Spring 2024 HRA Members Meeting: Partnering With Other Funders

3/11/24, 12:00 - 1:30PM ET - Online via Zoom - Members Meeting Virtual Session

This session will explore the intricacies of supporting research through effective partnerships. Through speakers and breakout discussion, we will showcase effective models–from ongoing funder collaboratives to one-off partnerships–and identify best practices and challenges. HRA members will come away from the session with insights and tips for exploring opportunities for collaboration.

Panelists will present real-life examples of successful collaborations that have contributed to advancing biomedical research. Gain practical tips on how to find and set up successful partnerships–from defining a shared vision for success, developing strategies for leveraging resources and expertise, and evolving partnerships over time.

Following the panel discussion, we invite you to participate in smaller breakout groups for a more in-depth exploration of the various partnership examples–and to brainstorm about HRA’s possible role in supporting members seeking greater collaboration.


Catriona Manville, PhD
Director of Research Policy | Association of Medical Research Charities

Julia Miglets-Nelson, PhD
Senior Manager, Research Programs & Partnerships | American Brain Foundation

Maaike Everts, PhD
Executive Director, Translational Therapeutics Accelerator (TRxA) | Critical Path Institute

Maaike Everts, PhD, is Executive Director of the Critical Path Institute’s Translational Therapeutics Accelerator. Prior to C-Path, she had a leadership role with Parenteral Drug Delivery Solutions at Evonik Health Care. Before joining Evonik, Maaike was a full professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She had been at UAB since 2002, initially as a postdoctoral scholar in its Gene Therapy Center. She received her Ph.D. in Pharmacokinetics and Drug Delivery from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands

Anne Gramiak, MPH, MSLOC
Senior Manager, Epilepsy Leadership Council and Partnerships | American Epilepsy Society