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Research Day
University of Mississippi

Lunch and Breakout Sessions

Locations: Various

Start Time 11:15 am – End Time 1:15 pm

Box lunches will be available for pickup starting at 11:15 am, and throughout the extended 2-hour lunch session. Attendees may eat their lunches in the Main Event Center, or on-the-go as they break into groups to visit/network with other faculty researchers during lunch at any number of locations in the Jackson Avenue Center, or take them to Group Meetings or Information Sessions.

Speed Networking
Time: 11:30 to 12:30.
Venue: Auditorium C
Participation: Limited to those who signed up during the registration process.
Lunch: Speed Networking participants should wait until AFTER the session to pick up their lunches.

The following open Information Sessions have been requested and are being scheduled. Listed times and venues are tentative. All Research Day participants are invited to walk in to any of these information sessions. Seating space is limited and first come, first seated.

Research Insight Information Session
Time: 11:30 to 12:20.
Venue: Auditorium A
Naeem Thompson, Associate, Client Solutions, Academic Analytics
This session is an overview of the Research Insight discovery tool UM has licensed to help match UM and UMMC faculty/researchers with funding & award opportunities and collaborators based on their published works.
Participation: Open to All Research Day Participants

Conducting Research on Amazon Mechanical Turk
Time: 11:40 to 12:20.
Venue: Auditorium B
Katerina Berezina, Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management, UM
Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) presents time-and cost-effective opportunities to conduct research, including online surveys and experiments. The session will discuss the benefits, challenges, and tips for collecting data on MTurk.
Participation: Open to All Research Day Participants

Creating Your Evaluation Plan in 5 Simple Steps
Time: 12:30 to 1:10.
Venue: Auditorium A.
Sarah Mason, Director, Center for Research Education, UM
Many Requests for Proposals require that an evaluation plan be included in the proposal. In this session we will introduce the fundamentals of evaluation, working through the 5 key steps to developing an evaluation plan.
Participation: Open to All Research Day Participants

Interprofessional Education: Its Role in Improved Healthcare
Time: 12:30 to 1:10.
Venue: Auditorium B
Edgar Myer, Ph.D. Student in Clinical Anatomy, UMMC
The session will discuss student-led interprofessional education seminars, allowing students, faculty, and staff to interact, grow professionally, and learn about the interdisciplinary nature of healthcare. It will conclude with discussion.
Participation: Open to All Research Day Participants

The following closed Group Meetings will be held. To request an invitation or more information, contact the group leader listed.

Community Wellbeing Constellation
11:15 to 12:30 pm; Conference Room 104
Kendra Sampey, UM Flagship Constellations Research Administrator

Disaster Resilience Constellation
12:30 to 1:15 pm; Conference Room 104
Stephanie Otts, Director, National Sea Grant Law Center

Patient Cohort Explorer
11:30 to 11:50; Conference Room 105
Fremel Backus, Research Program Manager, UMMC

Technology Commercialization
12:30 to 1 pm; Conference Room 105
Allyson Best, Director of Technology Commercialization, UM 

Green Infrastructure and Urban Flood Control
1 pm to 2 pm; Conference Room 105
Cris Surbeck, Associate Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering, UM 

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm; Conference Room 130
Teresa Carithers, Associate Dean of the School of Applied Sciences, UM