Catalyst by Month: May 2017

by John Westensee on May 30, 2017

SRA International needs strong, dynamic, dedicated and creative leadership. Being part of SRA International leadership provides an opportunity to advance the profession of research administration, make critical decisions about SRA International's future and contribute to the organization that contributes to your professional development.... Read more

Tagged with: Elections, Membership

by SRA International on May 30, 2017

h over 150 concurrent sessions and 24 pre-conference workshops, the 2017 Annual Meeting Program is available online with full course descriptions and speaker information.... Read more

Tagged with: 2017 Annual Meeting

by ndrsrs@rit.edu on May 30, 2017

We are excited to be starting the meeting planning for the NE/WE section meeting at the historic and elegant Omni Parker House in downtown Boston March 18-21, 2018.... Read more

Tagged with: Northeast Section, Western Section

by Catherine Church on May 30, 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: Networking, Virginia Chapter

by Gina Hedberg on May 30, 2017

Mark your calendar for July 21, 2017 and make plans to join colleagues for the 2017 Alabama / Mississippi Chapter meeting of SRA International.... Read more

Tagged with: Alabama-Mississippi Chapter, Networking

by cindys00@uw.edu on May 30, 2017

The Pacific Northwest Chapter is holding a chapter meeting in beautiful Puyallup, WA at the David F. Allmendinger Conference Center.... Read more

Tagged with: Networking, Pacific Northwest Chapter

by bistakpa@rutgers.edu on May 30, 2017

This year’s Delaware Valley Chapter meeting will be held June 19, 2017 at Rowan University’s conveniently located Stratford, New Jersey campus.... Read more

Tagged with: Delaware Valley Chapter, Networking

by jason.claes@cchmc.org on May 30, 2017

There is something at the upcoming Ohio Chapter meeting for everyone, from new research administrators to seasoned managers!... Read more

Tagged with: Networking, Ohio Chapter

by cathyso@umich.edu on May 30, 2017

Don’t miss the upcoming Michigan Chapter meeting on June 23 in Dearborn, MI.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Michigan Chapter, Networking

by Lynda Olin on May 30, 2017

One of the things that I truly enjoy is helping others. I am blessed to have found my niche working as a pre-award administrator at my institution and find it very rewarding and I know many of my colleagues in Research Administration feel the same.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Networking

by Debra Schaller-Demers on May 30, 2017

SRA International members rock! As research management and administration professionals, they never stop improving, learning, achieving or earning new heights of success. We love sharing good news and offering a well-deserved slap on the back for recent personal and/or professional achievement. In keeping with that sentiment, please join with us as we wish Paul Nacon congratulations on his retirement.... Read more

Tagged with: Kudos Korner, Membership

by Devin Kreuger on May 30, 2017

We in the Canadian Section have worked hard in collaboration with our International colleagues to put together the 2017 International/Canadian Section meeting that just ended last week.... Read more

Tagged with: Canadian Section, International Section

by cindys00@uw.edu on May 30, 2017

The Pacific Northwest Chapter is excited to introduce our new officers for the upcoming year.... Read more

Tagged with: Elections, Networking, Pacific Northwest Chapter

by Gloria W. Greene on May 30, 2017

In the words of my colleague and partner in crime, Heather Kraus, Midwest Section’s Immediate Past President, “…and just like that, it’s over!” The 2017 SRAI Southern/Midwest meeting in Nashville was outstanding. We had over 300 attendees, many fabulous speakers and one amazing city. It was everything we hoped for and more!... Read more

Tagged with: Midwest Section, Networking, Southern Section

by tabatha.lemke@sanfordhealth.org on May 30, 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended the Southern / Midwest Section Meeting in Nashville! We are pleased to announce the following winners.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Midwest Section, Southern Section

by SRA International on May 30, 2017

We continue to celebrate 50 Years of SRA International with four recent posts on the 50th Anniversary Memory Wall. We finished our three-part video series with Bill Schweri, posted a reprint of "What I Expect Of A Research Administrator" from the first issue of the Journal and took a look at what happened in SRA International during the 1970's with a post titled, "The 70’s Weren’t Just About Bell Bottoms, Bobby Mcgee and Bad Hair…"... Read more

Tagged with: 50th Anniversary

by Zoya Davis-Hamilton on May 30, 2017

In July 2016, we asked our fellow research administrators opinions of how important spatial proximity, face time and personal relationships with investigators are for pre- and post-award management.... Read more

Tagged with: Research Administration, The Pulse

by SRA International on May 30, 2017

Derrick and Nickson suggest that future research on how “research management teams” differ “between universities and other research organizations” should empirically analyze characteristics of successful research management, identify those strategies and structures that are deemed successful, and highlight how they might vary between different types of institutions.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership

by SRA International on May 30, 2017

The sprint model puts key members of the team in a room with a Decider and a Facilitator for six hours a day for five days to solve a problem, design a product, or develop a solution.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership

by SRA International on May 30, 2017

Community colleges attempting to create a culture for applied research and innovation must integrate applied research in their curriculum.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Research Administration

by SRA International on May 30, 2017

If you took Psychology 101 in college, you probably had to enroll in an experiment to fulfill a course requirement or to get extra credit. Students are the usual subjects in social science research — made to play games, fill out questionnaires, look at pictures and otherwise provide data points for their professors’ investigations into human behavior, cognition and perception.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Professional Development, Research Administration

by SRA International on May 30, 2017

A study in mice and humans suggests that bacteria in the gut can influence the structure of the brain’s blood vessels, and may be responsible for producing malformations that can lead to stroke or epilepsy.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, NIH

by SRA International on May 30, 2017

A new study shows that the number of women in the United States living with distant metastatic breast cancer (MBC), the most severe form of the disease, is growing.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, NIH

by SRA International on May 30, 2017

Despite facing protests, the National Institutes of Health promised Wednesday to move ahead with a plan to impose a general limit of three major grants per researcher, persuaded by data linking quantity to declining effectiveness.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, NIH

by SRA International on May 30, 2017

Nearly 32 million adults in the United States (13 percent of the U.S. population aged 18 and older) consumed more than twice the number of drinks considered binge drinking on at least one occasion, according to a 2013 survey that asked about past-year drinking.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, NIH

by SRA International on May 30, 2017

This week, STEM for All Video Showcase returns for its third year of highlighting innovative federally funded research that improves education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, NSF

by SRA International on May 30, 2017

With the growing frequency and magnitude of toxic freshwater algal blooms becoming an increasingly worrisome public health concern, Carnegie Institution scientists Jeff Ho and Anna Michalak, along with colleagues, have made new advances in understanding the drivers behind Lake Erie blooms and their implications for lake restoration.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, NSF

by SRA International on May 30, 2017

A new study by researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich shows that the most extreme rain events in most regions of the world will increase in intensity by 3 to 15 percent, depending on the region, for every degree Celsius that the planet warms.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, NSF

by SRA International on May 30, 2017

Living in racially segregated neighborhoods is associated with a rise in the blood pressure of black adults, while moving away from segregated areas is associated with a decrease — and significant enough to lead to reductions in heart attacks and strokes, a National Institutes of Health-funded study has found.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, NIH

by SRA International on May 30, 2017

Today we want to put forward a new approach to making sure that we are exercising optimum stewardship of the funds that we receive from taxpayers.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, NIH

by SRA International on May 30, 2017

As the largest public funder of clinical trials in the United States with an annual investment of about $3 billion, and in recognition of the dedicated research participants who volunteer their time and selves to forward medical progress, NIH takes its stewardship of our clinical trial enterprise very seriously.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, NIH

by SRA International on May 30, 2017

If there was any doubt that a Republican-led Congress might give a strong boost to federal science spending, the Trump administration probably sealed the deal.... Read more

Tagged with: Membership, Research Administration

by SRA International on May 3, 2017

May 30, 2017 ǀ 2:00pm ET, Lessons Learned from Recent Audits and Enforcement Actions: Take a journey through time to examine the lessons learned from select audits and enforcement actions from the past decade.... Read more

Tagged with: Professional Development, Webinars