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Tricia Callahan achieves CRA, is named to NCURA Executive Leadership Program

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Tricia Callahan, Director of Proposal Development

OARS Director of Proposal Development Tricia Callahan recently added two accomplishments to her résumé.

Earlier this month, Callahan was certified as a professional grants administrator by the Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC).

To receive Certified Research Administrator (CRA) designation, Callahan met education and experience requirements and passed an examination administered by RACC.

In addition, Callahan’s commitment to the field of research administration was recognized by the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), which accepted her into its Executive Leadership Program (ELP).

NCURA’s ELP trains selected NCURA members in executive leadership principles, including recognized best practices of volunteer leadership. Callahan was nominated for the ELP based on her longstanding and very active involvement in NCURA.