Past Winners

2018 Symposium

Best Paper of the Year Award

Corporate Governance and the Relation to Research Compliance, Ethics and Integrity
Author(s): Rhonda Florence, MSA
Representing: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Best Poster of the Year & People's Choice Award

Get your head in the clouds!
Author(s): Heather Thomas; Cherie Marvel; Martin Brodsky; Greg Bergey
Representing: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

2017 Symposium

Best Paper of the Year Award

Identifying, Evaluating and Catalyzing Clusters of Research Excellence

Author(s): Kyle Demes; Helen M. Burt; Gail C. Murphy
Representing: The University of British Columbia

Best Poster of the Year Award - International

Building Interdisciplinary Research Capacity

Author(s): Goret Paulo
Representing: Fundação Getulio Vargas

Best Poster of the Year Award - North America

Managing Vacancies in the Research Administration Office

Author(s): Cira Mathis, CRA, PMP, MSc-SHRM
Representing: University of Northern Colorado

People's Choice Award for Best Poster

Managing Vacancies in the Research Administration Office

Author(s): Cira Mathis, CRA, PMP, MSc-SHRM
Representing: University of Northern Colorado

2016 Symposium

Best Paper of the Year Award

Creating a Sustainable Research Environment through Capacity Building Initiatives
  • Elizabeth Batchilly, Theme Project Manager, Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia, Gambia

Best Poster of the Year Award - International

The Research Administration Profession in Small Island States and Small Jurisdictions
  • Christian Bonnici, Deputy Director – Externally Funded Projects, University of Malta, Malta
  • Vincent Cassar, Senior Lecturer, Department of Management, University of Malta, Malta

Best Poster of the Year Award - North America

Markey Cancer Center Research Communications Office: A Centralized Research Administration Infrastructure Enhancing Faculty Productivity
  • Nathan Vanderford, PhD, MBA, Assistant Professor, Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology, Assistant Director for Research, Markey Cancer Center, Assistant Dean For Academic Development, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky, USA
  • Jennifer Rogers, MBA, Manager, Research Communications Office, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, USA

People's Choice Award for Best Poster

Internal Review of Grant Applications for New and Early Stage Investigators
  • Heather Thomas, MBA, Program Administrator, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Cherie Marvel, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Norman Haughey, PhD, Professor, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Joshua Ewen, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Tom Lloyd, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Greg Bergey, MD, Professor, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, USA

2015 Symposium

Best Paper of the Year Award

“Alleviating Administrative Burden: A Novel Approach for Institutions and Investigators”
  • Mr. Andrew Steil, Huron Consulting Group

Best Poster of the Year Award - International

“Developing and Implementing a Financial Conflict of Interest Policy: A Finnish Perspective”
  • Dr. Javier Arévalo, University of Helsinki. Mr. Mika Frederiksen, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland
  • Ms. Taija Pietilä, University of Helsinki. Ms. Tiina Berg, University of Helsinki

Best Poster of the Year Award – North America

“2015 Profile of a Research Administrator”
  • Dr. Jennifer Shambrook, University of Central Florida. Dr. Thomas J. Roberts, Florida Gulf Coast University. Dr. Vernet Lasrado, University of Central Florida. Dr. Thomas O'Neal, University of Central Florida

2014 Symposium

Best Paper of the Year Award

“Determinants of Broader Impact Activities”
  • Dr. Dianne Nagy, South Dakota State University

Best Poster of the Year Award - International

“From Mayhem to Margaritas: A NICE Journey to Embedding Impact.”
  • Ms. Stephanie Bales, Northumbria University. Ms. Saskia Walcott, Walcott Communications Ltd. Dr. Nicola Mitchell, Bring to Life Limited

Best Poster of the Year Award – North America

“Challenges in International Travel: Covering Costs without a Credit Card.”
  • Lynn Mande, Department of Osteopathic Medical Specialties, Michigan State University. Esther Gondwe, University of Malawi College of Medicine, Blantyre Malaria Project

2013 Symposium

Best Paper of the Year Award

“Economic Analysis of Research Misconduct and Effective Deterrent Penalties for DHHS-Funded Research”
  • Grace I. Liu, J.D

Best Poster of the Year Award

"The Building Blocks of a Successful Biospecimen Repository"
  • Cris Wells, EdD, MBA, CCRP, Director of Interprofessional Programs and Clinical Research Management. College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University. Svetlana Mihaylova-Todorova, MD, PhD, CCRC, Clinical Research Associate. Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) Biorepository, Department of Research, MIHS.

2012 Symposium

Best Paper of the Year Award

“Critical Success Factors for Knowledge Transfer Collaborations between"
  • University and Industry in the Emerging Market Context"
  • Ms. Tatiana Schofield, Imperial College Consultants

Best Poster of the Year Award

“IHRTP: A Collaborative Skills Program that Builds Research Success”
  • Ms. Carla Ross, Dalhousie University

2011 Symposium

All awardees were recognized at the 2012 SRA Annual Meeting in Orlando.

Best Paper of the Year Award

Starting Early: Teaching Graduate Students Transferable Skills beyond the Discipline
  • Gina Weisblat, PhD, and Christine Sell, MA, CRA, Cleveland State University

Best North American Poster of the Year Award (Tie)

Expectation-Based Efficiency and Quality Improvements: Case Studies from Three Institutions
  • Dhanonjoy C. Saha, PhD, Abrar Ahmed, BS, Carolinas HealthCare System, Shailaja Hanumandla, MBBS, University of North Carolina
Comparisons of the 2007 and 2010 Research Administration Stress Perception Surveys
  • Jennifer Shambrook, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Best International Poster of the Year Award (Tie)

Managing Exchange Fluctuation Risks
  • Pierre Boshoff, Philip du Plessis, Niresh Bhagwandin, Tasnim Mohsam, South African Medical Research Council
The First Step of Research Administration in Japan
  • Masako Toriya, Miyuki Inagaki, Tokiyasu Teramoto, Frontier Science Organization, Kanazawa University

2010 Symposium

All awardees were recognized at the 2011 SRA Annual Meeting in Montreal.

Best Paper of the Year Award (Tie)

Case Study Investigation of the Development and Management of a University Research Institute
  • Simon P. Philbin, PhD, MBA, Programme Director, Institute of Shock Physics & Visiting Fellow, Imperial College Business School. Imperial College London
Why Should Research Administrators Care about the Responsible Conduct of Research?
  • Debra S. Schaller-Demers, MSOM, Director, Research Outreach and Compliance Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Best International Poster of the Year Award

A Research Ready Facility for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
  • Anthony Ganas, MSc, MBA, PhD, Research Investigator
  • George Pierrakos, PhD, Assistant Professor
  • Sotiris Soulis, PhD, Professor
  • Technological Educational Institute of Athens
  • Michael Graveney, MB, BS, PhD, NHS Warwickshire, UK

Best North America Poster of the Year Award

Succession Planning in an Independent Research Institute
  • Jim Hanlon, BA, CHRP, Manager HR & Administration, TRIUMF (Canada's national laboratory for nuclear and particle physics research)

2009 Symposium

Best Paper of the Year Award

“Research Ethics Education”
  • Michael Owen, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Shauna McCambridge, Brock University
  • Mary Bratko, Brock University

International Best Poster of the Year Award

“Advancing an International Research Strategy from Down Under”
  • Jaine P. Stockler, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Mark Berlage, University of Technology, Sydney

North America Best Poster of the Year Award (Tie)

“Office of Research Opportunities (ORO): A New Paradigm in Research Administration”
  • Jo Ann Lévesque, McGill University
  • Heidi Hoernig, McGill University
“Development and Implementation of an Educational Component for Basic Science Staff Engaged in Clinical Research”
  • Rachel Syme, Alberta Health Services
  • Maureen Vallee Matthews, Tom Baker Cancer Centre