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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.

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Tricia Callahan named NCURA Global Fellow

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Tricia Callahan, OARS’ Director of Proposal Development, was recently named a 2015 Global Fellow by the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA).

As an NCURA Global Fellow, Callahan will travel to the University of Luxembourg for a two-week period sometime during 2015. While there, she will engage in an exchange of knowledge about research administration operations and practices.

“Miami is among the top universities nationally for study abroad. Many of our faculty members teach and conduct research internationally, and the number of international constituents at Miami – both faculty and students – is on the rise,” Callahan says. “So it’s imperative that we keep abreast of the latest rules and regulations pertaining to travel, study, and research abroad.”

According to NCURA, the Global Fellowship Program “hopes to create a pool of individuals who are able to interpret a multitude of various sponsor requirements and to assist their institution with administrative compliance – from application submission through financial reporting and closeout.”

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Tricia Callahan named to NCURA traveling faculty

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Tricia Callahan, Director of Proposal Development

Tricia Callahan, OARS’ Director of Proposal Development, was recently appointed to serve as a traveling faculty member for the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA).

As a member of NCURA’s traveling faculty, Callahan will teach two to three sessions of the organization’s workshop, Level I: Fundamentals of Sponsored Project Administration, annually for each of the next three years.

According to Callahan, NCURA has been advancing the field of research administration through education and professional development programs for over 50 years. In addition to the workshop on the fundamentals of sponsored program administration, NCURA also offers training on financial and departmental research administration.

Callahan has been an active member of NCURA for the past 15 years. She has held several leadership positions within her local region and served as co-chair of the 2014 Pre-Award Research Administration conference in San Francisco.

“I’m honored to join my NCURA colleagues as a presenter,” Callahan says, “and I’m delighted to give back to the administration community in this way.”

Callahan also gratefully acknowledges the support of Jim Oris, Associate Provost for Research & Scholarship, who she says “recognizes the importance of professional development and who understands the national recognition this appointment will bring to Miami University.”

Photo of Tricia Callahan by Tricia Callahan.  Photo of jetliner by Spreng Ben, via Flickr, used under Creative Commons license.