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Building effective industry partnerships. March 2, 10-11:30 a.m. A webinar for Illinois health sciences researchers and innovators. Co-hosted by the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute and the Office of Corporate Relations. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Building Effective Industry Partnerships

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Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute & the Office of Corporate Relations
Mar 2, 2023   10:00 - 11:30 am  
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Maggie Berg
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IHSI Events

This informational webinar, co-hosted by the Office of Corporate Relations (OCR) and Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI), will explore the various aspects of engaging in industry-sponsored research and building successful industry partnerships. For health sciences researchers and innovators, these partnerships may be particularly valuable for funding and translating research and technologies that change lives, benefit society, and provide economic and environmental impact. Speakers from OCR, Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA), and the Office of Technology Management (OTM) will discuss their role in facilitating industry-academic partnerships and technology transfer, and a panel of researchers and corporate partners will share their experience and advice for developing and maintaining these relationships.


  • Megan Puzey | Executive Director, Office of Corporate Relations
  • Justin Blount | Senior Award Negotiator, Sponsored Programs Administration
  • Nathan Hoffman | Director, Office of Technology Management
  • Jeff Wallace | Assistant Director & Senior Technology Manager, Office of Technology Management 


  • Laura Appenzeller | Executive Director, University of Illinois Research Park (moderator) 
  • Stephen Boppart | Interim Director, IHSI
  • Steve Hood | Senior Scientific Director, Imaging Expertise Networks, GSK
  • Anna Keck | Assistant Director, Personalized Nutrition Initiative
  • Jerome Ng | Manager, Academic Partnerships, Abbvie
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