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Research Policy

Behavioral and Social Sciences as Key Components in National Research Initiatives

This research retreat was held July 13 - 15, 2011 at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center, Nebraska City, Nebraska. Our keynote speaker was Robert Kaplan, PhD, Associate Director for the Behavioral and Social Sciences; Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences, NIH.

Regional research administrators and research faculty participated in formal presentations, moderated discussions, and then conference participants continued related discussions over meals in the relaxed atmosphere. The white paper, candid photos, and participant list from the retreat may be accessed at the following links: White Paper (.pdf). Conference photo galleryParticipant list (.pdf).


standing, left to right: Elaine Johannes, Mary Lee Hummert, Deb Teeter, Yin Xia, David Geary, Scott Vitter, David Ekerdt, Cary Savage, Alyson Abel, Dennis Molfese, Evelyn Haaheim.
seated, left to right: Robert Duncan, Steve Warren, Virginia Moxley, Jeffrey Vitter, Mabel Rice, Robert Kaplan, Prem Paul, Sam Enna, Danny Anderson, Sharron Quisenberry, Chitra Rajan.
Titles and institutional affiliations (.pdf)

Photo gallery online!
conference photos by Durr Photography

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