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Kudos Korner | Rebecca Claycamp

By SRAI News posted 02-13-2020 09:30 AM


Kudos Korner | Rebecca Claycamp

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 congratulate Rebecca Claycamp on her retirement and new home state!

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.”

Transitions: Retirement and Relocation

Rebecca Claycamp
Rebecca Claycamp, MS, CRA
Chief Grants Management Officer
National Institute of Mental Health
SRAI member since 1986

At the end of March 2020, Rebecca Claycamp will be departing from the National Institute of Mental Health where she has been the Chief Grants Management Officer since 2003.  Rebecca joined the National Institutes of Health in 2001 after serving in departmental and central research administration positions for 19 years at the University of Kansas (Institute of Economic and Business Research), the University of Iowa (Sponsored Programs) and the University of Pittsburgh (Assistant Chair of Chemistry). The unique nature of her background has exposed Rebecca her to a wide array of complex issues in grants compliance and oversight, risk assessment, and grantee-sponsor interactions. In FY2019 alone, she was responsible for the award and oversight of over $1.6 billion in grants and other transaction authorities.  After the family relocates to Texas, she intends to consult and find a new research home. 

Rebecca’s contributions to research administration have been recognized both by NIH and SRAI. She is an SRAI Distinguished Faculty Member and currently is actively engaged with SRAI’s LevelUP Micro-Credentialing Program.

Join us as we wish Rebecca happiness and success in this next chapter of her journey.

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
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
SRAI President Elect