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Nadine Connor promoted to research policy and compliance post

April 6, 2017 By Natasha Kassulke

Nadine Connor has been appointed associate vice chancellor for research policy and compliance in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. She has been serving in the position on an interim basis for the past six months.

Photo: Nadine Connor

Nadine Connor

“Nadine is an extremely strong leader, setting a vision for and executing our institutional research compliance priorities. She will play a critical role in maintaining and enhancing research excellence at UW–Madison,” says Marsha Mailick, UW–Madison’s vice chancellor for research and graduate education. “Her experience as an active researcher on campus is vital to her understanding of faculty needs, and her experience as an interim vice chancellor has honed her skills and knowledge in the very critical areas of policy and compliance.”

Connor’s research compliance responsibilities include serving as the institutional official for both the human subjects and animal research programs, as well as overseeing the stem cell oversight program for the university.

“I am thrilled at the opportunity to continue serving the university in this capacity,” says Connor. “A major goal of our office is to streamline our compliance programs and policies to allow our scientists to spend more time on science and less on regulatory activities.”

Connor also holds the position of professor in the College of Letters & Science’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the School of Medicine and Public Health’s Department of Surgery. Connor’s research interests are in the areas of communication disorders and swallowing impairments. She focuses on how aging and neurological diseases affect these critical functions, and partners on a clinical project in the area of thyroid cancer.