Undergraduate Research Website
Purdue University has launched a new website designed to help undergraduate students engage in research activities.
The site includes searchable lists of opportunities, learning resources for
students and faculty, an option for faculty members to add new research
opportunities, and information about the annual undergraduate research
symposium. The website is located at www.purdue.edu/research/Ugrad/.
The new site leverages previous efforts, led by many groups on campus,
to create a central website for undergraduate research.
A university-wide undergraduate research symposium and poster
session will be held on April 14.
Purdue, IU Health Arnett
Sign Research MOU
Purdue University and Indiana University
Health Arnett in Lafayette have signed a
three-year collaboration agreement to
promote human clinical research efforts.
The memorandum of understanding,
led by the Oncological Sciences Center
in Purdue’s Discovery Park, is designed
to foster clinical collaborations between
Purdue faculty members and IU Health
Arnett physicians and clinicians.
Marietta Harrison, director of the Oncological Sciences Center, says the goal
is to expedite research efforts aimed at
improving clinical outcomes, positioning
Purdue and IU Health Arnett to attract
local, state, federal and institutional funding. The agreement through the Purdue
Office for Research and Partnerships
also advances existing efforts led by the
Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences
Institute (Indiana CTSI) and runs through
Oct. 31, 2017.
“Basic life sciences research has rapidly
advanced in the past several years to
routinely include human clinical samples,”
says Harrison, special adviser for strategic initiatives for the Purdue Office for
Research and Partnerships and a professor of medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology. “That’s a significant
change from the past.”
Website for Life Sciences at Purdue Debuts
Purdue’s growing life sciences enterprise is highlighted in a new website.
Located at www.purdue.edu/research/life-sciences, it is designed to showcase
the depth and breadth of Purdue’s life sciences programs to funding agencies,
prospective graduate students and faculty members, and potential collaborators.
Information is included on graduate education, academics, core facilities and
research centers and institutes.
“We have enormous strengths in the life sciences on campus, with graduate
programs, for example, housed in eight different colleges,” says Donna Fekete,
professor of biological sciences. “The website will facilitate faculty and graduate
student recruitment by providing users with a broad overview of expertise.”
The website also will promote interdisciplinary research collaborations, says R.
Graham Cooks, the Henry B. Hass Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. “We have
deep strengths in both basic and applied sciences, and in 25 different life sciences
disciplines, all of which positions us to capitalize on national efforts in such areas
as neuroscience, immunology and infectious diseases, epigenetics, food
security and obesity,” he says.
The website is a work in progress. In order to facilitate the greatest use for
the website, input from life sciences stakeholders across Purdue’s campus is
welcome. Send comments to Perry Kirkham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purdue Offers New Opportunities
in Industry-Sponsored Research
Purdue faculty members now have the flexibility to
select contract terms that best fit the scope of the
industrial-sponsored project. Those contract terms
can range from standard university research terms,
which are most common, to new options allowing
the sponsor more control over intellectual property
The selection of the appropriate contract terms
will be a faculty-led decision, not a sponsor decision,
and include additional sponsor fees in exchange for
the added value these options provide.
Staff are making campus presentations to further
explain changes. Look for announcements of dates,
times and locations of those presentations or go
online to learn more: www.purdue.edu/business/
Research and Partnerships Announcements