Senior Research Administrator
Waliah RaKhem is the Senior Research Administrator for the Department of Anesthesiology. She has been in this role since 2020 and has worked in similar roles within various departments in her 20+ years with the university. She has a Bachelor of Business from Drake University in Des Moines, IA, a Masters of Nonprofit Management from Washington University and has been a Certified Research Administrator (CRA) since 2015. Waliah is also one of the department’s Equity Champions working with the POWER office.
In her role as Senior Research Administrator, Waliah helps to guide her team’s focus on research grant submissions for the four Research Divisions of Anesthesiology, WUPC, DoCTR, DBR and CCP. Her and her team work directly with Principal Investigators to ensure that they feel fully supported before, during and after the grant submission process. Being an Equity Champion allows for Waliah to offer her help in furthering the Schools mission in achieving a supportive environment for all who work here. “It’s work that is very close to my heart.”
A native St. Louisan, Waliah currently resides in University City. An avid movie watcher, she enjoys, exercising, cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends.