“The Federal Landscape: What’s Ahead for Research & Training?”

The Research Corporation of the University of Hawai’i (RCUH) will host its inaugural public forum on Friday, October 6, 2017 titled “The Federal Landscape: What’s Ahead for Research & Training?” The University of Hawai’i and the University of Hawai’i Association of Research Investigators are co-sponsors for this event.

The live forum will be at UH Manoa’s IT Center from 9:30-11:30 a.m. It is open to the public and will be streamed live to UH campuses across the state (excluding Honolulu Community College), as well as the UH Cancer Center and the Institute for Astronomy locations in Hilo, Manoa, and Maui. Seating is limited at each location and reservations may be made online here: http://bit.ly/2vrwkRP. Deadline for RSVPs is September 25, or when seating capacities are reached.

The three featured panelists are:

Anthony DeCrappeo, President, Council on Governmental Relations (COGR)
DeCrappeo has been with COGR since 1995, serving as Director for Research Compliance and Administration, Costing Policies; Vice President; and since 2005, as President. He works closely with senior federal agency officials that fund research on all matters related to policy, regulations, guidance, and audit findings that impact research, including the Directors and Deputy Directors of the NIH and NSF, and staff of the White House Offices of Management and Budget and Science and Technology Policy.

Jennifer Poulakidas, Vice President for Congressional & Governmental Affairs, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
Poulakidas works to promote public higher education’s positions to Congress and the Executive Branch on science and research, student affordability and access, innovation and competitiveness, among other issues important to major public universities. She previously served as legislative director for science at the University of California’s Washington D.C. office.

Jennifer Sabas, President, Kaimana Hila & Consultant to University of Hawai‘i
Sabas works to enhance UH’s federal research portfolio in oceanography, astronomy, renewable energy, and to seek new research opportunities. She consults with executive branch departments and agencies, congressional members, and committee staff to advance the University’s research, development and training. Sabas previously served as Chief of Staff for the late U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye for 20 years.