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Public Impact Research Workshop

UVA Public interest Research Workshop

In light of the University's recent COVID-19 response directive, we have decided to postpone indefinitely the March 25th Public Impact Research Workshop. 


We thank you all for your understanding and flexibility during this time. 


Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research in collaboration with the Office of the Provost.

The Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities recently issued a report, Public Impact Research: Engaged Universities Making the Difference, asking its member institutions to adopt the term “Public Impact Research” to describe research that “improves lives and serves societies.” This may leave some to wonder: Doesn’t all research serve society? Faculty, graduate students, and postdocs are invited to this informal roundtable discussion hosted by the Vice President for Research to consider this and other questions, learn about public impact research opportunities, and to hear from faculty who have placed the mission of public interest research at the heart of their work.  

This workshop is one of a series of events planned as part of Public Service Week at the University of Virginia.

Date: March 25, 2020

Time: 3:30-5:00

Location: Wilson Hall Room 142, Charlottesville, VA


Invited Speakers:

Workshop Agenda:



3:30 - 3:40 Welcome and Introductions (Ram Ramasubramanian)
3:40 - 4:10 Lightning Talks on Public Impact Research (Invited Speakers)
4:10 -  5:00 Breakout Groups (All Participants)

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