Category Archives: VPRA

Message from VPRA, Dr. Robert Nobles (March 2024)

Greetings and welcome to Spring! As many of you are returning or anticipating a Spring break, I hope that the time you take allows you to rest, reflect and rejuvenate for a strong finish to the academic year. As I look at your phenomenal efforts and the progress we’ve made as an institution in research […]

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Introducing OKRs: A New Chapter in the Office of Research Administration at Emory

By Lisa Wilson, Interim Assistant Vice President, ORAO A Strategic Shift to Drive Research Excellence  Emory’s Office of Research Administration (ORA) is taking a significant step forward in an ever-evolving academic environment. Inspired by John Doerr’s influential book, “Measure What Matters,” our leadership team has embraced the Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) framework. This strategic […]

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Research Week 2023 in Review

Author: Tricia Callahan, Interim Director, ORA Research Training Over 400 staff gathered over three days to learn, connect, and celebrate during Research Week 2023. Attendees selected from over 32 contact hours of general knowledge and skill-based educational opportunities. Check out the opportunities and highlights from the celebration here: Research Week 2023 Recap Video.mp4 The feedback […]

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The Office of Research Administration (ORA) Announces the Launch of the Office of Research Administration Optimization (ORAO) to Advance Research Services and Support

Author: Lisa Wilson, Interim Asst. VP for Research and Senior Director for the Office of Strategic Operations and Training The Office of Research Administration (ORA) proudly announces the establishment of the Office of Research Administration Optimization (ORA-O), an innovative approach aimed at enhancing research services and support, officially launched on October 1, 2023. The Office […]

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2023 ORA Dragon Service Awards

On April 24, 2023, the Office of Research Administration (ORA) held the fourth ORA Dragon Service Awards. This is part of an ongoing commitment to recognize and celebrate the contributions and achievements of ORA’s staff and members of the Faculty/Research community who demonstrate outstanding partnership with ORA. The winners of this year’s awards were nominated […]

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Message from VPRA: Dr. Robert Nobles (August 2022)

Greetings and welcome to a new academic year! The summer months always seem to fly by quickly; and I am hopeful everyone had an opportunity to travel, connect with friends and family, and recharge for another amazing year at Emory. The ORA FY22 academic year concluded with some truly remarkable advances. Over the past year […]

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