July 2020 Summary Board Memo

Dear NORDP members,

The Board of Directors held their July Board meeting this week. Below are a few highlights and upcoming events:

As I emphasized in my opening message to you, NORDP is deeply committed to creating an inclusive environment. Accordingly, we wanted to feature NORDP’s statement on diversity more prominently on our public website. Therefore, we have moved it to immediately follow our mission statement on the home page.

The third Conversation Roadblocks: A Dialogue with NORDP’s Committee on Inclusive Excellence and our first Virtual Idea Showcase – featuring posters and lightning talks – will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2020. If you have registered for the Virtual Idea Showcase remember to login to kistorm.com to browse content and join the event. Check out the NORDP calendar to register for all upcoming events.

We launched a webpage highlighting the NORD / InfoReady Research Grants which are sponsored InfoReady. You can find information there about all previously funded awards and upcoming deadlines.

The Professional Development Committee is looking for volunteers to help host our virtual events. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Rebecca Latimer at rtl6m@virginia.edu.


Kimberly Eck

Kimberly Eck, MPH, PhD
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Research Development
University of Tennessee, Office of Research & Engagement

President 2020-2021
National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP)
NORDP fosters a culture of inclusive excellence by actively promoting and supporting diversity, inclusion and equity in all its forms to expand our worldview, enrich our work, and elevate our profession.


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