UM-Dearborn – UM-Flint Collaborative Research & Networking Series: Health and Engineering Event


Friday, February 18
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Dearborn and Flint faculty on February 18, 2022 , 12 - 1:30 PM for research lightning talks in the areas of Health and Engineering and breakout sessions for further discussions among registered participants. Breakout sessions will be an opportunity for all participants to network with colleagues and share their own interests, research and questions related to the topic of Health and Engineering.

Lightning talks presenters:

  • Amanda Esquivel, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering , UM-Dearborn

  • Yasser Aboelkassem, Assistant Professor, College of Innovation & Technology, UM-Flint

  • Joe Fujiou Lo, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UM-Dearborn

  • Jennifer Blackwood, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, College of Health Sciences, UM-Flint

  • Gargi Ghosh, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UM-Dearborn

  • Marilyn Filter, Associate Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, UM-Flint

  • Natalie Sampson, Associate Professor, Public Health, UM-Dearborn

  • Nathaniel Miller, Associate Professor of Psychology, UM-Flint

Event Recordings:
(NOTE: available only to UM community & requires log in with UM credentials)

At the conclusion of the series, teams led by PIs from both campuses (one PI from Dearborn and one PI from Flint) will have an opportunity to apply for collaborative research grants ranging from $20,000 to $40,000. The award criteria will focus on developing cross-campus research collaborations with potential for external funding. 

Attendance of one or more events is strongly encouraged but *not* required to apply for a grant. There are *no* topic limitations for this program- applications in all areas of research will be accepted. Research profiles of interested collaborators from both campuses is now available to view. Go to event registration for researcher profile upload instructions.

View here the UM-Dearborn – UM-Flint Collaborative Research Grants Program Guidelines. The program application window is January 28, 10 AM - April 25, 2022, 5:00 PM. Appy now via InfoReady!

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