2017 Western/Northeast Section Meeting

Program

Call for Proposal | Keynote | Certificates | Certificate Tracking Booklet | Tracks | Round Tables | Learning Cafes | Keynote


Keynote Speaker

Kalani Brady, MD

Dr. Kalani Brady traces his roots to the Keli‘ikanaka‘oleaipolani family from Kaua‘i. After spending his early childhood in various areas of the country as a military dependent, Kalani was raised in Hawai‘i, graduating from St. Anthony's School in Kailua, and later as Valedictorian and Student Body Vice-President from St. Louis High School. During high school, he conducted medical research projects in platelet function at the Kuakini Medical Research Institute. Kalani attended Harvard University on a four-year National Merit Scholarship and Harvard National Scholarship, focusing on premedical studies and the performing arts. While at Harvard, he performed with the Opera Company of Boston, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and was a soloist of the Harvard Glee Club for four years. He graduated with honors in Engineering and Applied Physics, and enrolled at the University of Hawai‘i to pursue graduate studies in Public Health. He completed his medical studies at University of Pennsylvania 1982.

He then returned to Hawai‘i for residency training in internal medicine and became the physician in residence at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. In 2003, Kalani was appointed Associate Professor in the Department of Native Hawaiian Health at JABSOM. He served as Governor of the Hawai‘i Chapter of the American College of Physicians from 2009 to 2013. For the past eighteen years, he is the doctor on the weekly program "Ask the Doctor" on KHON FOX Channel 2 Morning News, hosted the fall 2005 PBS weekly medical show "UH on Call", and co-hosted the weekly medical talk show "Health in Paradise" on ‘Olelo Channel 52 from 2001 until 2003. Since 2005, he has served as Editor of the Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine & Public Health (formerly the Hawai‘i Medical Journal).

Kalani was named Physician of the Year by the Hawai‘i Medical Association in 2007, Physician of the Year by the Honolulu County Medical Society in 2002, Saint Louis School Gallery of Distinguished Achievers in 2013, Distinguished Eagle Scout Award in 2008, Scout of the Year by the Caledonian Society of Hawai‘i in 1999, and received the Guy Milnor Award for Community Service in 1999 and again in 2009 from the Straub Foundation. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Saint Louis School, the O‘ahu Metro Board of Directors of the American Heart Association, and the Board of Directors of the Honolulu Boy Choir.


Certificates

The Society of Research Administrators International maintains 12 certificate programs encompassing every aspect of Research Administration – Hospitals, Universities, Nonprofits and Commercial Institutions. SRA International’s certificate programs offer comprehensive training specific to today’s educational needs of research administrators.

The three certificates that will be offered in full at the 2017 Western/Northeast Section Meeting in Honolulu, HI are:

  • Financial Management (FM) - The financial research administration series is designed for new and intermediate administrators responsible for providing financial support on a pre- or post-award basis. The certificate content is also applicable to mid- and upper-level administrators who assume oversight responsibility for financial management of sponsored program activity and to support staff responsible for developing financial and compliance management systems. The certificate provides an understanding of the regulatory foundation for the direct and indirect costing of sponsored program activity, financial management decision-making and system development.

    • One (1) workshop and seven (7) concurrent sessions (four (4) required sessions; three (3) elective sessions)

  • Introduction to Research Administration and Management (IRAM) - Ideal for someone new to the profession or as a refresher for a more seasoned research administrator, The Introduction to Research Administration and Management certificate explores the broad scope of the multi-faceted profession of research administration. The comprehensive curriculum - developed by some of the "best of the best" instructors in the field - provides an overview and introduction to the broad field of research administration and management. Elements of the curriculum include understanding the environment and context within which research administration is conducted as it relates to such diverse areas as research law, research ethics, fiscal management, regulatory compliance, sponsored program administration, and pre- and post-award management.

    • One (1) full day workshop and seven (7) concurrent sessions (five (5) required sessions; two (2) elective sessions)

  • Pre-award (PA) - The best preparation for a successful funding decision is the solid planning and preparation on the variety of issues needed to submit a high quality competitive proposal. The work of pre-award research administrators prepares the way for successful implementation of the funded project. The Pre-award Certificate provides instruction in the broad scope of responsibility for research administrators who work with investigators to plan, develop, and prepare grant proposals for submission, and who trouble-shoot with various agency personnel, institutional administrators, and investigators to ensure all issues are clarified before an award is made.  The program features workshops and sessions on finding and disseminating funding opportunity information, proposal development and submission, budget preparation, award review and acceptance, post-submission communications, the responsible and ethical conduct of research, eRA systems, and other relevant topics.

    • Two (2) half-day workshops and five (5) concurrent sessions (four (4) required sessions; one (1) elective session)

Certificate program course credit is earned and awarded only if full SRAI membership is in effect at the time the course is taken. In other words, only full members may receive credit for taking certificate program workshops and sessions. Affiliate members, nonmembers and those with lapsed membership will not receive educational credit for any certificate program sessions or workshops taken during this time. SRAI members have up to three years to complete the courses from a specific certificate program requirement, allowing you greater flexibility to manage time, travel and budget constraints.


Certificate Tracking Booklet

The tracking booklet allows members to easily record their progress. Pick up a Certificate Tracking Booklet at registration and obtain a sticker at the conclusion of each workshop or session. Once all coursework has been completed turn in your documentation to Registration at the meeting or email it to srameetings@srainternational.org to receive your certificate of completion. If you attended a workshop or session at a previous SRAI meeting, list the meeting on the line next to the course. SRAI staff will verify your attendance at previous meetings. 


Tracks

  • Professional Development (PD) - This track hosts workshops and sessions geared towards: continuing education commitment; building on personal growth and development; leadership; quality of life development; self-assessment; supervisor/staff relations; industrial/workplace psychology; emerging role of research administrators within the culture of research.

  • Sponsored Programs Planning, Development and Deliveries (SP) - This track relates to the development and delivery of sponsored programs. Topics may include: how to develop collaborative partnerships with industry, government and non-profit sectors; identifying strategies in developing public-private partnerships; institutional capacity building, including supply-side partnerships; faculty, positioning; effective grant writing techniques; the role of the research administrator in sponsored programs development; diversifying funding sources;  communication strategies in sponsored programs development; and organizational and team structures to support successful program development.

  • Management & Operations (MO) - The Management and Operations Track focuses on: delivery of operational services and research and financial compliance programs; facilities management; research infrastructure such as capital programs and building and managing of science and technology parks; human resources and international personnel management; and supporting collaborations with international organizations.

  • Financial and Post-Award Administration (FA) -  Topics include: research cost accounting; auditing; OMB requirements for universities, hospitals, private sector; matching funds issues/cost sharing; financial conflict of interest issues; facilities and administration costs; purchasing; salaries, compensation, honoraria; and travel allocability and allowability; working with sponsoring agencies and sub-recipient monitoring.

  • Research Ethics and Compliance (RE) - Applies to attendees involved or interested in issues such as: human research; animal research; peer review; mentor/trainee responsibility and development; publications; collaborative research ethics; scientific misconduct; standards for the responsible conduct of research; and research ethics education programs, curricula, requirements, and approaches.

  • Clinical Research (CR)


Round Tables

Everyone is invited to attend this breakfast where you can sit and chat with knowledgeable SRA International veterans on a myriad of topics. Find a table topic and enjoy  your breakfast with like-minded content experts. Strike up a conversation with other attendees and exchange relevant information. It is a perfect opportunity to build your network, so be sure to bring your business cards. And do not miss seeing how you could get involved with your local Chapter and meet some of the Chapter leadership at  this great opportunity.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:00am

  • R1: A Day in the Life of a Sponsored Projects Officers (SPO) and Department Research Administrator
  • R2: It's a Digital World
  • R3: Discovering Who the Reader Is: Research Adminstrators as Proposal Reviewers
  • R4: Letters of Intent, White Papers, Preproposals, Logic Models, Abstracts, and Quad Charts
  • R5: Case Study of University of California (UC) Merced’s Centralized & Decentralized Research Development Support Units
  • R6: Overview of Research Administration for Those New to the Grant Process
  • R7: Departmental Administration
  • R8: The Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to Request for Proposal (RFP): A Model Parenting Technique to Shape up a Nascent Funding Resource
  • R9: Tipping the Scales: A Case Study for Teaching Faculty Grant Writing
  • R10: Becoming More Involved in Society of Research Administrators International (SRA International)

Learning Cafes 

The Learning Cafés offer a venue for attendees to exchange ideas, ask questions, share solutions and “continue the conversation” about topics in research administration. Learning Cafés are being held in a comfortable round table setting. Attendees can choose to participate for the entire session or join the group at any time. Come and get inspired (or inspire others) with new ideas, engage with other attendees on hot topics and learn of innovative solutions to challenges in research administration!

See here for schedule. 


Call for Proposals

Submit a Speaking Proposal - now closed


The Society of Research Administrators International is currently looking for informed subject experts to speak at the 2017 Western/Northeast Section Meeting at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, HI. We are seeking speakers who can contribute new insights and/or practices. New and previous speakers are welcomed!

Speaking at an SRA International Section Meeting provides you with an excellent opportunity to share your knowledge and learning experiences, increase your exposure, and network with other Research Administrators and Research Managers from around the world!


Information for the Speaker

  • How to submit a speaking proposal?
    • Click on "Submit a Speaking Proposal". You are going to be transferred to an external website.
    • Fill out the online form with all of the required information.
    • Click the submit button to finalize your submission.
    • Once submitted, you cannot edit your submission(s). If you want to make any changes before Friday, November 11, 2016, please send an email to Dilyana Williams at dwilliams@srainternational.org.
  • What are my responsibilities?
    • Before you start with the online submission process, please review the Submission Guidelines, SRA International Speaker Guidelines, Format Descriptions, and Track Descriptions.
    • Complete the online speaking proposal submission to conduct a workshop and/or concurrent.
    • Once your proposal is accepted, you will be required to sign and agree to the Submission Guidelines.
    • Update your proposal if needed, add co-speakers and any AV requirements no later than Friday, November 11, 2016, Midnight, EST.
    • Provide a PowerPoint presentation by the deadline. Headquarters to print and distribute workshop handouts to registered attendees and post handouts online for concurrent sessions. 
  •  Which certificates are offered in full at the 2017 Western/Northeast Section Meeting?

Financial Management

The financial research administration series is designed for new and intermediate administrators responsible for providing financial support on a pre- or post-award basis. The certificate content is also applicable to mid- and upper-level administrators who assume oversight responsibility for financial management of sponsored program activity and to support staff responsible for developing financial and compliance management systems. The certificate provides an understanding of the regulatory foundation for the direct and indirect costing of sponsored program activity, financial management decision-making and system development.

One (1) workshop and seven (7) concurrent sessions (four (4) required sessions; three (3) elective sessions)

Introduction to Research Administration and Management (IRAM)

Ideal for someone new to the profession or as a refresher for a more seasoned research administrator, The Introduction to Research Administration and Management certificate explores the broad scope of the multi-faceted profession of research administration.

The comprehensive curriculum - developed by some of the "best of the best" instructors in the field - provides an overview and introduction to the broad field of research administration and management. Elements of the curriculum include understanding the environment and context within which research administration is conducted as it relates to such diverse areas as research law, research ethics, fiscal management, regulatory compliance, sponsored program administration, and pre- and post-award management.

One (1) full day workshop and seven (7) concurrent sessions (five (5) required sessions; two (2) elective sessions)

Pre-Award

The best preparation for a successful funding decision is the solid planning and preparation on the variety of issues needed to submit a high quality competitive proposal.  The work of pre-award research administrators prepares the way for successful implementation of the funded project.  The Pre-Award Certificate provides instruction in the broad scope of responsibility for research administrators who work with investigators to plan, develop, and prepare grant proposals for submission, and who trouble-shoot with various agency personnel, institutional administrators, and investigators to ensure all issues are clarified before an award is made.  The program features workshops and sessions on finding and disseminating funding opportunity information, proposal development and submission, budget preparation, award review and acceptance, post-submission communications, the responsible and ethical conduct of research, eRA systems, and other relevant topics.

Two (2) half-day workshops and five (5) concurrent sessions (four (4) required sessions; one (1) elective session)

  • How long are the presentations? You could choose between 75-minute concurrent sessions, half- and full-day workshops (held on Saturday and Sunday before the conference). For more detailed information on formats please review the Format Descriptions page.
     
  • Which tracks are going to be offered at the 2017 Western/Northeast Section Meeting? There are six (6) tracks that are offered at the section meeting. For full description please review the Track Descriptions page.
    • Professional Development (PD)
    • Sponsored Programs Planning, Development and Deliveries (SP)
    • Management & Operations (MO)
    • Financial and Post-Award Administration (FA)
    • Research Ethics and Compliance (RE)
    • Clinical Research (CR)
  • How many proposals can I submit? There is no limit on the number of proposals you may submit, however a speaker cannot present in more than 1 workshop and 2 concurrent sessions.
     
  • When will I hear about whether my proposal was accepted? The proposals are going to be reviewed November-December 2016. Notifications will be sent in January 2017
     
  • Can I make changes to my proposal once I have submitted it? Yes. Speakers can edit by sending email to Dilyana Williams by the end of the proposal deadline Friday, November 11, 2016, Midnight, EST.
     
  • Important Dates
    • Deadline for submission: Friday, November 11, 2016, Midnight, EST.
    • November-December 2016: Proposals reviewed by the Annual Meeting Programming Committee
    • January 2017: Speakers notified about their proposal status. Speakers whose presentations were accepted will have an opportunity to edit submission, including information related to speakers, learning objectives, AV requirements, etc.
    • Monday, February 27, 2017: Speaker Confirmations due
    • Monday, March 13, 2017: Presentations due (concurrent sessions ongoing posted online)
  • What does SRA International provide?
    • SRA International will support the speakers with any questions in regard to the program and the logistics.
    • SRA International will advertise the program, track all program attendance and provide all program registrants with a confirmation e-mail. SRA International will also help respond to e-mail and telephone inquiries about the program.
    • SRA International will provide all registrants with continuing education credit hours.
    • SRA International will handle all technical aspects of the Annual Meeting. The rooms are going to be equipped with LCD projectors and possible AV requirements per the speaker's request (flip chart and markers, Internet, etc.). 
    • SRA International is a volunteer organization. No reimbursement or stipends are being offered.

New presenter? If you have a presentation idea you'd like to discuss, or are interested in finding a collaborator to work with, you can contact Tonya Edvalson (tonya.edvalson@imail.org), Western Section President, or William Hoffman (whoffman@umaryland.edu), Northeast Section President, for assistance.