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Date: Thu 6/13/2013 Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Location: RPHB 407 @ 1665 University Boulevard Organizer: Dr David B. Allison As lunch with be served, please RSVP before Mon 6/10/2013via email to Richard Sarver, firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions, 205.975.9169?
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Overview: Crowd‐funding is drawing much attention. It promises democratization of funding of research, ease, expediency, and an influx of new funding from new sources. But how does one go about this practically, ethically, and legally? Is the excitement about potential promise well justified? Are their cautions and downsides? Does it really work? UAB panelists will lead an informal conversation on these questions which are under active consideration by UAB’s administrative leadership. Targeted Audience: SOPH faculty and fellows. Open to all other postdoctoral fellows and faculty in the University pending available space. Panelists Larry Lawal Prior to founding Healthfundit, Inc., he attended UAB for his undergraduate studies in Biology as a member of the University Honors program and later the University of Alabama School of Medicine. As a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar with 11 years of research experience, he has served as Editor‐in‐Chief for Inquiro, UAB’s Undergraduate Research Journal, conducted research with Dr. Larry DeLucas at the Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering, and has multiple publications and presentations at international conferences. He has recently been selected as a 2012 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Minority Scholar in Cancer Research and received the 2012 Constantin Cope Medical Student Research Award from the Society of Interventional Radiology. He has spent the last 6 months, full‐time, developing a crowdfunding platform for health and biomedical research. Bisakha Sen PhD Assoc Prof, Health Care Organization & Policy http://www.soph.uab.edu/hcop/directory?facname=3334 Health economist who specializes in analyzing the effects of state policies on public health outcomes. One of the areas that Dr. Sen has published in is state gun background checks and homicides & suicides. She attempted crowd‐funding via Microryza.com to take that research further, and thus gained some interesting insights into how the world of crowd‐ funding for academic research currently operates. Lynn Stedman MBA Dir, Office of Sponsored Programs http://www.uab.edu/osp/staff‐list/byarea#admin Ms. Stedman originally joined UAB in 1999 and brings 20+ years of private sector and independent research institute experience in industry and government contracts, contract manufacturing, financial analysis and business management. Ms. Stedman has a BS degree in Accounting with a concentration in programming and data processing from Athens State University and a MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Ms. Stedman is a member of the UAB Alumni Association, Delta Mu Delta, Society of Research Administrators, National Council of Research Administrators, American Association of Christian Counselors, and resides in Shelby County.
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