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Elections


Fellow Co-Chair Elections - Call for Applications (Deadline July 8)

The co-chairs are elected annually. Elected co-chairs are responsible for scheduling a fellow event at the ACR meeting as well as planning the fellows' program at the CARRA Annual Scientific Meeting. They also help with the appointment of a fellow representative on the Ethics and Membership Committees amongst other responsibilities. For more information on the responsibilities/scope of work for the fellow co-chairs positions, please review the Fellows Section Charter

View the Full Fellows Section Charter

Term
August 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

Application Materials

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • A NIH-formatted biosketch (preferred) but will accept a current CV. 
  • A photo.
  • A personal statement which should include: statement of intent-to-serve if elected, why you want to serve, any special skills/knowledge/expertise/experience you would bring to the office, and any other relevant information that would assist others in making an informed decision.
  •  Letter of support from your program director. The letter must include a statement that affirms the candidate will be permitted to serve in this capacity and fulfill the responsibilities of the position if elected.

 You can upload all of these documents at: http://bit.ly/fellowappfrm

Application Deadline
Please upload all documents by Wednesday, July 8.

Voting
Fellow members will vote on the co-chairs electronically after the ballots are posted. Another email will be sent out with this information once available.   

Questions
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Ashley Blaske ([email protected]) or Laura Cannon ([email protected]).


Ethics Committee Fellow Position - Call for Applications

Deliverables

  • Minutes from each meeting will be provided to the full Board after review and approval by the Committee
  • The Committee report provides written updates about its meetings, recommendations and actions to the Board at least annually

Activities

  • Keeping minutes of all meetings
  • Ensuring conformance to CARRA policies and directives that relate to CARRA’s ethical standards and management of conflict of interest
  • Representing the best interests of CARRA at all times; maintaining confidentiality regarding the Committee’s work; and avoiding conflicts of interest
  • Annually reviewing and assessing the Committee’s performance and the adequacy of the committee’s Charter, and recommending any changes to the Board for approval
  • Review and make recommendations regarding the ethics and professionalism of the organization, its officers, directors, and members
  • Review and make recommendations regarding any conflicts reported during the annual COI/COC disclosure process and reports of conflicts submitted by the general membership
  • Review and, from time to time, propose modifications to the CARRA Code of Ethics and the CARRA Conflict of Interest Guidelines and develop information to educate the membership concerning the Code of Ethics and conflict of interest issues
  • Review charges alleging professional misconduct by members
  • Organize and establish subcommittees and task forces as the Committee deems necessary or appropriate to carry out its objectives, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors

View the Full Ethics Committee Charter

Term
The fellow member will serve no longer than a three-year term, and the term will end no later than 3 months upon graduation from fellowship.

Voting
Applicants will be recommended by the Fellows Section of CARRA and subsequently appointed by the Board of Directors. 

Application Materials

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • A NIH-formatted biosketch (preferred) but will accept a current CV. 
  • A photo.
  • A personal statement which should include: statement of intent-to-serve if elected, why you want to serve, any special skills/knowledge/expertise/experience you would bring to the office, and any other relevant information that would assist others in making an informed decision.

 You can upload all of these documents at: https://bit.ly/fellwethics

Questions
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Annie Lindenberg, Administrative & Membership Manager, at [email protected].


Steering Committee Elections

Each year, the CARRA membership elects individuals to serve on the Steering Committee. The roles open for election each year varies. Be sure to keep an eye out for the call for nominations and the timeline for the election process.

Current Steering Committee Roster

Below you will find information about the Scope of Work for CARRA Steering Committee positions.

Chair Positions
(Cross-Cutting, JDM, JIA, Pain, SLE, Small Centers, SVARD, & TRTC)

Steering Committee Chair Scope of Work
*Steering Committee Chair positions receive 10% salary support.

Vice Chair Positions

(Cross-Cutting, JDM, JIA, Pain, SLE, Small Centers, SVARD, & TRTC)

Steering Committee Vice Chair Scope of Work
*Steering Committee Vice Chair positions receive 5% salary support.


Early Investigator Leadership Positions

Early Investigator Chair Scope of Work
*Early Investigator Chair receives 10% salary support.

Early Investigator Vice Chair Scope of Work
*Early Investigator Vice Chair receives 5% salary support.


Research Coordinator Network Leadership Positions

Research Coordinator Network Chair Scope of Work
*Research Coordinator Network Chair receives 10% salary support.

Research Coordinator Network Vice Chair Scope of Work
*Research Coordinator Network Vice Chair receives 5% salary support.