TRED Annual Report FY2021

NSU DIVISION OF RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NSU DIVISION OF RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 3 2 Each year, I feel privileged to work with Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU’s) central research department staff, whose expertise, experience, resources, and continued efforts support the ambitious research endeavors of our faculty, students, and other research professionals. Division of Research and Economic Development is a diverse group of offices, along with a core center of research facilities, that facilitates and enriches the research of both junior and senior investigators. We are engaged in proposal development, grant management, research compliance, capacity building, networking, and technology transfer. Our accomplishments are realized through and amplified by the scholarship and other successes of our scientists, engineers, humanists, and artists as well as our business, law, and medical professionals and other academicians. We continually evaluate and improve our services for the entire NSU research community. Our 2020–2021 fiscal year included some notable achievements and improvements to our service offerings. In addition to these enhancements, we continue to provide state-of-the-art research facilities and support through our Center for Collaborative Research (CCR) Core Research Facilities, accessible to all NSU investigators. These fee-for-service labs include flow cytometry, imaging, genomics and bioinformatics, cell therapy, and a vivarium. We have additional offices for those engaged in research with implications beyond the lab. Our Office of Clinical Research supports faculty conducting clinical trials, whose work aims to improve the quality of health care. Additionally, the Office of Technology Transfer identifies and helps researchers negotiate the protection and commercialization of their intellectual and technological inventions. Current and prospective grant seekers engage with two additional units in our department: the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Grant Writing Laboratory. The Office of Sponsored Programs provides all the tools and support NSU faculty need to apply for, and manage, both internally- and externally-funded projects. The Grant Writing Laboratory provides research development support to assist in project ideation, finding funding, and grantsmanship as well as providing opportunities for researchers to interact and develop new collaborations. We are all committed to and motivated by the NSU research community, and look forward to leveraging past successes and seizing future opportunities to further build our institution’s research stature. Gary S. Margules, Sc.D. Vice President for Research As we launch a new fiscal year, Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU’s) research enterprise is in a period of transition and growth. On September 1, 2021, I joined NSU as senior vice president for research and associate provost. By combining these two roles, I will bridge the academic and research opportunities at NSU to advance both faculty and student research and scholarship. I am very excited to be joining NSU at this critical period in its growth. The strategic expansion of basic, applied, clinical, and commercial research has elevated NSU’s position as a rising research university. The fundamentals of a strong reputation in research excellence are supported by assets like the new HCA Florida University Hospital, NSU’s premier research facilities, innovative research, highly qualified faculty, and all the students who are advancing their lives and careers through NSU. My role, along with my talented team, is to amplify ongoing initiatives and build a recognized brand of research in the state of Florida. This will be accomplished by enhancing the student experience with research across the curricula, driving and facilitating faculty research across all colleges, and leveraging NSU research as the innovation engine for economic development across the state and nationally. In close collaboration with the leadership, deans, and the research community at NSU, we will aim to further enhance grant funding toward achieving President Hanbury’s Vision 2025, increase undergraduate and graduate student research across all colleges and campuses at the university, and support a rise in innovation toward further economic development in our region. We also want to offer to our faculty and students improved infrastructure and resources to enhance their ability to do cutting-edge research, as well as to fund and disseminate their research to the world. Our division is committed to facilitating collaboration among all units across the campuses toward a one NSU for research. Ken Dawson-Scully, Ph.D., M.Sc. Senior Vice President for Research and Economic Development Associate Provost VICE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE