The 45th SRA International Annual Meeting took place in Orlando, Florida from September 29 - October 3, 2012. Set in the warmth of central Florida, the theme of this year's meeting was "Grow, Evolve, Flourish." The annual meeting co-chairs welcomed research administrators to learn and to continue to develop your professional skills - while growing, evolving and flourishing as a Research Administration professional.
If someone were to ask, “What was the best part?” We would be hard pressed to answer. The stock answer would be: “Having the chance to network with 1200 of our best friends in research administration from around the globe.” This is absolutely true, but there were so many other great highlights: read more
Dr. Sally Rockey
Deputy Director for Extramural Research
National Institutes of Health, United States
Dr. Sally Rockey is a key leader in support of international biomedical and healthcare research. She will discuss the future of NIH funding, regulatory changes and other relevant issues that will impact biomedical and healthcare research in the United States and internationally.
Dr. Rockey oversees the development and implementation of the critical policies and guidelines central to the successful conduct of biomedical research supported by NIH across the country and around the world. On Monday, October 1 she addressed our international membership from colleges and universities, research hospitals and insitutes, and industry.
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