Awwad-Rafferty Begins Term as Chair of International Design Board

Monday, September 23 2013

Professor Rula Awwad-Rafferty began her position as chair of the International Environmental Design Research Association Board of Directors this August. She was elected to a three-year term on the board in 2012 and had served previously as the chair-elect and co-chaired the organization's 2012 annual international conference in Seattle, Wash.

EDRA is a human centered global interdisciplinary professional community of research and design professionals, artists, policy makers, scientists, educators and students, focused on the linkages between people and their built and natural environments. The work of EDRA members is reshaping diverse environments and government policies on national and global scales.

This year, in addition to a number of initiatives to enhance diverse student and global scholars participation, and partnerships for effective impact, Awwad-Rafferty is focusing on two primary events: The organization's inaugural fall translational research symposium "The Landscape of Accountable Care: How a Patient Focus is Changing the Industry", planned for October 11, 2013 at the New York School of Interior Design, New York City. AND, the well known EDRA annual international conference, this year focusing on the theme "Building with Change", May 28-31, 2014 at the Astor Crown Plaza in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana.