New conference for research staff launches

“Research specialists and laboratory managers are a backbone of the
UW-Madison Research Enterprise.  This conference is designed to enhance
the skills and strengthen relationships of the UW-Madison research staff to ensure continued growth at the individual and campus levels.”

Norman Drinkwater
Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

The inaugural Research Staff Professional Development Conference will take place Wednesday, June 20, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. (with registration and continental breakfast at 8 a.m.) in Cooper Hall at the School of Nursing. The conference will focus on the unique professional development needs of research staff who work as laboratory technicians or laboratory managers across campus. This free event will feature breakout sessions, a keynote presentation, and complimentary lunch. The registration deadline is June 11. For details, visit


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