A Personal Welcome

Education A Personal Welcome

Welcome to the NCURA 66th Annual Meeting

Rediscover Y-Our Journey

Dear NCURA Members,

Welcome to NCURA’s 66th Annual Meeting (“AM66”) where we will Rediscover Y-Our Journey… “Your” own and “Our” journey together in Washington, D.C. on August 4-7, 2024!

Whether you have been in the field for 6 months or 26 years, changes are constantly forcing us to shift both personal and professional plans and goals. In any given day, month, or year, we may encounter professional shifts with new regulations, technology, or staffing. As we reel from those changes, our personal lives face changes within our communities, our own goals, and the constant balancing act between our personal and professional identities. We are often challenged to reevaluate ourselves, our relationships, and our work, both individually and as part of our larger community. Such challenges offer us opportunities to thrive in exciting new ways.

Our keynote speaker, Neen James, author of Folding Time™ and Attention Pays™, will help us get our journey started on Monday morning, in a high-energy, interactive presentation, The Power of Attention in Y-Our Journey. Following our keynote, networking and education will continue with 250 sessions, in a vast range of topics that recognize the evolving shifts in our profession, all thanks to our wonderfully committed AM66 Program Committee members, listed below.

We are excited about, and encourage everyone to stop by the inaugural Discovery & Innovation Showcase in the exhibit hall during breaks, where selected fellow innovators will be available to showcase their groundbreaking discoveries and ingenious solutions through an informal discussion. The showcase is intended to provide innovative ideas that attendees can take back and implement at their own institutions. A prize will be given to the top innovation team, so please vote!

AM66 is the culmination of nearly a year of dedication and efforts from our amazing program committee, NCURA staff, presenters, and volunteers. We are grateful you have taken the time to attend and hope everyone takes advantage of a wide range of professional development offerings, expands their research administration network, and has an amazing journey!


Denise Moody, NCURA Vice President, Chair, 66th Annual Meeting

Tricia Callahan, Co-Chair, 66th Annual Meeting

Amanda Humphrey, Co-Chair, 66th Annual Meeting

Denise Moody

NCURA Vice President

Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation

NCURA Distinguished Educator

Tricia Callahan

AM66 Co-Chair

Emory University

Amanda Humphrey

AM66 Co-Chair

Northeastern University

66th Annual Meeting Program Committee


Jennifer Cory, Stanford University
Danielle McElwain, University of South Carolina
Lisa Nichols, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Jennifer Rodis, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Financial/Post Award
Natalie Buys, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Brian Miller, Emory University
Carrie Chesbro, Stanford University
Luigi Pellegrino, Bocconi University
Lydia Estrada, Northwestern University
Heather Kubinec, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Organizational & Executive Leadership
Cheryl Anderson, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Kerry Peluso, Florida State University - NCURA Distinguished Educator
Pre-Award/Research Development
Liz Grinstead, University of Chicago
Matthew Kingore, Cayuse
Darren May, Auburn University
Professional Development, Inclusion, & Engagement
Katy Gathron, Baylor College of Medicine
Michiko Pane, Stanford University
PUI/ERI (Emerging Research Institutes)
Linnea Minnema, Samford University
Roger Wareham, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Research Compliance and Ethics
Craig Reynolds, Van Andel Institute - NCURA Distinguished Educator
Curtis Van Slyck, Northeastern University
Systems, Data and Artificial Intelligence
Sybile Bayiha, University of Maryland
Dan Harmon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lori Ann Schultz, University of Texas at San Antonio
Discovery & Innovation Showcase
Erin Bailey, University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Jessica McDonough, Yale University
Robyn Remotigue, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth


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