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Office of Research Awareness: An Introduction to University Administration Support Program Fellow Daniel Abankwah

February 11, 2022 at 10:00am11:00am EST

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As part of the Office of Research Awareness Series we are pleased to host a virtual discussion with incoming University Administration Support Program (UASP) Fellow, Daniel Nana Yaw Abankwah.

Mr. Abankwah comes to Syracuse from the University of Ghana, where he serves as a Research Development Officer in the Office of Research, Innovation, and Development, specifically serving the College of Health Sciences. As a UASP Fellow, Mr. Abankwah is participating in a competitively awarded, short-term U.S. based training experiences for key mid- and senior-level university research administrators and faculty, which is supported by the Carnegie Corporation and managed by IREX. The fellowship seeks to deepen fellows understanding of a specific area of research management from observing in real-time how U.S. research management teams are structured and operate while expanding their professional networks. Fellows then refine implementation plans—developed through an initial ten month virtual leadership course—to guide them and their colleagues in implementing sustainable research management reform(s) at their home institution.

Mr. Abankwah will spend three weeks visiting with research offices and faculty at Syracuse University and SUNY Upstate Medical University, to investigate his primary interest in creating a non-paper-based review system for ethics review boards, as well as to discuss topics such as: competing for large grants, mentoring early career faculty, management of sponsored program, and the processes and purpose for research data collection.

Mr. Abankwah will be on campus from February 7 – 25, 2022. Faculty or research-related staff interested in meeting with Mr. Abankwah, or having him visit a laboratory, faculty meeting, research development discussion, or other research-related activity should contact Christina Leigh Docteur in the Office of Research at, or Mr. Abankwah directly at

This event was published on February 7, 2022.

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