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
Lindsay Wallace, RITA Chair
Ken Brockman, Resource Development Officer
Les Sprague, Networking & Professional Development Officer
Brianne Sanford, Postdoctoral Representative
Kelly Crowe, Community Outreach Officer
Shibi Likhite, International Representative
Katie Campbell, Director of Research Safety & Training Resources
Sara Marchionda, Research Education Coordinator