Welcome to NCURA Region IV!
As the new Region IV chair, I want to first say thank you for the privilege of serving the region in this capacity for the upcoming membership year. I cannot put into words how grateful I am to collaborate with so many talented colleagues who generously give their time and talent as volunteers for Region IV and to keep moving the region forward in these unprecedented times.
As we continue to adapt to ever-evolving demands as research administrators during this pandemic, I hope everyone is safe and healthy. Despite these difficult times we find ourselves in today, now more than ever, we need to lean on each other for support. Region IV remains committed to providing the best possible resources, networking opportunities, and education for you, the members who make this region such a strong and vibrant community.
I would like to take a moment to again thank the many volunteers who contributed to the planning and preparation for the Region III and IV Spring Meeting. While we were forced to cancel the meeting due to the public health crisis caused by COVID-19, our program and planning committee, track coordinators, and presenters created an amazing conference that we know would have been an invaluable experience. Special thanks to the following Region IV Program and Planning Committee members: Communications Coordinator Barb Bittner, Presenter Liaison Melanie Hebl, Logistics Coordinator Katie Schortgen, Financial Coordinator Heather Offhaus, Sponsorship Coordinator Heather Johnston, Volunteer Coordinator Nicole Nichols, Diversity & Inclusion Advisor and Book Club Coordinator Bonniejean Zitske, Workshop Co-Lead Kathy Durben, Department Track Co-Lead Kristin Harmon, PUI Track Co-Lead Carl Fox, Post-award Track Co-Lead Dorothy Johnson, Poster Expo Co-Lead John Maurer, Pre-award Track Co-Lead Blair Stauffer-Fetting, Compliance Track Co-Lead Jamie Szabo, Federal Track Co-Lead Michelle Schoenecker, and Organizational Development Track Co-Lead Fouza Yusuf.
In other news, as you know, the Annual Meeting in August will be virtual due to the pandemic. Although we will not be able to meet in person, the National office is planning a robust virtual experience for attendees with many sessions and educational opportunities as well as platforms for networking to connect with fellow administrators across the country and internationally. We hope to “see” you there!
Don’t forget, National Research Administrator Day is September 25! Take time to celebrate your colleagues – and yourselves! – and the vital role we play in facilitating research and innovation.
Lastly, save the date for the 2021 Region IV Spring Meeting in Minneapolis, MN to be held April 25 – 28, 2021! Stay well and stay safe.
Matt Richter, Chair of Region IV
Manager of Research Compliance
Corporate Compliance Office
Medical College of Wisconsin
Region IV Elections
The Nominations Committee is proud to announce the following election results:
Katie Schortgen, Eastern Michigan University
Julie Olivero, University of Michigan
Amy Bicek-Skog, University of MInnesota
Jennifer Foley, Medical College of Wisconsin
David Moertel, Mayo Clinic
Roger Wareham, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Region IV Awards
The Awards Committee is proud to announce the following award winners:
Regional Travel Award
Averia Flasch Marquette University
Darren Howard Moraine Valley Community College
John Philipps Award
Cristina Goldsmith Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Tyler Tulloch Michigan State University
National Travel Award
Maggie Swift University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Karma Kerns Washington University in St. Louis
Meritorious Contributions Award
Sue Kelch & Danielle Smith University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Special Merit and Distinction Award
Patience Graybill Washington University in St. Louis
MOO Applications Now Being Accepted!
NCURA Region IV Board Election Results!
Combined Region IV/Region III Spring Meeting Canceled
Information about the combined Region IV/Region III Spring Meeting is available!
Nominations for NCURA Region IV Board Positions are Due January 10, 2020!
NCURA Region IV Board Election Results!
NCURA Region IV elections information is live!
2019 Spring Meeting registration is live!
Nominations for NCURA Region IV Board Positions are Due January 4, 2019!
Read about NCURA's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion!
Meet the NCURA Region IV Executive Leadership Program Graduates!
Happy Research Administrator Day!
Our new Recognizing Awesome Volunteerism & Engagement (RAVE IV) program is up and running!
Region IV Members in the News!
Region IV Survey Results now Posted
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About Region IV
Region IV is the mid-America section of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), and it includes research administrators in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
NCURA is committed to advancing the field of research administration through education and professional development programs, the sharing of knowledge and experience, and by fostering a professional, collegial, and respected community.
For more information about the organization or how to get involved, please visit the Contact page or contact regional leaders for more information.
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