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Kudos Korner | Aurali Dade

By SRAI News posted 12-11-2019 02:24 PM


Kudos Korner | Aurali Dade

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 us as we congratulate Aurali Dade on her new positions at George Mason University!

SRA International is a professional networking community of learners. One way to gain knowledge and expertise is to share our stories of successful achievements with our peers and colleagues. Often research managers/administrators are cast in the role of promoting, supporting and applauding others. While this may be gratifying in many respects, it is also healthy to have pride in one’s own accomplishments. Kudos Korner offers SRA International members a wonderful and respectful venue for sharing and “bragging.”

New Positions

Aurali Dade, PhD

Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation
Executive Director, Institute for a Sustainable Earth (ISE)
George Mason University

SRAI member since 2014
Aurali Dade, PhD has assumed a new role as the Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation and Executive Director of the Institute for a Sustainable Earth (ISE) at George Mason University. As Associate Vice President, Dade is responsible for developing and implementing university strategy for fostering a dynamic, supportive and growing research ecosystem. Dade provides leadership for the Research and Innovation Initiatives (RII) team which includes programs, offices, centers and institutes that are focused on supporting, connecting, communicating about, and convening researchers internally and with external partners. Dade also serves as the inaugural Executive Director of ISE with the mission of connecting members of the Mason community with others across the Mason community and with other communities, policymakers, businesses, and organizations so that, together, they can more effectively address the world’s pressing sustainability and resilience challenges.

Dr. Dade has been a frequent contributor over the last couple of years to SRAI Research Ethics/Compliance programming. She served as lead PI on the ORI Conference Grant (ORI IR160026-01-00) “Supporting responsible research organizations: a framework for engaged research managers and administrators,” that SRAI helped coordinate in June 2016. The Research Integrity Toolkit which is accessible on SRAI’s website was the deliverable of that conference.

Have Something to Share in Kudos Korner?
If you would like to share your story – please see the criteria below with some examples of noteworthy items of interest to the SRA International community that could be submitted to The Kudos Korner:

  • Recently published papers (e.g., articles, chapters, books, etc.)
  • Presentations (e.g., posters, sessions, workshops, video, web, etc.)
  • Professional Awards and Prizes (e.g., grants, contracts, honorary prizes/awards)
  • Recently earned degrees or professional accreditation (e.g., CRA, CIP, etc.)
  • Other honors (e.g., promotions, contest winners, organizational citations/recognition)
  • Transitions (e.g., new jobs, homes, family, retirement)

Please note that we will try and publish as many submissions as possible each month, but SRA International reserves the right to delay publication for future use or to edit and/or omit at its discretion.

Send requests for more information and all submissions via email to Debra Schaller-Demers at We will make all attempts to confirm receipt of your submission and inform you of acceptance for publication. Please use this wording in the Subject Line of your email: SRAI Kudos

Be sure to include the following information:

    • Name (First, Last)
    • Degree
    • Organization/Affiliation
    • Email and phone number if we need more information
    • Geographic Location (City, State, Country)
    • SRAI Member Since _________ (YYYY)
    • A separately attached headshot jpg file
    • Description of your honor/accomplishment (limited to 500 words)

Authored by: Debra Schaller-Demers, Senior Director, Research Outreach and Compliance
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