Coffee Talks

Coffee Talks

Join us for your afternoon break for a casual conversation with peers to discuss and explore a single topic every other month. This event is open to everyone and the Coffee Talks are free.  

Coffee Talks are a series of a one-hour program that offers participants the opportunity to be involved either in-person or virtually. You can earn a CEU (1 contact hour of education). 

Subjects can range from hot topics in research administration to soft skills for the workplace. SRAI's membership is a diverse roster of folks with so many interesting perspectives and backgrounds. 

Let's get together and chat!

Upcoming Coffee Talks

Research Administration and Management During a Pandemic - We Can Do This Together!
April 9 | 2:00 pm ET

As we all deal with an ever-changing environment during the COVID-19 Pandemic, this is an opportunity to talk to research administrators and managers that have successfully dealt with disasters and crises and learn how lessons learned can be applied to the current pandemic. Bring your questions and your successes to share. We'll discuss proven strategies to help and pitfalls to avoid.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Help your employees manage their workload.
  2. Apply established disaster planning techniques to your current situation.
  3. Utilize current technology to get the work done.
  4. Keep yourself and your employees safer and comfortable with their situation.
Content Level: All Levels

Discussion Leaders:

Jane Dumsha
, PhD
Chief Research Operations Officer
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ana M. Feliciano
Post Award Coordinator
University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

Sandra M. Nordahl
Director, Sponsored Research Contracting and Compliance
San Diego State University Research Foundation

Kevin Titus, MBA
Business Director
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Please register here.

Registration is free for members and nonmembers. You need to register to receive the login information.

Submit questions for the panel in advance to Debbie Appler at

For Questions, contact Debbie Appler.