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Daniels to discuss developing a research culture

BIG RAPIDS - Dr. Christopher K. Daniels, a professor of pharmacology and director of the Idaho State University Biomedical Research Institute, will be the featured speaker for a Research Funding Symposium titled "Developing a Research Culture - Lessons Learned" at 4 p.m. April 6 in the Ferris State University Rankin Student Center Whitney Room.

Daniels will discuss "lessons learned" as ISU built its culture and infrastructure to support extramurally funded research. Idaho State University was a fledging doctoral research intensive university with less than $1 million in extramural funding 23 years ago. Today, extramural funding exceeds $23 million annually. Discussion will include the importance of collaborative efforts, the need to identify core resources, defining areas of expertise on campus and the role of undergraduate research. While the funding aspirations of a Master College/University II might be less ambitious, this symposium will serve as a springboard as Ferris looks to develop extramurally funded scholarship.

The symposium and reception are cosponsored by the colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Arts, Sciences and Education, Optometry and Pharmacy. Only limited seating available for this event.