Spring Meeting 2008

NCURA Region II Spring Meeting - April 27-29, 2008

Point Park at night
Point Park in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA at the Hilton Pittsburgh

"Bridging the Gaps Between Government, Industry, and Universities"

Meeting Program PDF document
(Final) Updated 2008-04-14


We hope you will join us in Pittsburgh for challenging workshops and a stimulating program.

The workshop offerings will put more tools in your toolbox for the basics and for working with subcontracts and non-traditional agreements:

W1: Core Competencies: OMB Circular A-110 and Beyond: Understanding the Basics of Administering Federal Research Awards

W2: The Principals of S3 (Subawards, Subcontracts, Subrecipients)

W3: The In's and Out's of Creating and Negotiating an MTA, NDA, MOU, CRADA, and OTA

The main program will launch on Monday with a stimulating panel discussion on the theme of the meeting moderated by Richard McCullough, Vice President for Research, Carnegie Mellon University, and featuring these expert panelists:

Allen DiPalma, Director of Research from the University of Pittsburgh
Larry Seitzman, Engineering Manager, Virtual Product Development, Caterpillar, Inc.;
Chuck Brandt, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, The Technology Collaborative (www.techcollaborative.org);
Joanne Kyriacopoulos, Associate Vice President for Research & Academic Administration, Carnegie Mellon University.

Another highlight of the meeting is a workshop titled "Train the Trainer" that will be offered Monday afternoon by Ronald J. Placone, Director of Learning and Development, Carnegie Mellon University. This workshop is offered for those individuals who want to improve their presentation skills. The Program Committee hopes that those who take the "Train the Trainer" workshop will volunteer to present at future NCURA meetings.

The Gateway Clipper "Majestic"The Monday evening event will be a dinner cruise of the Three Rivers aboard a Gateway Clipper ship. The dinner cruise is included with the full meeting registration. The cost for a separate ticket for the dinner cruise only (for a guest or a day registrant) is $80. For more information on the Gateway Clipper Fleet, visit here.

For Hotel Reservations, contact the Hilton Pittsburgh, 600 Commonwealth Place, 412-391-4600 Use Reservation Booking Code NCU.

Driving directionsPDF document to the Hilton.

For information on transportation from the airport, visit the Pittsburgh International Airport website or refer to the airport route bus schedule.

Things to Do in Pittsburgh

Get more information about Pittsburgh at www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us or visitpittsburgh.com

Program Committee

To volunteer or for more information about the meeting, contact any of these committee members:

  • CHAIR: Joseph Sullivan, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Co-Chair: Greg Slack, Clarkson University
  • Mary Louise Healy, Towson University
  • Stan Jackson, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute
  • Brenda Kavanaugh, University of Rochester
  • Jared Littman, St. John's University
  • Diane McCrea, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Helena Moynahan, University of Maryland College Park
  • JoAnn Parsons, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Audrey Portis, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Kristen Rotolo, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Diane Shaw, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Ruth Tallman, Lehigh University
  • Cheryl Williams, University of Rochester
  • Martin Williams, William Patterson University

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