Events in CRP

Running Groups: Panera Pounders/Research Park Runners
Wednesday evenings/Thursday mornings

More info/calendar 

Yoga in the Courtyard (indoors if inclement weather)
December 12, 6:30pm

Location: The Westin at Bridge Street
More info

Melting Pot Ladies Night Out
December 21, 5pm

Location: Melting Pot at Bridge Street
More info

January 26,  5-7pm

Location: Jackson Center Pub
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Director's Corner

Happiest of holidays to you! 

Thank you to each and every one of you doing important work to keep our country safe, our families healthy, our communications efficient and safe, and we know that whatever you're working on or wherever you're working, you are tackling the toughest challenges facing us today and tomorrow. We are blessed that you all work, play and learn in CRP! 

Last month, I completed my final course of study to become a certified Business Incubation Manager. This certification provides a firm foundation to help us understand what entrepreneurs need and how to support their growth in CRP. 

Thank you to those who took our short events survey. Your input was greatly appreciated and informs how our events and activities in 2018 shape up. 

There's a teaser to our newest event below...and that kicks off in early January....but will only be announced on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Be sure to follow--and invite your colleagues to do so--you don't want miss out on free stuff in the Park starting next month. 

May you and your families enjoy the holidays. If you're traveling, we hope you have safe travels on your journey. Thanks for reading, see you next year!

Erin Koshut
Director, Cummings Research Park
Tried the NEW Starbucks Cafe inside the Westin yet?
Check out this discount for employees in CRP! 

HudsonAlpha receives $71,000 Boeing Company charitable grant for STEM workforce development
HudsonAlpha, Decmber  2017

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology announced today that it received a three-year, $71,000 Boeing charitable grant to fund its Launching Aspiring Biotechnology Scientists (L.A.B.S.) program. Established in 2014, L.A.B.S. equips students from disadvantaged and underrepresented populations with the basic skills and knowledge that are essential in the STEM workforce. The program was revamped in 2016 and is now a two-year commitment for participants who are selected via an application process. When selected, students participate in after-school, lab-based experiences that illustrate and reinforce key math and science concepts.

UAH professors find "widespread misattribution" in research publications and grant proposals
UAH,  December  2017


"Authorship and Citation Manipulation in Academic Research," co-authored by Dr. Allen “Al” Wilhite and Dr. Eric Fong, has been published by PLOS ONE, a peer-reviewed open-access scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science. Both men are professors in the College of Business at UAH. This is a significant extension of a previous study about editors who insist that authors add citations to articles in the editor’s journal – even though they weren’t used in the research – as a condition of publication. The new research study looked at 18 different fields and additionally looked at the addition of false investigators to grant proposals as well as honorary authorship and padded citations.The research was funded by a $212,000 grant from the Office of Research Integrity, which oversees and directs public health service research integrity activities for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 


ADTRAN donates 8k to GOKarts to provide Huntsville Hospital pediatric patients holiday cheer
WHNT,  December 2017

Huntsville Hospital for Women and Children received a special donation Friday to benefit the children they serve. ADTRAN provided more than $8000 to bring Gamers Outreach Karts (GO Karts) to the hospital through the Huntsville Hospital Foundation. ADTRAN’s employee donation program, Team ADTRAN, was the vehicle for this donation. GO Karts are specially designed carts with gaming consoles mounted on them, meant to bring entertainment and recreation to children in the pediatric unit. The Karts are equipped with Xbox and/or Playstations and game controllers. They sit on rolling carts that healthcare professionals can raise or lower to comfortably rest at a child's bedside.

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