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2023 NAVREF Conference - The Journey Begins

29 Nov 2022 10:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Written by: Peter Martin, NAVREF Program Support Specialist

Minneapolis-St. Paul Area | Explore Minnesota

With the 2022 NAVREF conference seemingly still in our rearview mirror, we have been steadfast in our preparations for next year’s conference. We are excited to share that our planning committee has been formed and the next host city has been decided. For those who do not know, the 2023 conference will be held in the land of 10,000 lakes, in the great city of Minneapolis.

Earlier this month, the full-time staff at NAVREF had the privilege to be able to convene in the twin cities and begin scouting venues. Throughout this visit we were able to learn about the rich history and culture of the area as a parallel to our constant traversal of the city’s different neighborhoods. We are confident in saying that this is an ideal conference destination, with ideally located venues and a lot of activities to offer.

We are happy to introduce a diverse and deep planning committee with a lot of new faces inspired by the last conference and some experienced members returning as well.

2023 Conference Planning Committee:
  • Peggy Bradley— Executive Director, Biomedical Research and Education Foundation of Southern Arizona
  • Pamela Capone—Executive Director, McGuire Research Institute
  • Julie Gouda, MD-- Executive Director, Midwest Veterans’ Biomedical Research Foundation
  • Lori Gould— Executive Director, Central New York Research Corporation
  • Jeremy Greene, MS— Executive Director, Arizona Veterans Research and Education Foundation
  • Jacob Lindheimer, PhD— Associate Chief of Staff/ Research, Madison VA Medical Center
  • Jennifer Mock— Finance & Operations Manager, Veterans Health and Research Foundation
  • Felix Oliver— Executive Director, Institute for Clinical Research, Inc.
  • Christiane Perry— Contracts & Grants Post Award Manager
  • Mary Reeder— Grants Administration, Tampa VA Research and Education Foundation
  • Angie Smith, MPH— Executive Director, North Florida Foundation for Research & Education
  • Jenni Waters— Operations Manager, Salem Research Institute


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