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Would you like to promote your services to hundreds of U-M Medical School researchers, all in one afternoon? Spend a few hours learning the “word on the street” about the latest collaboration and funding opportunities, and network in an informal atmosphere with faculty and staff across dozens of specialties?

Then mark your calendar for Researchpalooza!

We invite your University of Michigan office or lab to join a unique opportunity to get “face time” and share some fun with hundreds of the researchers and staff of the Medical School.  UMHS is hosting its Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, August 22, 11:00am-2:00pm in the courtyards of the Medical Campus.  In conjunction with this popular annual event, the Medical School Office of Research (OoR) is once again hosting Researchpalooza.

Offices and labs that participate in Researchpalooza will be assigned a table in a vendor fair area in front of the Medical School.  Circle Drive will be closed, and we’ll have a tent with a “Wheel of Fortune,” popcorn machine, music, and other fun activities!

Pre-event communication is key, so OoR and UMHS will promote Researchpalooza through multiple channels on campus. Plus we'll be counting on exhibitors to advertise to their internal contacts and potential audiences, too.

In the spirit of the event, exhibitors might consider…

  • giveaways branded with the lab name (pens? frisbees? baseball caps?), or something edible is always popular
  • “fishbowl” drawing for a grand prize
  • staff in matching t-shirts, or even whimsical garb relevant to the discipline or service
  • special posters, graphics –or even balloons!- that promote the latest and greatest news

And speaking of spirit, don't forget about the Spirit Award! An anonymous faculty member will wander throughout the event judging the exhibiting lab or organization who's table is the most creative, friendly, and offers a clear message. The winning group will receive a fabulous trophy and a Zingerman's gift card. Last year's winner was UCUCA - will YOUR office have bragging rights this year?

Ready to sign up? Simply CLICK HERE and register online by Wednesday, August 8. It’s that simple!

Get on the road to Researchpalooza, the perfect opportunity to connect with hundreds of researchers in a fun, festive atmosphere!

Questions? Contact Ann Curtis in the UMMS Office of Research.


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