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Holly Falk-Krzesinski, PhD

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Falk-Krzesinski, PhD
Vice President, Global Academic Relations
Buffalo Grove, ILLINOIS 60089

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Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, PhD, is the Vice President for Global Academic & Research Relations for Elsevier where she is focused on alliance formation at research institutions and federal funding agencies, especially those related to strategic planning for the research enterprise. Dr. Falk-Krzesinski also serves on the Business Steering Group and Board-alternate for ORCID. Prior to joining Elsevier, Dr. Falk-Krzesinski had been a faculty member in arts & sciences and medicine at Northwestern University where she led initiatives related to research development, grantsmanship, and team science. She facilitated a multitude of trans-institutional collaborative grant programs spanning art history to bioenergy to translational medicine, with a special interest on approaches to evaluating collaboration and interdisciplinary research. Through her leadership with the Annual International Science of Team Science Conference, Dr. Falk-Krzesinski has been instrumental in developing a strong community of practice for team science and interdisciplinary research. She launched the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) in 2008, serving as the organization's founding president and then chair of membership until 2013, and has developed a number of STEM related career development programs with a special emphasis on early career scientists and women. Dr. Falk-Krzesinski is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Chicago with a BS in Biological Sciences and Chemistry. She earned her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. She retained a faculty appointment at Northwestern University where she continues to teach grantsmanship courses.

Team Science Keywords:

Team Science, Science of Team Science, SciTS, Research Development, Team Research, Praxis of Team Science, Multidisciplinary Research, Interdisciplinary Research, Transdisciplinary Research, Collaboration, Cross-disciplinary Research, Translational Research, Science Policy, Knowledge Transfer, Knowledge Management, Research Networking, RN Tools, Research Training, Team Training, Research Evaluation


Expertise relevant to the following goal(s):

  • Learn about the field of team science: history, theory and concepts
  • Establish or maintain effective team science endeavors
  • Enhance team performance, interactions, and attitudes
  • Provide institutional support for team science
  • Provide training for team science to team members or students
  • Conduct research on/evaluate team science
  • Engage community partners in your scientific team

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