponsored projects, pre- and post-award; internal grants and awards; compliance, including biosafety, research safety, environmental safety, human subjects and animals; core facilities; support services and research resources; technology commercialization and startups; and more.

This information session will be immediately followed by breakout groups for extended discussion and Q&A, focusing on:

  • Writing, submitting, and managing grants and contracts
  • Programs to support research and collaboration
  • Research integrity, safety and compliance
  • Industry engagement, entrepreneurship, and innovation
  • Core research laboratories, facilities, and services
  • Office of Research centers and institutes


View presentation slides

Shelley Hooks
: Open session, describe agenda, and introduce David Lee

David Lee
:  Welcome, Introduction to UGA Research and the Office of Research

Presentations (3-4 minutes each):

  • Jill Tincher: Sponsored research
  • Shelley Hooks: Internal grants and awards. Research personnel
  • Larry Hornak: Team initiatives
  • Brian Watkins and Noel Fallows: Global research engagement
  • Marty Bink: Defense and security collaborations
  • Jake Maas: Proposal enhancement
  • Chris King: Research integrity, safety and compliance
  • Derek Eberhart: Technology transfer and entrepreneurship
  • Crystal Leach: Industry engagement
  • Ian Biggs: Innovation District
  • Carl Bergman: Core labs and unique research facilities
  • Mike Terrazas: Research communications
  • Shelley Hooks: Center/institute overview and introduce select directors
  • Brad Phillips: Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute/ Georgia CTSA
  • Nicholas Allen: Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
  • Lillian Eby: Owens Institute for Behavorial Research

Shelley Hooks:
Introduce Q&A breakout sessions