The Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) is a working partnership between regional institutions and sites funded by Clinical & Translational Science Awards (CTSA) with a goal to accelerate discoveries toward better health. This session will discuss ITHS services available to UW faculty including pre-clinical research development, community outreach, education & training, pilot funding and database of volunteers. This session will also discuss the difference between gifts, grants, and contracts.
Research Navigator, ITHS, School of Medicine
Beth Hacker serves as the Research Navigator for the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS), a NIH Clinical and Translational Award Site based at the University of Washington. She is the initial point of contact for all investigators, trainees and other people in the WWAMI research community interested in accessing ITHS services. With over 10 years’ experience as a Research Scientist at the UW, Dr. Hacker has not only institutional knowledge but also broad personal experience with all aspects of the research process. This knowledge is coupled with a comprehensive overview of all ITHS services and personnel to provide guidance to anyone contacting the ITHS. Dr. Hacker earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois.
Associate Director of Sponsored Programs
Michael A. Corn has been the Associate Director of Sponsored Programs since 2008, where his primary areas of responsibilities include industry research agreements, clinical trials, corporate affiliate programs, and serving as the office's primary contact for the University's Center for Commercialization.
Before that he was the Director of Regulatory Guidance in the Office of Research and Graduate Education in the UW's School of Medicine. He was responsible for reviews of research-related conflicts of interest, ethics law compliance issues and outside employment requests. He also advised on a number of other legally-related matters pertaining to research, research policy, contracts and technology transfer. Beginning in 2000 Mr. Corn worked in the Office of Research at the UW where he was Senior Assistant to the Vice Provost for Research.
Before coming to the University of Washington Mr. Corn, who is an attorney, worked in private practice, was the Executive Assistant and Assistant to the President for Legal Affairs at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, practiced corporate and securities law for both publicly and privately held companies which included two stints as general counsel. He is a member of both the Washington and Oregon bars and received his undergraduate degree from Reed College and his law degree from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, both of which are located in Portland, Oregon.