Professional Memberships

The Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health (ACCJH)

The Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health leads efforts to advance health care for individuals and populations in the criminal justice system. Benefits include complimentary faculty memberships, discounted conference registrations, unlimited students memberships, access to mentors, and more.

The Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

The Association of University Research Parks fosters innovation, commercialization and economic growth in a global economy through university, industry, and government partnerships. AURP represents the leadership of technology developments, which are designed to promote research institute-industry relations, and to facilitate the transfer of technology from such institutions to the private sector.

The Conafay Group

The Conafay Group supports research development across disciplines in the biohealth space. While their team has significant expertise in DOD, they also support NIH funding strategies. The Conafay Group will support Mason’s biohealth community by: helping researchers understand federal agency mission, capability gaps, and requirements; providing intelligence on DoD and other agency requirements; facilitating relationships with key decision makers and intramural scientists; massaging grant proposals and vetting research prior to white paper and proposal submission; and fostering partnerships within GMU and with outside partners to help make us more competitive and adept to meet federal agency needs.

The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC)

Through the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC), faculty can apply for exclusive funding opportunities, gain insight into government research needs, and participate in networking opportunities with industry, academia, government, and other research organizations. Contact Amy Adams at to learn more about this consortium, or to receive access to the members-only page.

Virginia Biotechnology Association

Virginia Biotechnology Association advances the Commonwealth’s life sciences bio-ecosystem by advocating for effective national, state, and local public policies, supporting life science entrepreneurs and businesses, and educating the next generation of leaders. Contact Amy Adams at to learn how to login as a member. Mason's membership grants faculty and students access to discounted and complimentary admission to VA Bio events, access to the member directory, free marketing and PR, and much more.