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
Ken Brockman, RITA Chair
Stephanie LaHaye, Postdoctoral Representative
Bailey Dye, Networking and Resource Development Officer
Nizar Saad, Professional Development Officer
Shibi Likhite, International Representative
Adrianna Matos Nieves, Community Outreach Officer