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    GIP/GRAND Joint Webinar: Emergency Preparedness in the Research Enterprise

    September 8, 2023

    The Group on Research Advancement and Development (GRAND) and the Group on Institutional Planning (GIP) recognizes the importance of emergency preparedness, especially for the research enterprise. The webinar focused on discussing the importance of integrating the research enterprise into the institution’s overall emergency preparedness plan. Attendees heard from three academic medical centers on how to plan for and deal with major disruptions, such as power outages and natural disasters.

    Learning Objectives

    • Recognize the need for and importance of creating robust emergency preparedness policies.
    • Describe to colleagues the importance of and opportunity to include the research enterprise in preparedness planning.
    • Identify elements and examples of effective policies that can be implemented at their institution.


    Deborah Lazzarino, PhD, MA
    Associate Dean for Research
    New Jersey Medical School
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

    Emma A. Meagher, MD
    Professor, Medicine and Pharmacology
    Senior Vice Dean for Clinical and Translational Research
    Senior Associate Vice Provost for Human Research
    Vice President for Clinical Research, UPHS Associate Dean, PSOM Master’s and Certificate Programs
    Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

    William D. Myles
    Assistant Director Safety & Emergency Preparedness
    Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

    Brian Smith, JD, MBA
    Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
    Senior Associate Vice Chancellor – Research
    University of California, San Francisco

    Kenira Thompson, PhD, MBA, MS
    President & Director of Research
    Ponce Research Institute
    Vice President of Research
    Ponce Health Sciences University


    Presentation slides (PDF)