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Got questions for the National Institutes of Health, the FBI or a former U.S. ambassador about the future of research security? Join our panel in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium on Sept. 21 from 2-3:30 p.m.


Science and Security has become an important framework for protecting the future of open research at universities that accept U.S. federal funding. Since 2016, UNC-Chapel Hill has observed increasing attention and concern from the NIH and law enforcement. This discussion will examine what faculty need to know and do to be prepared for new rules and expectations from our federal funders and law enforcement partners.


  • Michael Lauer, MD, Deputy Director for Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health
  • Barbara Stephenson, PhD, Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Chief Global Officer, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • FBI representative to higher education


Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2-3:30 p.m.
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center

Registration Required

Seating is limited, please register online.


  • 2:00 p.m. – Welcoming remarks from Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz
  • 2:05 p.m. – Introductions from Penny Gordon-Larsen
  • 2:10 p.m. – Remarks from Michael Lauer
  • 2:40 p.m. – Remarks from FBI representative
  • 3:00 p.m. – Prepared questions for panelists


Learn more from the the NIH webpage on Science and Security.
Submit your questions for the panelists by 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept.15.

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