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Oak Ridge Associated Universities

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Handshake recognizes ORAU Workforce Solutions as a top employer

Handshake recognizes ORAU Workforce Solutions as a top employer

Handshake, the leading early career community in the United States, has ranked ORAU Workforce Solutions #1 among environmental services employers, women applicants and underrepresented minority applicants. Find out why we're #1 when you connect with us!

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Subject matter experts engaged in peer review

Peer review helps research funding agencies get the most value for their dollars

Keri Cagle, director of peer review for ORAU and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, has called peer review "the unsung hero of the research funding and proposal evaluation process." Even though peer review is not the actual research being performed, the process is critically important to ensuring available research dollars are spent wisely.

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Where are they now? Former NASA Postdoctoral Program Participant Rika Anderson, Ph.D.

Where are they now? Former NASA Postdoctoral Program Participant Rika Anderson, Ph.D.

Rika Anderson, Ph.D., who now serves as an assistant professor in the biology department at Carleton College, shares the skills and research network she developed as a fellow in the NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) with her students. Anderson received her doctorate in oceanography and astrobiology from the University of Washington before joining the NASA Astrobiology Program, an institute designed to develop the field of astrobiology and provide a scientific framework for flight missions.

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Sara Alert™ Academic automates the monitoring of individuals exposed to or infected with COVID-19

Sara Alert™ Academic automates the monitoring of individuals exposed to or infected with COVID-19

Rapid response to public health emergencies and pandemics is crucial to helping contain the spread among populations both large and small. In partnership with MITRE, ORAU’s is leveraging existing Sara Alert™ technology to protect the health of students and faculty on campus by creating a tool customized to university needs, Sara Alert™ Academic. Academic institutions using Sara Alert™ Academic can rapidly identify exposed individuals, enabling university health to contain the spread.

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ORAU's Professional Training Programs now offering online radiological training courses

ORAU's Professional Training Programs now offering online radiological training courses

PTP online courses offer the same level of quality without requiring travel or attendance in a webinar. Enrollment in an online course still includes Q&A sessions with the PTP instructor-led team, similar to what you would experience in the classroom trainings.

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Podcast: Protecting the health of energy workers: ORAU and the NSSP program

Podcast: Protecting the health of energy workers: ORAU and the NSSP program

The National Supplemental Screening Program (NSSP) provides free medical screenings to Department of Energy workers from any DOE site around the country who may have been exposed to hazards in the workplace. The NSSP collects data to help identify if these former workers have developed any health conditions related to exposures that they had in the workplace, as well as identify any health conditions that arise as these workers age. ORAU manages this program for the DOE. In this conversation, we talk to Zac Hubbell, Ph.D., a research associate for the program, and Dr. Lee Newman, director of the Center for Health, Work, and Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health. The CHWE recently named ORAU it's 2020 Partner of the Year for the work our organizations do together for the NSSP.

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Going Further. Together.

Going Further. Together.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance science education and workforce development and protect health and the environment. We connect the right people and resources to get things done, and we put the full power of our organization behind every project—both large and small.