We are honored to serve as the Co-chairs for the 19th Annual Financial Research Administration Conference (FRA). This year's conference will be held in sunny Orlando, FL at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel. The program committee has been working hard to assemble a strong offering of sessions for every position level across all Post-Award and some Pre-Award topics. These sessions will be represented in the following tracks: Departmental, Federal, Financial Compliance, International, Medical/Hospital, Organization Development, Post Award, Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions, and Responsible Conduct of Research. The FRA conference will be held on March 5th and 6th with a combined workshop day on March 7th with the Pre-Award Research Administration Conference, which will be held on March 8th and 9th.
The theme for the 2018 Financial Research Administration Conference is, In Support of Research: Re-Discover Your Passion. It can be easy to by discouraged with the recent tone of discussions in Washington regarding funding. As a community we can instead choose to be inspired by our profession and the role we play in research which lead to our theme for this year's conference. Through networking, education and reflection at the 2018 Financial Research Administration Conference we hope you will be able bring back the tools to re-invigorate your team and/or colleagues in your offices.
We are delighted to announce that our keynote presenter will be Eric C. Haseltine. Eric is a TED talk presenter and has served as a former Vice President of Walt Disney Imagineering, is a former CTO for the U.S. intelligence community and former Director for Research at the NSA. Eric's discoveries about the human brain have helped individuals see past their "blind spots" in a quick fix world and instead focus on long-term thinking that can create explosive success/opportunities.
We hope to see you all in sunny Orlando, FL for the 19th Annual Financial Research Administration Conference where you will; In Support of Research: Re-Discover Your Passion.
Umila Bajaj, University of Virginia
Jamie Caldwell, University of Kansas Medical Center
Thank you to the 2018 Financial Research Administration Conference Program Committee!
Jim Maus, Washington University in St. Louis
Jennifer Shambrook, University of Central Florida
Karen Mitchell, Temple University
Justin Poll, National Science Foundation
Jennifer Mitchell, Northwestern University
Eileen Nielsen, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Eva Bjorndal, Karolinska Institutet
Fadia Homeidan, American University of Beirut
Ben Prince, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Donna Smith, Massachusetts General Hospital
Amanda Snyder, University of Washington
Courtney Frazier Swaney, University of Texas at Austin
Robert Andresen, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Debra Murray, University of Maryland College Park
Predominately Undergraduate Institutions
Tricia Callahan, Colorado State University
Jeremy Miner, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Responsible Conduct of Research
Marti Dunne, NYU
Angela Wishon, University of Texas, Southwestern Dallas
Lisa Mosley, Yale University
Leslie Schmidt, University of Montana