SRAI Catalyst

About SRAI Catalyst

SRAI’s monthly electronic newsletter, Catalyst, features insights from top professionals in research management and administration, informs readers of SRAI’s extensive conference and educational offerings, recognizes members for their achievements and provides a space to network and learn more about the structure, functions and people of SRAI. 

SRA International and the Catalyst team hopes you find this newsletter interesting and helpful in your efforts of providing support to research. We encourage you to collaborate, investigate and continue your efforts toward improving the quality of the academic and research environment both in the US and abroad. Visit our website for the most current information on meetings, policy, happenings and events.  

Recent Articles

  • Authored by: Seema Dhindaw Assistant Director of Radiology Research Operations New York University Langone Medical Center After April Fools’ Day we decided to explore some more fun at the workplace. Did you know that April Fool’s Day was also called All Fools’ Day and is celebrated by different cultures and several countries? Its exact origins read more

  • Authored by: Kim C. Carter SRAI President University of Kentucky As a child who loved to read and had a vivid imagination, I was fascinated with superheroes. I wanted to be just like Superman and fly across the sky and like Batman who had so many cool gadgets to play with. Most of all, I wanted to save the world just like they did. It didn't read more

  • Authored by: Angela G. Behrend Senior Research Administrator University of Virginia We all know them. The super-meticulous research administrators who take their work, and themselves, very seriously. They take pride in always being right, and will debate the nuances of the regulations until they wear everyone else out just to have the last word. read more

  • Authored by: Dominique Gambino ,  CRA Post Award Grants and Contracts Administrator University of Detroit Mercy I am fortunate to work in a department where the humor comes as naturally as breathing. Whether it be a shared personal story, busting out a movie quote or song, or simply a silly face or giggle at the absurd, humor is key to the Finance read more

  • Authored by: Seema Dhindaw, Katie Watkins, Tonya K. Edvalson, & Angela Willis In each monthly issue of the   Catalyst , the “Meet SRAI Leadership?” column introduces you to the SRAI leadership, committee members and volunteers. This virtual platform serves as a good starting base for meeting the members of the SRAI community. This is a great opportunity read more


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Catalyst Editors

Seema Dhindaw, MS
Co-editor, Catalyst

Katie Watkins
Co-editor, Catalyst