Stronger Together: How Collaboration Can Lead to Greater Impact [HRA Members Meeting, Fall 2018]

Collaboration is often the key to scientific success, bringing together individuals with different expertise and skills to advance the field. This type of teamwork can also elevate and improve the efforts of biomedical research grant makers, bringing organizations together toward a common mission. This session will begin with an introduction to HRA’s new “Collaboration Program” that aims to enhance the collaborative behaviors of HRA members. The program’s key activity is a workshop on May 1-2, 2019. Then HRA member organizations will present examples of successful collaborations; one between an HRA member and the public sector and one between two HRA members, that serve to not only provide crucial resources to the research community, but also to advance scientific knowledge and patient care. Members will share their stories on how these collaborations were forged, how working with other organizations contributes to and improves their mission-driven work, and what they hope to accomplish from establishing such symbiotic relationships.

Nicole Burpo
Manager, Focused Research | American Heart Association

Maryrose Franko, PhD (Presentation)
Executive Director | Health Research Alliance

Shannon Gallagher-Colombo, PhD (Presentation)
Assistant Director | AACR Foundation

Kristen Mueller, PhD (Presentation)
Scientific Program Director | Melanoma Research Alliance

Joe Cotter (Presentation)
Research Constituent Engagement Manager | American Cancer Society