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Scientific Integrity Workshop

Ensuring the Integrity of Research

From Regulatory Compliance to Professional Identity

March 31, 2020: 12:15PM - 5PM

Location: Great Hall, Garrett Hall, UVA

This interactive workshop will explore:

· What is meant by scientific integrity

· How scientists can build and protect a professional identity of excellence

· How institutional culture & structures can promote scientific integrity as part of UVA’s quest to be ‘great and good’  

· Resources available at UVA


Speakers: Opening Session

Melur Ramasubramanian, Ph.D., VP for Research at UVA

Melur K. “Ram” Ramasubramanian is the Vice President for Research at the University of Virginia. Prior to his appointment at UVA, he was the program director for the Engineering Research Centers program at the National Science Foundation and the D.W. Reynolds Distinguished Professor and department chair of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University, with a joint faculty appointment as professor of bioengineering.

David S. Wilkes, M.D. Dean of the School of Medicine

Dr. David S. Wilkes joined School of Medicine as dean in September 2015. A board-certified specialist in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine, prior to joining the University of Virginia he served as executive associate dean for research affairs at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Wilkes previously served as the Indiana University’s assistant vice president for research and as director of the Strategic Research Initiative for the Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University Health. He was also director of the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Physician Scientist Initiative. 

Speaker: Keynote

Michael Lauer M.D., Deputy Director for Extramural Research, NIH

Michael Lauer, M.D., is the Deputy Director for Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where he serves as the principal scientific leader and advisor to the Director of the NIH on all matters relating to the substance, quality, and effectiveness of the NIH extramural research program and administration. He received education and training at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Albany Medical College, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, and the NHLBI’s Framingham Heart Study. He spent 14 years at Cleveland Clinic as Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics. From 2007 to 2015 he served as a Division Director at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), where promoted efforts to leverage big data infrastructure to enable high-efficiency population and clinical research and efforts to adopt a research funding culture that reflected data-driven policy. 

Michael Lauer M.D., Deputy Director for Extramural Research NIH
Michael Lauer
Workshop Flyer


12:15: Opening remarks

Melur Ramasubramanian and Dean Wilkes

1:00 - 2:00: Keynote 

Michael Lauer M.D., Deputy Director for Extramural Research NIH   

2:00 - 2:20  Case study 

Research Reputation

Academic Pressures

Good Decision Making

What to do when you don’t know what to do

2:20 - 2:30:  Break 

2:30 - 3:00:  Conversation about Foreign Influence

3:00 - 3:10:  Break 

3:10 - 3:40:  Fireside chat: Transparency in Research

3:40 - 4:15:  Institutional Perspective

A panel discussion with Associate Research Deans: Peggy Shupnik, SOM; Catherine Bradshaw, Curry; David Hill, the College; and Susan Barker, SEAS.  

Identification of systemic and cultural issues in the conduct of research and scholarship influencing scientific integrity- Institutional expectations, and reward systems. Culture of collective responsibility to preserve scientific integrity and Institutional resources available to researchers.

Event is free, but registration is required. Space is limited. Please email vpresearch@virginia.edu or contact Mollie Iseli to reserve your spot.

 Event sponsored by Office of the VP for Research, iThriv and Center for Health Humanities & Ethics