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Second Annual Research Integrity Symposium - October 7, 2016

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The second annual Research Integrity Symposium took place on October 7, 2016 and it focused on the theme of research collaboration. Below you will find presentation materials and handouts from the symposium, a gallery of photographs, and a biography of the featured keynote speaker, Francis L. Macrina. Please browse these materials to learn more about the second annual Research Integrity Symposium and to find out about the excellent work being done at UT Arlington in the area of Responsible Conduct of Research!


Presentation Materials and Resources

2nd Annual Research Integrity Symposium Flyer

Symposium Program 

Glossary of Terms

Plenary Presentation, Dr. Francis Macrina

Structures and Roles in Collaborations, Dr. Jim Grover

University and Regulatory Considerations, Jeremy Forsberg and Kirstin Morningstar


Gallery of Photographs

2nd Research Integrity Symposium - Setup 2nd Research Integrity Symposium - Presentation 2nd Research Integrity Symposium - Weidanz
The 2nd Annual Research Symposium took place in the Rio Grande Room on October 7, 2016. Research Symposium participants experienced a day-long event packed with expert speakers and interesting conversations. Dr. Jon Weidanz, Assistant Vice President for Research, introduced the symposium's keynote speaker.
2nd Research Integrity Symposium - Macrina 2nd Research Integrity Symposium - Grover 2nd Research Integrity Symposium - Morningstar
Dr. Francis L. Macrina, Edward Myers Professor of Dentistry and VP for Research and Innovation at Virginia Commonwealth University delivers his keynote address. Dr. Jim Grover, Professor of Biology and Associate Dean of the College of Science presents his talk, "Structures and Roles in Collaborations." Kirstin Morningstar, Director of Regulatory Services at UTA, discusses university and regulatory considerations for those conducting research.
2nd Research Integrity Symposium - Forsberg 2nd Research Integrity Symposium - Left Panel 2nd Research Integrity Symposium - Right Panel
Jeremy Forsberg, Assistant VP for Research at UTA presents on university and regulatory considerations for researchers at UTA. An expert panel convened to discuss research collaboration. L to R: Dr. Pricilla Caçola, Mike McNair, Dr. Andrew P. White, and Dr. Khosrow Behbehani. The panel also included Dr. Julienne Greer, Dr. Robert Gatchel, and Dr. Frank Lu. Dr. Jim Grover served as the panel moderator.
2nd Research Integrity Symposium - Case Studies 1 2nd Research Integrity Symposium - Case Studies 2 2nd Research Integrity Symposium - Dr. Ann Cooper
For lunch, participants broke into groups to discuss interesting case studies involving research collaboration. Each group traded ideas about research collaboration and shared the highlights of their conversations with the symposium. Dr. Ann Cooper, Digital Archivist at the UTA Special Collections, discussed best practices for managing research data.
2nd Research Integrity Symposium - Peace Ossom Williamson 2nd Research Integrity Symposium - Dr. Brenda Davis 2nd Research Integrity Symposium - Dr. Kelly Visnak
Peace Ossom Williamson also presented ideas for managing research data in a research-collaborative environment. Dr. Brenda Davis and Dr. Kelly Visnak (next image) led an engaging discussion about research misconduct involving collaboration. Dr. Visnak invited participants to become involved in the decision-making process by asking them to "What would you do?" in the case of suspicion about research misconduct.

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Francis L. Macrina


Keynote Speaker
Francis L. Macrina, PhD
Edward Myers Professor of Dentistry and 
Vice President for Research and Innovation
Virginia Commonwealth University


Francis L.  Macrina is the Edward Myers Professor of Dentistry and Vice President for Research and Innovation at Virginia Commonwealth University. Over his career, Dr. Macrina has been a distinguished member of the VCU faculty serving as researcher, professor, department chair, Interim Director of the VCU Massey Cancer Center, and Director of the VCU Philips Institute for Oral Health Research.  His research on the molecular pathogenesis of infectious diseases was supported continuously by the National Institutes of Health for over 30 years. He was appointed as Vice President for Research in 2005, and named Vice President for Research and Innovation in 2014.   He has published over 120 scholarly papers as well as a widely-used textbook on research ethics which is now in its fourth edition.    In 2014 he was appointed to a 4 year term of service on the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, a federal advisory committee that addresses biosecurity and dual use research issues.  
 
 
Click here for Dr. Francis Macrina's full bio.