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Research Administrators Symposium

September 29th& 30th 2020

        Day 1 - Tuesday, September 29, 2020




        9:00am-9:15amWelcome, Logistics
        • Gabriel Lopez, Vice President for Research
        • Emily Ballo
        9:15am-10:00amKeynote Address: A Zebrafish Model for COVID-19 Reveals Mechanisms of Olfactory Loss and Cardiovascular Damage
        • Irene Salinas, Associate Chair, Department of Biology

        Breakout Session A - 10:15am-11:00am

        10.15am-11:00amBeginner: Wellness Lessons Learned from the Pandemic - Finding Ways to Thrive in Your Home Office
        • Reed Vawter, MS, RDN, CSOWM, LD
        10:15am-11:00amIntermediate: Project Management for the Research Administrator
        • Andra Kiscaden
          10:15am-11:00amAdvanced: Avoiding Questioned Costs in an Uncertain Budgetary Environment
          • Michelle Casias
          • Jeremy Hamlin
          • Mark Maddaleni

          Breakout Session B - 11:15am-12:00pm

          11:15am-12:00pmBeginner: Lifecycle of an Award: "Pre" and "Post" Perspective
          • Jessica Armijo
          • Melissa Sanchez
          • Vince Sarracino
          • Tim Wester
          11:15am-12:00pmIntermediate: Are We Talking About the Same Things? Getting Clear Can Be the Difference Between Success, Failure, Frustration, and Ease
          • Anne Lightsey
          11:15am-12:00pmAdvanced: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Research Administrators: What's your sreet race? What are the levels of Racism? The Value Added by Intersectionality and Critical Race Theory for Contextualizing Implicit Bias.
          • Dr. Nancy Lopez, PhD.

          Day 2 - Wednesday, September 30, 2020

          9:00am-9:15amWelcome, Logistics
          • Emily Ballo
          9:15am-9:45amTown Hall
          • Gabriel Lopez

          Breakout Session C - 10:00am-10:45am

          10:00am-10:45amBeginner: System Resources for the New Research Administrator
          • Teresa Hammitt
          • Nicholas Olson
          10:00am-10:45amIntermediate: Award Management - The Nitty Gritty
          • Anthony Gallegos
          • Kwaku Sraha
          • Alana Watts
          10:00am-10:45amAdvanced: Grantsmanship for the Research Administrator - You don’t have to be a grant writer or subject matter specialist
          • Monica Fishel
          10:45am-11:00am Stretch Break with Employee Wellness - Lauren Lewis, UNM Employee Wellness

          Breakout Session D - 11:15am-12:00pm

          11:15am-12:00pmBeginner: Budget Basics: Everything but the Kitchen Sink
          • Rebecca Valdez
          • Denise Vigil
          11:15am-12:00pmIntermediate: Professional Development: Research Administration Certification and Other Helpful Resources
          • Lindsay Britt
          • Shalom Bond
          • Betsy Drellack
          11:15am-12:00pmAdvanced: NSF and SciENcv – Let’s Get Proactive!!
          • Stephanie Tofighi

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