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 Publications, Presentations, Professional Service, and New Credentials By staff in Research Administration & Development Community

We are proud of the contributions of our central and locally based staff to the field. In this section of the website, we highlight recent publications, presentations, professional service related to research administration and development, and new credentials (certifications, degrees, etc.) of our community. To share a research or professional highlight, please email Sarah Marina.

Professional Service

Professional Organizations

2017-2018: Denise Rouleau, Chair, National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), Region 1

2017-2018: Jori Baribino, Treasurer-Elect, National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), Region 1

2018: Barbara Gardner, Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) Research Administration Contracts: DTUA and Foreign Subawards Working Groups.

Tufts Committees

2018 Standing Committee on Research Administration & Development Processes

  • Chris Pereira, Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Center on Aging (HNRCA)
  • Keleigh Sanford, School of Engineering
  • Ann Carney, Cummings School
  • Ryan Bringhurst, School of Medicine
  • Jessica Colon, Dental School
  • Jess Cote, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy
  • Ren Ding, Arts & Sciences
  • Jori Barabino, central Pre-Award
  • Deena Pineo, central Post-Award
  • Laura Lucas, OVPR Business Operations
  • Sarah Marina, Research Administration & Development

Central Pre-Award Proposal Review Committee December 2017- February 2018

The committee provided input into defining the value added elements for proposal review by central Pre-Award office before the proposal is submitted to the sponsor.

  • Chair: Barbara Gardner, OVPR Pre-Award
  • Jose Bendeck, School of Medicine
  • Anne Carney, Cummings School
  • Eileen Coombes, School of Arts & Sciences
  • Jessica Cote, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy
  • Colleen Donaghey, OVPR Pre-Award
  • Brandi Negron, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy
  • Keleigh Sanford, School of Engineering

New Credentials

Awards

Certified Research Administrator (CRA)

2018: Jordan Wilkinson

2017: Luke Baccari, Jessica Cote, Dawn Grasso, Jennifer Hillebrand, Mikki Hui, Katherine King, Brian Lynch, Seedang Simonin, Nicole Tardiff.

2016: Jori Barabino, Lauren Gibson, Katherine King, Vicki Laake, Brian Lynch, Brandi Negron, Meryem Ould-Sfiya, Denise Rouleau, Keleigh Sanford, Kasey Schubert, Kelley Whall.

Masters Degree

May 2017: Sarah Marina, Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning

2017: Gregory Simpson, Master of Public Administration, University of Alaska Southeast

December 2016: Barbara Gardner, Master of Business Administration, Northeastern University.

Presentations

Proposal Development

Zoya-Davis Hamilton (Tufts University), Sarah Marina (Tufts University), and Anne Schauer (Miami University). Half-Day Workshop, SRA International Western/Northeast Section Meeting, Honolulu, HI, April 2, 2017.

 

Research Administration

Research Administrator as Change Agent. Zoya-Davis Hamilton and Sarah Marina. Presentation, SRA International Western/Northeast Section Meeting, Honolulu, HI, April 2, 2017.

Subrecipient Monitoring. Jori Barabino and Vicki Laake. NCURA Region I Spring Meeting, Newport, RI. May, 2017.

Shoring up the Lines of Communication: Central Office working with Department Office. Jori Barabino and Michael Healy. NCURA Region I Spring Meeting, Newport, RI. May, 2017.

Uniform Guidance for Department Administrators. Barbara Gardner. NCURA Region I Spring Meeting, Newport, RI. May, 2017.

Pre-Award 101, discussion group. Brandi Negron. NCURA Region I Spring Meeting, Newport, RI. May, 2017.

Best Practices for Removing Unallowable Costs and Avoiding Audit Findings Using Cost Transfers & Effort Re-certifications. Katherine King and Michael Healy. NCURA Region I Spring Meeting. May 4, 2016.

Training Grants

Taming Training Grants & Fellowships. Leah Burberry (Harvard Medical School), Katherine King (Tufts University), and Brian Lynch (Tufts University). NCURA Region I 2015 Spring Meeting, Portland, ME.

Publications

Current Publications
  • The Pulse, a column surveying research administrators on topics of interest. Society of Research Administrators (SRA) International electronic newsletter Catalyst. Sarah Marina and Zoya Davis-Hamilton. October 2014 – Present.
  • Background Noise, an occasional column devoted to issues of interest to research. Society of Research Administrators (SRA) International electronic newsletter Catalyst. Sarah Marina and Zoya Davis-Hamilton. September 2017 – Present.
  • Changes in Organizational Design as a Vehicle for Improving Support to Investigators. Zoya Davis-Hamilton, Sarah Marina. NCURA Magazine, Volume XLIX, No. 6, December 2017.
    • Research administration organizational structures should be designed thoughtfully, to work together to enhance the culture of support to investigators. In this article, we share several recent organizational design changes in the research administration enterprise at Tufts University, that when taken together form a model meant to support this approach. From “Alphabet Soup” to the Award Lifecycle; Separating Compliance Functions from those Focusing on Support; Multitasking Does Not Work: Ownership of Tasks.
  • Professional Development Insights: Tools for Measuring Collaboration in Research Administration Settings. Part I and Part II. Society of Research Administrators (SRA) International electronic newsletter Catalyst. December 2017 and January 2018. Gregory Simpson.
    • Using tools to define the parameters of collaboration, and to measure activities and processes, can provide data and opportunities for dialogue, discussion, and action plans for how to collaborate effectively and how to collaboratively resolve organizational priorities and barriers as well as help provide change solutions and pathways.
  • Ideal Proposal Process Departmental Perspective. Society of Research Administrators (SRA) International electronic newsletter Catalyst. June 2016. Gregory Simpson.
    • Department level research administrators act as “street level bureaucrats”. They work as mediators and thus should be: 1) committed to facilitation 2) seek ways to creatively problem solve 3) direct and develop, not simply respond to, processes 4) provide guidance 5) navigate and evaluate organizational constraints—culture, resources, rules/regulations, etc. 6) develop and sustain partnerships between policy (central) personnel and clients (departmental personnel).