Research Development & Learning


The Office of Research Development and Learning (RD & L) is dedicated to proactively catalyzing activities that will grow the USA research enterprise including identification and targeting of funding opportunities, nurturing collaborative relationships and assisting in competitive application development.

Research Development activities span a broad spectrum. At the USA, RD & L is a committed, positive change - agent, capacity - builder and ambassador in the following areas:

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Breaking Announcements

The ORED will host the 2016 Research and Scholarly Activities Forum on Thursday May 12, 9-3:30P at the Faculty Club.  This year we are pleased to showcase the work of the 2015 Research and Scholarly Development Grant - and - Seed Grant in Support of the Arts and Humanities award recipients.  Please join us for this fun event.  

2016 ORED Research and Scholarly Activities Forum Agenda

9A – 11:30A 2015 Research and Scholarly Development Grant Program Awardees
Session Opening Remarks – David Johnson, Ph.D., Provost & Senior Vice President Academic Affairs,
Lynne Chronister, Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Natalie Bauer, Ph.D - "Detection of Biological Microparticle Localization and Uptake:  In vitro and In vivo"
Alex Beebe, Ph.D. – "Submarine Groundwater Discharge:  An Important and Elusive Source of Water and Nutrients to Mobile Bay"
Joe Currier, Ph.D. – "From Boots to Books:  A longitudinal Study of Returning Veterans' Success in Transitioning to College and Willingness to Seek Help"
Padma Thulasiraman, Ph.D. – "A Therapeutic Initiative for Retinoic Acid-Resistant Triple Negative Breast Cancer"
Saami Yazdani, Ph.D. - "Development of a Drug Coated Balloon for Peripheral Applications"
11:30A – 1:00P LUNCH
Remarks - Tony Waldrop, Ph.D., President, University of South Alabama
Metrics and Outcomes – Kim Littlefield, Ph.D., Asst. VP Research Development and Learning
1:00P – 3:30P 2015 Seed Grant in Support of the Arts and Humanities Awardees
Session Opening Remarks – Andrzej Wierzbicki, Ph.D., Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Isabel Brown, Ph.D. – "Upending Trujillo:  Dominican Women Writers Have Their Say"
Claire Cage, Ph.D. – "Masculinity in Revolutionary France"
Christine Eaton, Ph.D. – "Writing Behind Barbed Wire:  Reading POW Newspaper"
Nicholas Gossett, Ph.D. – "South Alabama Language Institute:  Successes and Future Development Goals"
Christina Lindeman, Ph.D. – "Revisions and Copy-editing:  The Metamorphosis of an Art Historical Manuscript"
Susan McCready, Ph.D. – "Commemorative Acts:  French Theater and the Great War"
Justin St. Claire, Ph.D. – "Contemporary Fiction and Cultural Critique"
Steve Trout, Ph.D. –  "War and Remembrance on the Alabama Gulf Coast"
Peter Wood, Ph.D. - "International Natural Trumpet Making Workshop"