The 2nd Annual 

  TEAM
RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 
 

Tuesday . April 19 . 2022 - Thursday . April 21 . 2022

Bringing faculty and students across campus together to exchange ideas and promote more productive
research teams.

 Thank you for supporting this year's event and continue checking back here for information on the 3rd Annual Team Research Symposium which will take place in 2023

 

2 0 2 2   S C H E D U L E   O F   E V E N T S

9:00 - 9:15 AM

WELCOME CEREMONY

Speaker:

GStokesGarnett S. Stokes, PhD
President
University of New Mexico

9:15 - 10:00 AM

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Democratizing Access to Best Practice Healthcare in New Mexico - Project ECHO

Dr. Sanjeev Arora imageSanjeev Arora, MD, MACP, FACG 
Director and Founder, Project ECHO

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a disruptive innovation that tackles the world’s greatest challenges by providing access to knowledge and best practices in health, education, and other domains for rural and urban underserved populations. Backed by more than 400 peer-reviewed research articles, ECHO has proven effective across disciplines and geographies in reducing disparities and driving collaborative solutions for local priorities.
10:00 - 11:00 AM

Public Impact Research Presentations

Four projects of existing work at UNM that have major societal impacts will be highlighted.

Panelists:

Daniel Beene
PhD Student, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies
2022 Recipient, Science for Health of Indigenous Populations (SHIP)
Presentation Title: Advancing Indigenous Health Equity: GIScience and Geographies of Indigenous Health

Dana Bell
Director, Cradle to Career Policy Institute
Senior Research Scientist, Cradle to Career Policy Institute
Presentation Title: Barriers and Facilitators to CACFP Access in New Mexico's Home-based Child Care Settings

Noah Painter-Davis, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Presentation Title: First District of NM Juvenile and Young-Adult Diversion Program

Katie Witkiewitz, PhD
Regent's Professor, Department of Psychology
Presentation Title: Dissemination and Implementation of Mindfulness-Based Programs in New Mexico Communities

11:00 - 11:45 AM

Re-Imagining UNM's Grand Challenges Program

UNM’s Grand Challenges program is growing and changing. Learn about the Grand Challenge program and opportunities to form or join interdisciplinary research teams that use research, innovation and collaboration to address New Mexico’s greatest challenges.

Speakers:

Ellen FisherEllen Fisher, PhD
Vice President for Research
University of New Mexico

Anita GriersonrAnita Grierson
Operations and Interdisciplinary Research Development Director
Grand Challenges Program

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

BREAK

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Graduate Team Research Concept Competition

Teams of graduate students were invited to develop interdisciplinary team research concepts to share at the Team Research Symposium. Six finalist teams will present: (1) the research goal they wish to address, (2) a summary of the challenges associated with the research goal, (3) a description of the processes they would use to achieve their research goal, and (4) a summary of how each team member could contribute to those processes. During this session, each team will present for five minutes and answer questions for five minutes. Judges will select the winning team, which will be announced during the Awards Presentation.

Moderated by:
Tim Schroeder, PhD
Director, UNM Undergraduate Research, Arts & Design Network
Director, UNM ECURE Program

Graduate Teams:

A Methodological Approach to Next-Gen Science Sharing through 3D Modeling
Blair Mirka, Geography and Environmental Studies
Amanda Dobrov, Public Archaeology
Kathleen Webster, Biology
Kyana Montoya, Biology
Rhiannon Nolan, Earth and Planetary Sciences

Multicomponent telehealth treatment for opioid-dependent incarcerated women in New Mexico
Emily Starratt, Clinical Psychology
Gabriella Bellissimo, Health Exercise & Sports Science
Lissa Knudsen, Communication & Journalism
Katherine Rickers, Sociology

Realizing Change for the UNM Community: Networking Basic Needs Resources
Cassidy Tawse-Garcia, Geography and Environmental Studies
Ramona Malczynski, Geography and Environmental Studies
Hally Bert, Community and Regional Planning

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Researchers Panel

A panel discussion with UNM faculty researchers. Each panelist will discuss important barriers and benefits they have encountered in interdisciplinary research, followed by questions and observations from participants.

Moderated by:
Mary Jo Daniel, PhD
Associate Vice President for Research
University of New Mexico

Panelists:

Frances Hayashida, PhDFrances Hayashida, PhD  
Professor and Director
Latin American and Iberian Institute

Lloyd Lee, PhD Lloyd Lee, PhD 
Professor
Native American Studies

Johnnye Lewis, PhDJohnnye Lewis, PhD 
Director, Community Environmental Health Program
Research Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
UNM College of Pharmacy

Trevor Spoelma, PhDTrevor Spoelma, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Department of Management
UNM Anderson School of Managment

Cunlu Zhou, PhDCunlu Zhou, PhD 
Post Doctoral Fellow, Center for Quantum Information and Control

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Grand Challenges Lighting Talks

Learn more about research and programs within the University's three Grand Challenge team-based research projects at UNM. Presenters will each speak for 5-7 minutes, followed by several minutes for questions/answers.

Moderated by:
Anita Grierson
Operations and Interdisciplinary Research Development Director
Grand Challenges Program

Speakers:

Jim Cavanagh, PhDJim Cavanagh, PhD 
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Yi He, PhDYi He, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Yolanda Lin, PhDYolanda Lin, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies

Anjali Mulchandani, PhDAnjali Mulchandani, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering

4:00 - 4:30 PM

Networking

Gather with attendees at the end of the day to network at the Draft & Table and get to know the Convergence on Tap presenters.
4:30 - 5:30 PM

Convergence on Tap: Campus Convergence

Four presenters will speak for 7 minutes about team-based projects between main, north, and branch campuses that are making significant impacts on our communities. Presentations will be followed by 5 minutes of questions.

Moderator:
Jeffrey, Rack, PhD
Faculty Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Science Cooperative
Director, Laboratory for Magneto-optical Spectroscopy

Panelists:

Judy Cannon, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
UNM School of Medicine
Presentation Title: From experiments to computational models and back again: models of immunity

Lorenda Belone, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Health, Exercise & Sports Sciences
UNM College of Education
Presentation Title: Family Listening Program a Culturally-Centered Dissemination and Implementation Project

Emily Starratt
PhD Student, Dpeartment of Psychology
Presentation Title: Workforce Enhancement for New Mexico Addiction Treatment Providers

9:00 - 10:00 AM

How to Develop Collaborative Research

Experience Roundtable - focus on real-world view into interdisciplinary team building. Experienced researchers will provide examples of some of the problems encountered and successful practices as they worked to build succesful teams. Come learn from others at UNM who are making teams work. There will be time for audience questions and interaction.

Moderated by:
Hannah Torres, PhD
Director
UNM Faculty Research Development Office

Presenters:

William Michener, PhD 
Professor Emeritus

Melinda Morgan, JD 
Director, UNM Sustainability Studies

Mark Stone, PhD 
Professor, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

10:00 - 11:00 AM

How to Strengthen Industrial/Academic Collaborations in the Bioscience Sector

Learn how the NM BioScience Authority is working to increase the amount of bioscience industry in the state and talk to a panel of bioscience academics and entrepreneurs to discuss ways to improve collaborations between research institutions and industry partners.

Moderated by:
Michael Prossnitz
Program Manager
Accelerating Solutions for Commercialization & Entrepreneurial Development

Panelists:

John Chavez, MBA
Managing Director
New Mexico Start-Up Factory

Steve Graves, PhD
CEO and President
BennuBio

Dave Hanson, PhD
Co-Founder and Chief Development and Innovation Officer
GrowVera

Eric Prossnitz, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of New Mexico
Academic Principal Investigator, ASCEND Accelerator Hub

Prisca Tiasse, PhD
Founder and President
The Community Lab

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Undergraduate Team Research Concept Competition

Teams of undergraduate students were invited to develop interdisciplinary team research concepts to share at the Team Research Symposium. Six finalist teams will present.

Moderated by:
Tim Schroeder, PhD
Director, UNM Undergraduate Research, Arts & Design Network
Director, UNM ECURE Program

Undergraduate Teams:

At the Intersection of Social Determinants of Health and Epigenetics: A Study of Type II Diabetes
Nikita Jaiswal, Health, Medicine and Human Values
Cory Henn, Biology

Can Seaweed Farming Save the Coral?
Samantha Multari, Biology and Physics
Joseph Witiuk, Liberal Arts

Combatting Food Insecurity: LoboEats
Amiah Dutra, Psychology
Jane Keth, Chemical Engineering

Exploring regional differences between social determinants of health and amphetamine use in metropolitan and rural communities
Jude Chavez, Psychology
Misha Lockamy, Biology
Daisy Ortega, Engineering

Piezo Electric Shock Absorber
William Mitchell, Physics
Kaelin Gagnon, Chemistry

12:00 - 1:00 PM

LUNCH

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Demystifying Evaluation for Team Research Projects:

Perspectives from an Evaluator and a Project Manager

This interactive session will give investigators insight into key components of evaluation, including an overview of logic models, drafting effective goals and outcomes, and tips for finding and working with an evaluator. Attendees will have opportunities to discuss the content with each other and the facilitators, to apply these areas to proposals they are currently preparing or that they plan to submit, and will leave this session with a better understanding of this important component of team research projects.

Spearkers:

Selena ConnealySelena Connealy, PhD 
Associate Director
NM EPSCoR

Rachel BorenRachel Boren, PhD 
Director
Southwest Outreach Academic Research (SOAR)
Evaluation & Policy Center New Mexico State University

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Administrators Panel

Following the Researchers Panel, UNM research administrators will reflect upon the barriers and benefits discussed by the researcher panelists and session participants earlier in the day. Administrator panelists will also discuss additional considerations that were not addressed by researcher panelists, and provide insights on how UNM can help overcome obstacles and maximize benefits.

Moderated by:
Julia Fulghum, PhD
Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Special Assistant for Graduate Education

Panelists:

Ellen FisherEllen Fisher, PhD
Vice President for Research
University of New Mexico

Kristopher Goodrich Kristopher M. Goodrich, PhD
Associate Dean for Research and Distance Education
UNM College of Education & Human Sciences

Christopher Lippitt Christopher D. Lippitt, PhD
Associate Dean for Research
UNM College of Arts & Sciences

Ganesh Balakrishnan Ganesh Balakrishnan, PhD
Director, New Mexico EPSCoR
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

3:00 - 3:15 PM

Student Awards Ceremony

Undergraduate and Graduate Team Research Concept Competition winners will be announced.

Presented by:
Pamela Cheek, PhD
Associate Provost for Student Success
University of New Mexico

4:00 - 4:30 PM

Networking

Gather with attendees at the end of the day to network at the Draft & Table and get to know Convergence on Tap presenters.
4:30 - 5:30 PM

Convergence on Tap: Alumni Team-Based Research Experiences

Four alumni will speak for 7 minutes about team-based research projects they have participated in during their careers. Presentations will be followed by 5 minutes of questions.

Moderator:
Jeffrey, Rack, PhD
Faculty Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Science Cooperative
Director, Laboratory for Magneto-optical Spectroscopy

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Sandia - UNM Partnerships

Have you ever been interested in working with Sandia National Laboratories on a potential research project? Learn from a panel of current Sandia-UNM collaborators on how their projects began and where their partnerships have taken them.

Moderated by:
Edl Schamiloglu, PhD
Associate Dean for Research
Distinguished Professor UNM School of Engineering

Panelists:

Tito BusaniTito Busani, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
UNM Center for High Technology Materials

Kimberly Butler-KimKimberly Butler-Kim, PhD 
Sandia National Laboratories

Aaron OlsonAaron Olson, PhD 
Sandia National Laboratories

Christopher PerfettiChristopher Perfetti, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Nuclear Engineering
University of New Mexico

Andrew SuchanekAndrew Suchanek, PhD 
Sandia National Laboratories

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Co-op Collaboration Series Kick-off:

Asking Different Questions in Collaborative Research

Please join us for this special session kicking off the Interdisciplinary Science Cooperative’s new quarterly event dedicated to sharing best practices in team research, The Co-op Collaboration Series. Learn how the leadership of the Feminist Research Institute at the University of California at Davis are producing research outcomes that facilitate meaningful and respectful dialogue across disciplinary and cultural divides, and gain tools to apply their equity-based solutions to your own research projects.

Speakers:

Kalindi VoraKalindi Vora, PhD 
Visiting Professor, Yale University
Professor, University of California at Davis
Director, UC Davis Feminist Research Institute

Sarah McCulloughSarah McCullough, PhD 
Associate Director
University of California at Davis Feminist Research Institute

12:00 - 1:30 PM

Sandia National Laboratories Student Networking Table

Are you a current UNM student who is interested in working for Sandia National Laboratories once you graduate? Join us for this special networking event to learn about Sandia and how your skills and knowledge could be a fit.

Please bring a resume for this event

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Reception/Networking

While you're meeting the ASSURE students or introducing yourself to Sandia National Laboratories, join us for hors d'ouvres and networking in PAÍS.
12:30 - 1:30 PM

Arts & Sciences Support for Undergraduate Research Experience (ASSURE) Poster Session

Get to know the first recipients of the Arts & Sciences Support for Undergraduate Research Experience (ASSURE) program and learn about their research projects.
1:30 - 2:30 PM

PAÍS Tour

Tour UNM's new state-of-the-art facility, the Physics & Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science building (PAÍS).

 

 

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