Government Relations: The Changing Landscape - Duke Researcher Fundamentals Session

January 26, -
Speaker(s): Interim Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations Chris Simmons and Assistant Vice President of Government Relations Melissa Vetterkind
This in-person Researcher Fundamentals session is designed to familiarize faculty investigators with the changing landscape of government relations as it relates to facilitating their innovative research at Duke.

Featuring: Chris Simmons, Interim Vice President, Public Affairs and Government Relations and Melissa Vetterkind, Assistant Vice President, Office of Government Relations

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Limited seating available.

Researcher Fundamentals session part of Duke Research & Innovation Week 2023. Learn more at

A new track of educational opportunities, Duke Researcher Fundamentals Sessions will familiarize faculty investigators with various research enterprise tools, resources and services to help facilitate their innovative research at Duke. Faculty and research staff across campus and the School of Medicine are invited to join their colleagues and subject matter experts in robust discussions about the challenges facing researchers in the post-COVID world.

Office for Research and Innovation


African and African American Studies (AAAS); Art, Art History & Visual Studies; Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (AMES); Biology; Biomedical Engineering (BME); Chemistry; Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE); Classical Studies; Computer Science; Cultural Anthropology; Dance Program; Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI); Duke Initiative for Science & Society; Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative; Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS); Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy; Economics; Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE); English; Evolutionary Anthropology; Fuqua School of Business; Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies; German Studies; History; International Comparative Studies (ICS); John Hope Franklin Center (JHFC); Kenan Institute for Ethics; Law School; Linguistics; Literature; Mathematics; Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS); Music; Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainability; Nicholas School of the Environment; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Pratt School of Engineering; Psychology and Neuroscience; Religious Studies; Romance Studies; Sanford School of Public Policy; School of Medicine (SOM); School of Nursing (SON); Slavic and Eurasian Studies; Social Science Research Institute (SSRI); Sociology; Statistical Science; Theater Studies; Trinity College


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