Catalyst by Month: April 2017

by seema.dhindaw@nyumc.org on April 28, 2017

As you may have already noticed, the email template of the Catalyst has changed. The new template encompasses stylistic renditions and introduces the content in the current issue. It also highlights upcoming webinars and meetings.... Read more

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by SRA International on April 28, 2017

The 2017 International/Canadian Section Meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland is quickly approaching. The meeting will feature a program that will examine international research and its many intricacies.... Read more

Tagged with: Canadian Section, International Section

by SRA International on April 28, 2017

GCP ICH E6 – that’s a lot of acronyms and feels like alphabet soup, but we can make sense of it all. In the world of research, we have regulations and the Good Clinical Practice ICH E6 are available as one of the best “how-to guidelines” to meet them in our clinical trials.... Read more

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by SRA International on April 28, 2017

Take a journey through time as Jeff M. Seo, JD, LLM, Assistant Vice Provost for Research Compliance, Northeastern University, examines the lessons learned from select audits and enforcement actions over the past decade.... Read more

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by Catherine Church on April 28, 2017

Please join us for the 22nd Annual Meeting for the Virginia Chapter of the Society of Research Administrators International to be held at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA, just 45 minutes away from Virginia Beach!... Read more

Tagged with: Virginia Chapter

by tabatha.lemke@sanfordhealth.org on April 28, 2017

Erin Koshut is the Director of Cummings Research Park (CRP) in Huntsville, Alabama, the second largest research park in the US and the fourth largest in the world.... Read more

Tagged with: Midwest Section, Southern Section

by SRA International on April 28, 2017

This week, April 23-29, is National Volunteer Week. Founded in 1974 by the Points of Light foundation, it is a celebration of those who lend their time to benefit their community and causes important to them.... Read more

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by dominic.esposito@baruch.cuny.edu on April 28, 2017

Congratulations to Cynthia “Cindy” Morin, Financial and Business Manager at Johns Hopkins University and the Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium, and Surekha Vishwasrao, Director of Finance at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, on being elected to leadership positions in the Northeast Section.... Read more

Tagged with: Elections, Membership, Northeast Section

by cmkiel@ucdavis.edu on April 28, 2017

Volunteers are at the heart of SRA International. SRA International is able to provide the essential information and tools, vibrant community and exceptional experiences that we all value so highly THANKS to the contributions of volunteers’ time, talent and expertise.... Read more

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by Tonya Edvalson on April 28, 2017

From the workshops and our keynote speaker to the luau opening reception and the concurrent sessions, the landscape, the hotel grounds, and everything in between, what can we say? Hawaii was paradise and everything we hoped it would be!... Read more

Tagged with: Northeast Section, Western Section

by SRA International on April 28, 2017

Now is the time to recognize big ideas, long-term or exemplary contributions to the research administration profession and the good people you know. Put your deserving colleagues on the red carpet and applaud their good work when they are recognized during the 2017 SRA International Annual Meeting Awards Breakfast.... Read more

Tagged with: 2017 Annual Meeting, Membership

by Debra Schaller-Demers on April 28, 2017

Presenters Mark Hochman from Tasmania and Debra Schaller-Demers from NYC might appear to be an unlikely duo. They met in 2012 when both were asked to serve as co-chairs for the annual meeting that year in Orlando, Florida.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Professional Development

by Domenica Pappas on April 28, 2017

I am pleased to announce the results of the Midwest Section elections. Ms. Tabatha Lemke, Manager, Grants, Enterprise Office of Grant Development & Administration, Sanford Health ( Tabatha.Lemke@SanfordHealth.org ) has been elected President-Elect.... Read more

Tagged with: Elections, Membership, Midwest Section

by SRA International on April 28, 2017

Watch the first video in a three-part series with Bill Schweri, former Director of Federal Relations at the University of Kentucky, now retired. Bill discusses the "internationalization" of SRA. Also, checkout the photo album from the 2013 Annual Meeting in New Orleans.... Read more

Tagged with: 50th Anniversary, Membership

by Catherine Spooner on April 28, 2017

A range of collaborative models is increasingly used in the research field because of the benefits collaboration can provide (Bozeman & Boardman, 2003; Jones, Wuchty, & Uzzi, 2008; van Rijnsoever & Hessels, 2011; Wuchty, Jones, & Uzzi, 2007).... Read more

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by SRA International on April 28, 2017

On Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at SRA International’s Annual Meeting in San Antonio, three talented individuals took the stage to present their Symposium Papers. Symposium Papers are written to advance and enrich the body of knowledge of research administration and management as an art and science.... Read more

Tagged with: 2016 Annual Meeting, Membership

by SRA International on April 28, 2017

Technology transfer/commercialization offices routinely support the development of commercialization strategies for grant applications such as those funded by the NSERC “Idea To Innovation” (I2I) competition in Canada.... Read more

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by captabbott@hotmail.com on April 28, 2017

Modern university research projects, even though they are still primarily leadership driven by individual Principal Investigator (PI)/Program Director (PD)-equivalent faculty members, must today utilize and rely on a series of institutional infrastructure systems for their facilities, instrumentation, travel, contracting, labor, and administrative needs to function effectively.... Read more

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by SRA International on April 28, 2017

The National Institutes of Health has long been a treasure of undetermined worth. The largest funder of life science research in the world, the NIH spends about $30 billion annually on academic research.... Read more

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by SRA International on April 28, 2017

Organizers of Saturday’s March for Science hailed the global event as a success — but they didn’t stop to celebrate for long.... Read more

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by SRA International on April 28, 2017

Adjusting the frequency of eye screenings for people with type 1 diabetes based on their risk of severe eye problems would result in fewer eye exams at lower cost and quicker diagnosis and treatment of advanced retinopathy, which can otherwise lead to vision loss.... Read more

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by SRA International on April 28, 2017

Analysis of daily gene activation in a patient with severe Ebola virus disease cared for at the National Institutes of Health in 2015 found changes in antiviral and immune response genes that pinpointed key transition points in the response to infection.... Read more

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by SRA International on April 28, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University physicists have created a fluid with negative mass, which is exactly what it sounds like. Push it, and unlike every physical object in the world we know, it doesn’t accelerate in the direction it was pushed. It accelerates backwards.... Read more

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by SRA International on April 28, 2017

From flowers' microscopic cells to thunderstorms called supercells, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) are studying the science of spring.... Read more

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by SRA International on April 28, 2017

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced approximately $9 million in first-year funding, subject to availability, for seven malaria research centers around the world.... Read more

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by SRA International on April 28, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced changes in eligibility requirements for the Alan T. Waterman Award, which annually recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by NSF.... Read more

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by SRA International on April 11, 2017

The March for Science will take place in Washington, D.C. – with similar events around the world – on Saturday, April 22. This event is designed to emphasize the importance of scientific advancement and its benefits to society.... Read more

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