302-831-7266 info@de-ideas.org

Delaware’s vast biomedical community will be gathering 12pm November 7, at the Delaware IDeAs Biomedical Research Symposium to celebrate our statewide biomedical research network and its impact on our institutions and the state and to build new partnerships and pathways to the future.

We would be delighted to have your participation in the venues and activities of this free event, to be held in UD’s Health Sciences Complex. There is a welcome session scheduled to begin at 4 pm November 7, 2019. The final Symposium schedule will be posted soon when it becomes final.

Starting in 2001, Delaware has developed a highly effective state-wide network of biomedical research excellence. Supported by the National Institutes of Health’s Institutional Development Program (IDeA) and the State of Delaware, the Delaware IDeAs network has grown to include partner and affiliate institutions from academia, healthcare, industry and government – both federal and state. Bolstered by more than $276M in IDeA related funding, the Delaware IDeAs Network has generated $485M in additional biomedical research funding to Delaware institutions. This broad collection of biomedical research activities has advanced University of Delaware research and research resources, improved the health of Delawareans, established career and employment pathways for students and created over 8000 new jobs in Delaware. Members of the Delaware IDeA network institutions and interested parties will meet at the 2019 Delaware IDeAs Symposium in Newark, Delaware to celebrate scientific successes and explore the expanding collection of resources that support and foster biomedical research.

Our hope is this event will facilitate networking and lead to new partnerships, research initiatives and the discovery of career opportunities in Delaware for students.

We are eagerly looking forward to your participation. For more information or any questions, email info@DE-IDeAs.org

Charlie Riordan, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research, Scholarship & Innovation
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Delaware


About the IDeAs Symposium

The goals of the 2019 Delaware IDeAs symposium are to showcase the dynamic nature and the broad span of Delaware’s biomedical research community and to foster networking and the establishment of interdisciplinary and inter-institutional partnerships across the state.

Symposium goals will be reached via: 

Scientific Poster Sessions

New thematic research areas offered this year for the scientific poster sessions include: Cancer, Cardiovascular Health,  Community Engaged Research, Data Science, Neuroscience, Precision Medicine, Pediatric Research, Rehabilitation Research, and SBIR/STTR. (Thematic poster sessions will be led by individual IDeA programs and by IDeA partner and affiliate institutions.)

Research Resource Open House  

Informational booths will be hosted by core research facilities, IDeA programs, research centers and institutes, as well as academic, patient care, private and government institutions. Booths will provide overviews of the research expertise, core services and shared instrumentation available at each of the Delaware INBRE partner and affiliate Institutions and showcase the various biomedical research resources throughout Delaware.

Breakout Sessions 

Breakout oral presentations will focus on advancing Delaware’s biomedical research enterprise and collaborations, and will be highlighted by special presentations by invited representatives from the NIH National Institutes of General Medical Sciences and Dr. Kara Hall on the “Science of Team Science”.

Parking Information

Enter the STAR Campus South Entrance by turning at the intersection of South College Ave. and Discovery Blvd. (across from Field House).
<<View Audion Parking Map>>

Take the first right and follow the lane around (curves to left) past the main entrance of the STAR tower to the stop sign.

At stop sign, continue straight and cross over service road into the parking area. Event parking is on the lot on the right (closest to entrance of Audion) or to the lot on the left.

Want to Win a $100 Gift Card?

Participate in the Delaware IDeAs Symposium Networking Challenge for a chance to win one of two $100 gift cards. Pick up a game card at registration, then ATTEND one breakout session, LEARN about resources and services at three booths and VISIT five posters in your area of interest. Once you’ve completed all activities, turn in your game card to the Registration Desk to be entered to win the drawings. Two drawings will be held: one at 4pm and one at 8pm. Winners will be contacted via email and announced in the meeting App (Guidebook).


The Delaware IDeA Symposium encourages participation from scientists, clinicians, entrepreneurs, industrialists and students (k-12, undergraduate and graduate).

Invited NIH Presenters

Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D., Director, NIGMS

Kara L. Hall, Ph.D., Director of the Science of Team Science (SciTS) Team, and Director of the Theories Initiative in the Health Behaviors Research Branch, NCI

Susan Gregurick, Ph.D.,  NIH Associate Director for Data Science

Rafael Gorospé, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Officer, Division for Research Capacity Building, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), NIH

Dmitriy Krepkiy, Ph.D., Program Director, Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences (BBCB), National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), NIH

Irina Krasnova, Ph.D.,  Program Director in the Division for Research Capacity Building, manages Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) and Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) grants. 

Alexandra Ainsztein, Ph.D., Program Director, Division of Genetics and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (GMCDB), National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), NIH

Tony Beck, Program Director, Division for Research Capacity Building, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), NIH

Alison Gammie, Ph.D., Director, Division of Training, Workforce Development and Diversity, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), NIH