Upcoming CSPO Events

  • October 21, 2016
    CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy

    The Illusion of Average: Renewing Research Infrastructure

    When the Differences Matter: Implications for Research Infrastructure in an Age of Personalization

    In this talk, Dr. William T. Riley and Paul Tarini discuss their experiences with establishing research portfolios to support research in an age of personalization. Dr. Riley provides insights into public sector management based on his work with the Precision Medicine Initiative and to transition the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) to a “data rich” endeavor integrating behavioral, social, and biomedical sciences for human health outcomes. He also speaks about balancing this transition in an office with a policy advising and public communications mission. Mr. Tarini discusses the goals and mission of the Pioneering Ideas portfolio within the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). His particular emphasis is on cultivating research at boundary of new modes of inquiry and discovery for a national “Culture of Health.” Dr. Eric Hekler moderates the session to draw out questions, challenges, and strategies facing public and private research managers advancing scientific research for human health.

    Eric Hekler, William Riley, Paul Tarini