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Large Externally Funded Centers - Panel Discussion


Professor George A. Truskey, Ph.D. (Moderator), Professor Yiran Chen, Ph.D., Professor Stephen L. Craig, Ph.D., and Professor Claudia K. Gunsch, Ph.D.

Open to all, this in-person panel discussion is designed to provide insight into the advantages and disadvantages of large externally funded centers, their impact on research and scholarship in higher education, and how best to manage them to ensure the highest quality of research and teaching. ‎ Featuring: George A. Truskey, Ph.D. (Moderator), Associate Vice President for Research & Innovation and R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Yiran Chen, Ph.D., Director of the NSF AI Institute for Edge Computing (Athena) and Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering; Stephen L. Craig, Ph.D., Director of the Center for the Chemistry of Molecularly Optimized Networks (MONET) and William T. Miller Distinguished Professor of Chemistry; and Claudia K. Gunsch, Ph.D., Director of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Microbiome Engineering (PreMiEr), Associate Dean for Duke Engineering Research & Infrastructure, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Science & Policy ‎ For more information and to register, please visit ‎ Panel discussion part of Duke Research & Innovation Week 2023. Learn more at


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