Candidate for Treasurer

Laura R. Holtz, MS, PMP, CCRP

Clinical Research Leader

Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics

Indianapolis, Indiana 


Other Positions

Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute

Senior Research Manager 2016

Research Manager 2013 – 2016

Research Coordinator 2008 – 2013

Academic and Professional Degrees/Certifications

Master of Science, 2018, Purdue University

Bachelor of Science, 2000, Illinois State University

SOCRA Certified Clinical Research Professional, 2010 – Current

Project Management Institute, PMP, 2020

SOCRA Activities

Member, 2010 – Present

Director, 2018 – 2021

Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP), 2010 – Present

Chapter Chair, Indianapolis Chapter, 2015 – Present

Speaker, Annual Conference, 2015 – 2017, 2019 – 2020

Closing Plenary Speaker, Annual Conference, 2019

Poster Presenter, Annual Conference 2015, 2018

Contributor, SOCRA Source, 2016, 2018

Presenter, Social Media Workshop, 2017

Vision Statement

During times of disruption, innovations in “business as usual” are imperative for organizations to adapt. We have seen research professionals furloughed and programs halted during the COVID-19 restrictions, having profound impact on our members’ lives. The Treasurer position on the SOCRA Board will have an important and singular mission, to serve as the custodian of SOCRA’s financial assets and maintain its strong financial position, during these changing times. As Treasurer, I would strive to ensure SOCRA’s financial stability is maintained. I am honored to be nominated for Treasurer and to contribute my experience as both a SOCRA Board Director and Research Manager to fulfill the responsibilities of this role. As a Senior Research Manager at the Indiana University Center for Aging Research, I oversee and manage multiple grant awards and budgets, including a $30.3 million, 8 year grant from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services program. Because of these experiences, I have honed skills essential for the Treasurer role, including budget and fiscal management and thorough attention to financial details. Transparency and timely communication with SOCRA management will also be vital components I foresee in this role. In my more than 10 years as a member, SOCRA has been an invaluable source of education, networking, and excellence for me to grow as a research professional. I am excited for the opportunity to continue to serve SOCRA, the premier research professional organization, and for future generations of research professionals to benefit from SOCRA’s work, as I have. Thank you for your consideration.

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