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VPR Weyrich named new President of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

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With mixed emotions and well wishes, the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) would like to announce that VP Andrew S. Weyrich has accepted a new position as President of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF), effective January 4, 2022. Dr. Weyrich is working with the U to develop a seamless transition plan for the VPR Office that will be announced in the near future. While we celebrate this wonderful opportunity with Dr. Weyrich, we are also saddened to lose a remarkable VPR whose dedication to enhancing the U’s position as a global leader in research innovation and discovery has helped the university reach new heights.

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New Associate Director of the Pre-Award Team - Joy Blatchford

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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Joy Blatchford as the Associate Director of the Pre-Award team for both the Senior Vice President of Health Sciences (SVPHS) and Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR), effective October 18, 2021. Ms. Blatchford will succeed Ms. Kami McNeill who will continue her role as the SVPHS Pre-Award Manager and will play an integral role in the transition process.

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RSVP for Research Town Hall

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The Office of the Vice President for Research is hosting the Third Annual F&A Town Hall on November 3, 2021, from 12-1 pm. The town hall is open to all faculty, staff, post-docs, and students, and will consist of a presentation and open Q&A session.

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Fall Writing Retreat

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Please join us for a one-day retreat to work on fellowship/grant applications or to develop larger projects (e.g., books, interventions). We will also be highlighting some new funding opportunities including support for research on equity, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI). This retreat is free and open to all faculty.

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New Director of Energy & Geoscience Institute - Milind Deo, PhD

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I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Milind Deo as the Director of the Energy & Geoscience Institute (EGI), effective on July 1, 2021. In January 2021, Dr. Deo assumed the role of Interim Director from Dr. Raymond Levey who recently retired as Director of EGI for over 20 years. Dr. Deo comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience to lead EGI as a premier energy research institute in oil and gas, geothermal energy and carbon management.

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Last Updated: 4/13/21