Research Impact: A Discussion from Institutional, Economic, and Researcher Perspectives

Elsevier: Research Connect


Research-Focused Event To Be Held in Baltimore, Maryland on Monday, March 31, 2014.

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and Elsevier invite you to attend, Research Impact: A Discussion from Institutional, Economic, and Researcher Perspectives, an event designed to bring together critical stakeholders for a diverse and insightful discussion about the impact of research. The event will be held at the University of Maryland in Baltimore on Monday, March 31st.

The event will feature representatives from research institutions, funding agencies, economic development organizations and Elsevier; all coming together to examine the evolving expectations, available solutions, measurements and best practices associated with the optimization of research impact. Attendees will leave armed with valuable information to engage their respective organizational stakeholders to initiate and continue long-term research management efforts.


Southern Management Corporation Campus Center
Elm Ballroom
621 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Directions to the SMC Campus Center


9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Coffee and Networking
10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.


  • Dr. Bruce Jarrell – Chief Academic and Research Officer, University of Maryland, Baltimore
10:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

The Institutional Perspective: Evolving Expectations to Facilitate and Demonstrate Impactful Research

  • Dr. Patrick O’Shea – Vice President and Chief Research Officer of the University of Maryland, College Park
  • Sean Fahey – Vice Provost for Institutional Research, Johns Hopkins University
  • Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy – Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
11:20 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Economic Perspective:  The Role of Universities in Facilitating Research and Economic Development

  • James Hughes – Vice President, Research and Development. University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Dr. Judith Britz – Executive Director, Bio Maryland
  • Dr. Sharlini Sankaran – Executive Director, Reach NC
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


  • SciVal Research Analysis Presentation – Sambath Chung, Ph.D. – Customer Consultant – Research Intelligence, Elsevier
  • Research Connection Announcement – Alexa Mayo, Associate Director for Services, Health Sciences & Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore
1:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

The Researcher Perspective:  Understanding the Latest Opportunities and Expectations for Maximizing Research Impact

  • Jeffrey Lancaster, Ph.D. – Emerging Technologies Coordinator, Columbia University Library
  • William Gunn, Ph.D. – Head of Academic Outreach, Mendeley
  • Dr. Norman Tinanoff – Director of the Division of Pediatric Dentistry within the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore
2:40 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

 Closing Remarks

  • University of Maryland, Baltimore and Elsevier Representatives

*Agenda is subject to change

The event is free of charge and lunch will be provided.  Please click the below link to register.


Feel free to forward this invitation to interested colleagues and associates.  Thanks and we hope to see you on March 31st in Baltimore.

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