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Humor in the Workplace | Super-meticulous RAs

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...


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Meet SRAI Leadership: Membership & Catalyst Committees

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...


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Humor in the Workplace- The Hidden Gem

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...


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View from the Top | In the World of Ordinary Mortals, Research Administrators Are Superheroes

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...


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Note from the Editor | Humor in the Workplace

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...


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2019 SRAI Awards: Nominate Your Peers

Authored by: Annedorte Vad Head of CBS Research Support Office Copenhagen Business School SRAI Awards is a great way to acknowledge and honor individual Research Managers and Research Administrators for their remarkable contributions to the research management & administration...


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SRAI Michigan Chapter Meeting Registration is Now Open

Authored by: Patrick Lagua Contracts and Grants Specialist University of Michigan Registration is now open for the 2019 SRA International Michigan Chapter Meeting! The meeting will be held at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, MI, on June 10-11. You can register at the 2019...


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Back in the Saddle - New Beginnings in Research Administration

Authored by: Mindali Dean Program Manager, Office of Research Development & Communication Texas Tech University Back in the Saddle - New Beginnings in Research Administration this is the Texas Chapter theme as we begin our new chapter and look forward to the future. What does It...


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Don’t Miss the Ohio Chapter Meeting!

Authored by: Meaghan Ann Ventura Senior Sponsored Projects Officer Research Institute Nationwide Children's Hospital Registration is open for the Ohio Chapter Meeting on Monday, June 10 at Baldwin­Wallace University's Center for Innovation & Growth, in the Cleveland suburb of Berea,...


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Are You Unfulfilled At Work? There Is No Excuse to Let It Continue

Authored by: Sikirat Tijani Associate Director, Grants & Contracts Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Get up, go to work, come home, pass out. Get up, go to work, come home, pass out. Get up, go to work, come home, pass out. Do you find yourself living this way...