Scholarship on disabilities and the policies shaping university research

Research Policy

Future Directions for Federal Research Funding

This research retreat was held June 20-22, 2007 at The Barn, Valley Falls, Kansas. Our keynote speaker was Dr. James Battey, Director, National Institute of Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders, NIH.

Regional research administrators and research faculty participated in formal presentations, moderated discussions, and then conference participants continued related discussions over meals and 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)Agenda (.pdf).


Group Photo

standing, left to right: Evelyn Haaheim, Jim Roberts, Prem Paul, Jeremy Anderson, Keith Yehle, Loretta Johnson, Joe Steinmetz, Rick Barohn, Paul Terranova, John Brighton, Jordan Green
seated, left to right: Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett, Steve Warren, Beth Montelone, Brian Foster, James Battey, Mabel Rice, Richard Lariviere, Barbara Atkinson, Dick Schiefelbusch
Titles and institutional affiliations (.pdf)

Photo gallery online!
conference photos by Tim Trumble


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