Beginning this month, we are going to change the format of our monthly Research Network Lunches (RNL). From now on, RNLs will not have a guest speaker, topic, or theme. Instead, they will be open to anyone who simply needs to network and exchange ideas.
Who should come to the new RNLs?
-An established senior faculty with expertise they are willing to share with others
-A faculty member who needs assistance in writing a grant proposal
-A faculty member who needs a new research assistant but is not sure how to go about doing so
-A faculty member who needs collaborators and doesn't know where or who to connect with
-Junior faculty who are looking to submit a grant and need to talk about a specific section
-A graduate student who wants to expand their research horizons and networking skills
-In other words, anyone from any discipline who has a rehabilitation or disability research-based need should come!
What has come from past RNLs?
-In 2011, four grants were submitted following networking and new collaborations made at RNLs
-Strong connections with the VA
-Cross-discipline networking and collaboration
-Ability for graduate students to meet senior faculty in their fields of interest
The purpose of RNLs is to simply foster interdisciplinary, inter-departmental, and inter-agency collaborations. It is a great way to meet people you would otherwise not meet, and hear ideas you otherwise would not hear.
Note the following details:
When: Tuesday, January 29 th from 11:45am to 1:00pm
Where: Hermes A. Kontos Building (MCV Campus), Rooms 104/105
Lunch: Lunch will be provided, but please note in your RSVP email if you have any dietary restrictions
Ideas: If you already have specific questions or needs, include them in your RSVP email.
RSVP: Email Jessica Bourdon (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Friday, January 25 th
- Humanities & Sciences
Medicine: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- All ( Open to the public )