Trainee Association

Research Institute Training Association (RITA)

The Research Institute’s Trainee Association (RITA) was created in 2013 to help better train and prepare trainees for their “next steps.” All trainees at The Research Institute may participate, including graduate students, postdoctoral scientists and fellows. RITA is similar to other postdoctoral associations at universities and is modeled after guidelines established by the National Postdoctoral Association (of which The Research Institute is a member).

RITA’s leadership team consists of trainees nominated and elected by their peers. They receive guidance and assistance from an advisory committee of faculty co-advisors and research administrators who are dedicated to helping trainees.

Click here to view the 2016 RITA Welcome Booklet for new trainees!

Visit the RITA Facebook group!

RITA Steering Committee

RITA Officers

Lindsay Wallace, RITA Chair

Lindsay Wallace

Ken Brockman, Resource Development Officer

Ken Brockman

Les Sprague, Networking & Professional Development Officer

Les Sprague

Brianne Sanford, Postdoctoral Representative

Brianne Sanford

Kelly Crowe, Community Outreach Officer

Kelly Crowe

Shibi Likhite, International Representative

Shibi Likhite

Administrative Coordinators

Katie Campbell, Director of Research Safety & Training Resources

Sara Marchionda, Research Education Coordinator