Research

Committees and Charges

Research Aspirations

Chair: Clyde Briant (Vice President for Research)
The scope of this committee work included a variety of interrelated topics including how best to focus Brown’s research aspirations, the alignment of culture and organization with research aspirations and goals, the relationships between Brown’s global strategy and its research strategy and metrics of success.

 

Research Development

Chairs: Barry Connors (Professor and Department Chair, Neuroscience)
Tayhas Palmore (Professor, Engineering/Biology and Medicine)
The scope of this committee work included a variety of interrelated topics including how to improve Brown’s ability to pursue large program grants, position it to work with non-federal sponsors including industry and mechanisms to provide faculty with the resources and incentives to pursue research opportunities.

 

Supporting the Conduct of Research

Chair: Terri Wetle (Associate Dean of Medicine and Public Health, Professor of Community Health)
The scope of this committee work included a variety of topics all related to how Brown, in general, and OVPR, in particular, supports faculty as they conduct research. The group was asked to consider how OVPR can improve its practices and find an effective balance between compliance and service.

 

Centers/Institutes/Programs

Chairs: Michael White (Professor and Interim Chair, Sociology)
Joseph Hogan (Professor of Medical Science)
The committee considered what makes a center or institute a success, how Brown can improve the effectiveness of centers, programs and institutes and other mechanisms the University should consider that could serve to spur and support interdisciplinary research.

 

Integrating Research across the University and Hospitals

Chair: Glenn Tung (Professor of Diagnostic Imaging and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs)
This committee was formed to consider opportunities to integrate research support across the University and Hospitals.

 

OVPR Operations

Chair: Nancy Dunbar (Associate Provost)
The scope of this committee focused primarily on questions regarding how OVPR operates, the relationship between its various organizational components and the long-range planning for its staffing and services.