Free conference: Research Impact—Institutional, Economic and Researcher Perspectives

March 31 event, organized by the University of Maryland, Baltimore and Elsevier, will focus on the measurement and impact of research

Over the past several years, numerous internal and external drivers have prompted higher education leaders to re-think how research is facilitated, measured and controlled.

Competition for funding is increasing as the amount of available funding is on the decline. State governments are looking to public institutions as engines to drive innovation and spur economic development. Researchers, faced with increasing demands to produce tangible results, are looking to new technologies, social media and alternative metrics to promote and differentiate their research. Universities are attempting to keep up with evolving demands on research measurement while producing tangible results.

Institutions are balancing these demands with the necessity to provide their students and faculty with the latest technology, resources and support to create an environment where research can flourish to the benefit of all parties.

A one-day conference called Research Impact: A Discussion from Institutional, Economic, and Researcher Perspectives (#UMBresearchimpact) will bring together stakeholders from these key groups for a forum of discussion and collaboration on the measurement and impact of research.

The event will feature representatives from research institutions, funding agencies, economic development organizations and Elsevier. They will examine the evolving expectations, available solutions, measurements and best practices associated with the optimization of research impact. Attendees will be given information to help them engage with their stakeholders and initiative and continue long-term research management efforts.


To attend the conference

The event: Research Impact: A Discussion from Institutional, Economic, and Researcher Perspectives

Date: Monday, March 31

Location: University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library, Baltimore, Maryland

Admission: Free

Registration: Fill out the registration form

Twitter hashtag: #UMBresearchimpact

More information: Visit the conference website[divider]

Presentations and speakers


  • Bruce Jarrell, PhD – Chief Academic and Research Officer, University of Maryland, Baltimore

The Institutional Perspective: Evolving Expectations to Facilitate and Demonstrate Impactful Research

  • Patrick O'Shea, PhD - VP and Chief Research Officer of the University of Maryland, College Park
  • Sean Fahey, PhD - Vice Provost for Institutional Research, Johns Hopkins University
  • Sonny Ramaswamy, PhD – Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

The Economic Perspective:  The Role of Universities in Facilitating Research and Economic Development

  • James Hughes – VP, Research and Development, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Judith Britz, PhD – Executive Director, Bio Maryland
  • Sharlini Sankaran, PhD – Executive Director, Reach NC

The Researcher Perspective:  Understanding the Latest Opportunities and Expectations for Maximizing Research Impact

  • Jeffrey Lancaster, PhD – Emerging Technologies Coordinator, Columbia University Library
  • William Gunn, PhD – Head of Academic Outreach, Mendeley
  • Norman Tinanoff, DDS – Director of the Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore


Elsevier Connect Contributor

Ryan BaileyRyan Bailey is the Customer Marketing Manager for North America, serving academic and government relationships. He has worked with Elsevier for two and a half years, previously in account development supporting many of the top research institutions in the United States and Canada.

Prior to joining Elsevier, he worked for the British government and marketing firms in New York and Washington, DC. He holds an MBA from Fordham University and a bachelor's degree in journalism from West Virginia University.

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