The Research Office

Wilson Hall
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4486
(location map)
(248) 370-2762
(248) 370-4111
[email protected]

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Research-related Events

The Research Office holds an annual Research Town Hall every fall to recognize outstanding research and initiative at Oakland University. 

“It’s important to celebrate the hard work and the success of our faculty who seek external funding to support their research, their scholarship, and their artistry,” said Dr. David Stone, OU’s chief research officer. “The strong research environment generated by our outstanding faculty supports our strategic goal of maximizing student success and helps us live up to our mission of impacting the world through research.”

Upcoming Research Events Around OU
Ongoing:  Coffee with Dave weekly drop in hours
Faculty -- Do you have a question about your research, about how to find funding, about how to work with the Research Office -- or do you just want a free cup of coffee?  Either way, stop by the OC on Wednesdays at noon in the corner behind the Coffee Shop and join Vice President for Research Dave Stone for a conversation about all things research.
Past Research Events Around OU

2023 Research, Innovation and Engagement Town Hall

The Research, Innovation and Engagement Town Hall is an in-person celebration of the 2023 Research Award winners. Dr. David Stone will provide an update on research at OU, and 2023 Research Award Winners will be honored.
Thursday, November 9, 1:00-1:45 p.m.
Oakland Center, Gold B/C Rooms
Harding Lecture Series
The 2023 Harding Lecture series presents “Fibrinogen and factor XIII in thrombosis: old proteins, new functions” by Dr. Alisa Wolberg, professor and vice-chair of Basic Science Research in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Organized by the Department of Biological Sciences and the Eye Research Institute.
Friday, Nov. 10, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Oakland Center Ballrooms B and C

Public Health Workforce Development Events, School of Health Sciences
Whether you are a public health or health care professional, academic professional, student or just interested in learning a new statistical software, join our Public Health Workforce Development workshops to improve your performance, develop personally and achieve your goals.
At the workforce development events, you will:

  1. Advance the skills needed to perform data analysis
  2. Gain hands-on experience and practical data analysis application
  3. Develop teamwork and communication skills through collaborative projects
  4. Network with public health professionals and other experts from health care, health insurance and academic settings

Tableau Workshops

Date: every Saturday in May
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Human Health Building (Oakland University) and virtual (Hyflex)
Cost: $20 per session -- attend all four sessions to receive a discounted rate!
Tableau is a business intelligence software that displays interactive data. The range of tools and features allows users to create custom data visualizations that are easily interpreted and analyzed, and interactive dashboards allow users to explore real-time data and drill down to specifics.

SAS Software Workshops

Date: every Saturday in May
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Human Health Building (Oakland University) and virtual (Hyflex)
Cost: $20 per session -- attend all four sessions to receive a discounted rate!
SAS is a statistical software suite that serves many functions such as data management, advanced analytics, multivariate analysis and predictive analytics. The variety of functions for data management, analysis and reporting offered through SAS can assist organizations in reaching their goals. 

Graduate Student Research Conference call for abstracts
The Graduate Student Research Conference will be held on the morning of Friday, March 10, 2023. Current graduate students and fall 2022 graduates are invited to submit abstracts of completed research projects. The conference will be held in-person.

The purposes of this conference are: 1) to provide an opportunity for Oakland University graduate students to present their scholarly work in a peer-reviewed poster or oral presentation format at a professional conference, and 2) to help prepare students for post-graduate scholarly opportunities.

Healthology Symposium 2023
This year's focus:  Building a Foundation of Health through Lifestyle Behaviors
with focus on Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

March 23, 2023 | 2:00-8:00 p.m.
For more information, visit the website:

Fall 2022 Research, Innovation and Engagement Town Hall  
All 2022 Research Award Winners were honored at this virtual event.
Thursday, November 3, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
A recording of the Town Hall can be found on espace:

School of Engineering and Computer Science 2022 Faculty Research Expo
Friday, October 7, 2022
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Oakland Center (OC)

Healthology Symposium 2022 
This year's focus:  Human Health related Research by Undergraduate Students

ECLIPSE is working with the OU School of Health Sciences 2022 Healthology Symposium on May 12th & 13th to bring undergraduate student research to the event. The Core Value of the Healthology Symposium is: Through research and engagement, Healthology enables students, faculty, and community partners to make meaningful connections, affecting positive change and impacting the needs of citizens within the campus community and beyond. This year's focus is Human Movement Sciences. We ask that all research be related to health sciences.

2022 Research, Innovation and Engagement Town Hall  

All 2021 Research Award Winners will be honored at this virtual event.
Thursday, April 7, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Find event information and Zoom link on the Research, Innovation and Engagement Town Hall (April 7, 2022) e-space page.

7th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference
Friday, March 11, 2022
Oakland Center or Virtual – TBD

SAS Day: Workshop on Visual Analytics, Machine Learning and Open Source Integration in SAS Viya (under Center Events tab)
Saturday, March 19, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Elliott Hall, Room 202

Engineering Research Expo
Friday, October 29, 2021
OC Founders Ballrooms