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1 Creating and Enhancing a Research Culture Richard Oliver Dean School of Health Professions University of Missouri March 14, 2007 NAPRAH Symposium St. Petersburg Beach, Florida

2 Changing the Culture - Supporting the Change In 2000 the MU School of Health Related Professions Became the School of Health Professions Change in Infrastructure A Place at the Campus Table

3 Infrastructure Dean and Associate Deans Office of Research Associate Dean for Research HR Office Business Office Billing Office and Practice Plan

4 SHP Organization Chart

5 Org Chart for Office of Research

6 Institutional Infrastructure for Research Institutional and Divisional Grant writing assistance What a grant writer can do and can not do Contract negotiations Assurances Tough love Biostatistics Space and Facilities Equipment Human and Animal Protections - IRB

7 Building Communication Networks

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10 What Can a Grant Writer Do? Proposal Preparation Arrange calls with Program Officers Interpret guidelines and sponsor priorities Draft/edit/review narrative Assist with building budgets and writing justifications Create tables, organizational charts, illustrations and diagrams Connect faculty with campus resources

11 Proposal Management Facilitate collaboration Coordinate proposal development Organize tasks and timelines Arrange meetings Integrate the pieces into a cohesive document What Can a Grant Writer Do?

12 Other Services Help navigate the proposal development & submission process Identify funding sources Provide model proposals Serve as liaison with SHP Research Office, fiscal officers, OSPA, other grant writers Help navigate COS What Can a Grant Writer Do?

13 Arrange proposal development meetings Arrange calls with Program Officers Assist with internal forms Assist with supporting documents Biographical sketches Current & Pending/ Current & Completed Financial Disclosures Others Budget development Budget justification Create tables, timelines, figures, etc. Draft/write Editing/review of drafts Facilitate grant talking before grant writing Formatting and pagination Funding searches Gather letters of support & commitment Link ideas with other campus projects Proposal manager Build proposal development timeline Keeper of the parts Problem solve glitches Task manager/ time keeper/ tactful nagger Specific Grant Writer Tasks May Include:

14 What Does the Faculty Member Do? Project Ideas Programmatic Writing Literature Review Project Aims/Objectives Hypotheses Methodology

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19 Challenges Space!! Faculty Time & Allocation to be Successful Start-up Dollars Decreasing Federal Dollars Funding for Tenure Track Slots Faculty Development Potential Tension Between Research, Clinical and Teaching Faculty

20 Key Issues Communication, Celebration and Support Pre and Post Grant Support Anchor Stores Senior Hires Versus Growing Your Own Increase in Gross Dollar Submissions Yields Increase in Funded Projects -$27 million -$2.7 million

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22 Everyone, Attached is the September Research Report - please join me in congratulating the new awardees and in wishing those who've submitted proposals well in their endeavors. Also attached for your information is a quick pictorial recap of the grant funding the School of Health Professions faculty received during fiscal year. The total reflects projects that were ACTIVE during the period 7/1-6/30 and includes both projects with SHP faculty as the PIs and those whose PIs were from other colleges/schools, but in which our faculty collaborated. As you will see, we are spreading our grant request "network" further afield than just one or two sponsors; the more diversified our submissions, the more likely we are to receive funding these days. Congratulations to all on a job VERY well done! P. Kevin Rudeen Director of Research

23 September Research Report School of Health Professions AWARDS FINALIZED: Marybeth Brown, PI Rehabilitation Intensification Post Hip Fracture Washington University (Subcontract under NIH award) $19,337 for period 6/1/02-5/31/03 Schopp, Laura & Day, Linda Enhanced Multimedia Telehealth for Hearing Disabilities [PI is Y. Zhao, College of Egr]NIH $306,627 for period 8/1/02-7/31/03 (SHP share is approx. $26,088 [salary/fb s/F&A]) Oliver, Richard, PI South African Educational Program UM South African Partnerships Program $6,395 in travel funds Minor, Marian, PI Evaluation of PACE (People with Arthritis can Exercise) CDC/AAMC $174,944 for period 10/1/02-9/30/03 (Yr 1 of a 3-year project) Prewitt, Michael, PI Innovative Curriculum Design in Allied Health Care Education DHHS/HRSA $129,517 for period 9/1/02-6/30/03 (Yr 1 of a 3-year project) Oliver, Richard, PI Interactive Nutrition and Physical Activity Program MO Dept of Health and Senior Services $30,000 for period 8/15/02-9/30/02 PROPOSALS SUBMITTED: Schopp, Laura Rural Rehabilitation Research Institute US Department of Education/NIDRR Requesting $3,000,000 for a 5-year project Farmer, Janet, Co-I / Early Identification of Autism: A Prospective Study Orme, Dan / Sloop, AngieNIH [PI is J. Iverson, PsychologicalRequesting $1,801,351 for a 5-year project Sciences] (SHP portion is $166,533 – s&w/benefits/F&A)

24 What Has Worked? Hiring VERY carefully Research Catalyst Use of F&A – Research Incentive Fund Promoting student research Giving faculty time to be successful 3-Year tenure track review Course corrections if necessary

25 Questions? Richard Oliver, Dean School of Health Professions University of Missouri


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