Offices and Staff

Jon Klein, M.D., Ph.D. - Bio

Interim Executive Vice President for Research & Innovation

502-852-8373

Sharon Kerrick, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice President for Digital Transformation

502-852-7714

M. Cynthia Logsdon, Ph.D., WHNP-BC, FAAN - Bio

Associate Vice President for Research Academic Programs

502-852-3791

Craig J. McClain, M.D. - Bio

Associate Vice President for Translational Research

502-852-6128

Kevyn E. Merten, Ph.D. - Bio

Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation

502-852-1637

William A. Metcalf, JD - Bio

Associate Vice President for Res. Devel. & Strategic Partnerships

502-852-1708

Shannon Pipes

Sr Associate University Counsel

970-690-4372

Laura Savatski, MBA, CLP, RTTP - Bio

Executive Director

502-852-2965

Leslie C. Sherwood, DVM

Associate Vice President for Research Services

502-852-3675

Ashlea Worner

Executive Assistant to the EVPRI

502-852-8373

Jeff Black

Technology Specialist, Sr.

502-852-9336

Heather Thomas

Unit Business Manager, Sr.

502-852-1116

SUPPORT FUNCTIONS

The Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) provides services to investigators, sponsors and research staff conducting clinical research trials involving healthy subjects or patients. The office may be reached at .

Rachel Sheppard, MBA, CCRA, CCRC

Executive Director

502-852-1006

Chris Cunningham, Ph.D.

Operations Director

502-852-2906

Baylee N. Pulliam, MBA, MA- Bio

Director, Research Marketing & Communications

859-619-4087

Robert Kubash

Executive Director

502-852-0616

Sherry Duffy

Director of Learning

502-852-8087

Elena Fortunato-Wright

Program Manager- Core Operations

502-852-5643

Cara Graf

Program Manager- Project Operations

502-852-3871

Ethan Palazzo

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

502-852-4972

Jennifer Beck

Recruiting Coordinator

502-852-7713

Nikita Kelley

Administrative Associate

502-852-5400

Ryo Josephs

Technology Specialst Sr

502-852-5640

Jennifer Moreschi

Program Coordinator- Enrollment/ Badging

502-852-0727

Madison Watts

Instructional Technology Consultant

502-852-8505

Jaclan Williams

Senior Training Specialist

502-852-3451

LaKiesha Jones

Training Specialist

502-852-2352

Amie Schaefer

Training Specialist

502.852.6733

Allison Ratterman, Ph.D.

ECO

502-852-2454

The Human Subjects Protection Program Office (HSPPO) helps to ensure that all University of Louisville research involving human participants is conducted in accordance with Federal and State regulations and University and sponsoring agency policies and procedures instituted to protect the rights and welfare of human research participants. The office may be reached at or by phone at 502.852.5188.

IRB Analyst Team

Stephanie Schemke, B.A.

IRB Analyst, Social/Behavioral/Educational

502-852-4101

Sherry Block, B.S.

IRB Analyst, Biomedical-Exempt

502-852-2163

Steffany Gayton, BS, CCRP

IRB Analyst, Biomedical

502-852-4535

Michelle Bottorff, BS, CCRC

IRB Analyst, Biomedical

502-852-5987

Beth Kuntz, LPN, CRCC

IRB Analyst, Biomedical

502-852-2162

Cathy Carter, BA, CCRP, CIP

IRB Coordinator

502-852-4098

Sarah Merrill, BSE, MPH

IRB Coordinator

502-852-5541

Research Compliance Team

Lisa D. Schaffer

Assistant Director, Research Compliance

502-852-3641

Mechelle Kaufman, BSN, RN

Compliance Auditor

502-852-5992

HSPPO Administrative Team

Christy LaDuke, MA, CIP, CCRP - Bio

Director

502-852-2541

Robbi Devers, A.A., A.A.S.

Program Coordinator Sr

502-852-4097

Kristyn Singleton, MPA, CIP

IRB Operations Coordinator

502-852-4094

Laurie Young, EMBA - Bio

Director, Industry Engagement

502.876.4467

Scott Broughton- Bio

Executive Director, Kentucky Manufacturing Extension Partnership (KY-MEP)

814.505.3786

The Translational Grants team manages UofL's innovation programs, which provide infrastructure, advice, resources, networking opportunities, training and funding to help translate UofL research into commercializable products. Given their shared goals, these programs work together to establish UofL as a world leader in innovation. The office may be reached .

Jessica Sharon, MS, MBA

Director of Innovation Programs

502-852-4143

Jamie Rush

KYNETIC Program Manager (Regional)

502-852-2542

Sarah A. Andres, PhD

KYNETIC/EXCITE Project Manager

502-852-2354

Kim Preher

Innovation Program Coordinator, Sr.

502-852-1847

IP and Licensing / Technology Transfer transfers discoveries from UofL labs to the marketplace through licenses, partnerships and new companies. The office manages university intellectual property, guides the commercialization process, acts as a single point of contact for industry stakeholders, and accelerates the growth of startup enterprises. The office may be reached at or by phone at 502.852.2965.

Laura Savatski, MBA, CLP, RTTP

Executive Director

502-852-2965

Katherine Brown

Director, Intellectual Property

502-852-7997

D. Jody Heard

Financial Manager

502-852-7084

Jessica Bryant, JD

Licensing Manager, Physical Sciences

502-852-4155

Annie King

Patents & Compliance Coordinator

502-852-3851

Sara E. Price, JD

Licensing Manager, Contracts

502-852-4105

Rob Smith, PhD

Licensing Manager, Life Sciences

502-852-3027

T. Greg Tucker, PhD

Licensing Manager, Engineering & Physical Sciences

502-852-7076

Shaunta Henderson

Office Manager

502-852-2966

Research Development and Support helps researchers identify and secure funding from a variety of sources, including federal grants and industry partnerships. The office may be reached at .

William A. Metcalf, JD

Associate V.P. for Research Development & Strategic Partnerships

502-852-1708

Kerrigan Miller

Administrative Associate

502-852-8893

Leigh Botner, BBA - Bio

Director of Research Development & Support

502-852-9329

Susan Day

Proposal Development Manager

502-852-6377

Janet L. Johnson, BS

Institutional Research Analyst II

502-852-8358

The Office of Research Integrity directs and conducts the University’s program for education and training in the responsible conduct of research, coordinating the implementation of this effort with departments and units within the university, with the objective of ensuring that the responsible conduct of research is maintained at a high priority level in all aspects of research activities. The office may be reached at .or by phone at 502-852-2454

Allison G. Ratterman, Ph.D. - Bio

Director

502-852-2453

Chad B. Renn, B.S.

Conflict of Interest Specialist

502-852-4715

Carla Y. Jones, B.Sc.

Training and Certifications Specialist

502-852-8430

Elvin Leon

Infor Manage Spec-Research Report Coordinator

502-852-1399

Caroline N. Mills, Ph.D.

Research Integrity Specialist

502-852-4045

Research systems staff support our electronic research administration platforms and other digital tools.

Katy Vitale

Research Systems Manager

402-657-9025

Danielle Eckert

Research Administration Systems Analyst

419-388-3586

The Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (OSPA) is responsible for the administration of all externally sponsored activities, including research, training/instruction and service projects funded by governmental entities, private non-profit organizations, and for-profit/industry sponsors. The office may be reached at or 502-852-3788. To learn more and find the right OSPA representative for your needs, please see the OSPA assignment matrix. Please be sure to cc the office's service account, ospa@louisville.edu, when reaching out.

OSPA Leadership

Kevyn E. Merten, PhD

Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation

502-852-1637

Glen Jones, MBA

Senior Director, Research Accounting Services Financial Administration

502-852-2592

Haylee A. Ralston, JD

Director, Corporate and Federal Contract Services

502-852-3156

OSPA Grant Management Services

Trey Bauer, MPA, CRA - Bio

Interim Director

502-852-2593

Andrew French

Senior Grants Management Specialist

502-852-5956

Erin Stumler

Senior Grants Management Specialist

502-852-3540

Roberta Brock, MBA

Proposal and Award Administration Specialist

502-852-4350

Janessa Green

Grants Management Specialist

502-852-4104

Alex Vernon

Grants Management Specialist

502-852-5137

Sandrine Mutabazi

Grants Management Specialist

502-852-8362

Rene Sommer

Grants Management Specialist

502-852-3744

Alexis Walker

Grants Management Specialist

502-852-8372

OSPA Corporate and Federal Contract Services

Haylee A. Ralston, JD

Director, Corporate and Federal Contract Services

502-852-3156

Brennan S. Cox, JD, LLM

Assistant Director

502-852-8806

Christopher T. Fox, BA

Negotiation Specialist

502-852-3841

Angela Lewis-Klein, MBA

Negotiation Specialist

502-852-2550

Brittany Staverman, JD

Negotiation Specialist

502-852-5022

Michael Brill, JD

Lead - Non-financial Agreements

502-852-7247

OSPA Compliance and Operational Support

Brigitte Fasciotto, PhD

Associate Director, Compliance and Operational Support

502-852-7308

Donnia Schlaff

Compliance Specialist - Subaward Administrator

502-852-3197

Karen Orr

Compliance Specialist - Reporting Coordinator

502-852-8804

Rashul Sartoris

Program Manager – Training Grants

502-852-2896

OSPA Systems and Operational Support

Erin K. Wilk, BA

Grants and Contracts Manager

502-852-2470

Vladana Kafka-Jusufbegovic, MLS

Grants and Contracts Assistant, Sr.

502-852-7564

Stacy Black

Grants and Contracts Assistant

502-852-1797

Paulla R. Felts, MPA

Grants and Contracts Assistant

502-852-9056

Deena G. Staples

Grants and Contracts Assistant

502-852-2780

Wanda Taylor, PhD

Grants and Contracts Assistant

502-852-2475

OSPA Research Accounting Services (Financial Administration)

Glen Jones, MBA

Senior Director, Research Accounting Services Financial Administration

502-852-2592

Crystal Elliott

Associate Director, Research Accounting Services Financial Administration

502-852-8367

Destinie Staley

Grants Management Accountant, Sr.

502-852-8368

Barbara Adams

Grants Management Accountant, Sr.

502-852-5562

Vacant

Grants Management Accountant, Sr.

502-852-xxxx

Josetta Allen

Grants Management Accountant

502-852-5342

Teiarra Smith

Grants Management Accountant

502-852-6983

Gail Wilmes

Grants Management Accountant

502-852-8246

Delton Wright

Grants Management Accountant

502-852-5028

Marsha Akuna

Billing Coordinator

502-852-8241

Xia Yu

Billing System & Cash Management Accountant

502-852-2980

Cindy Tafur

Accountant I

502-852-1313

OSPA Administrative Support

Becky Garrett

Lead - Administrative Support

502-852-1091

The Office of Strategic Research Infrastructure (OSRI) collaborates with stakeholders across the university’s research enterprise to build, oversee, and strengthen strategic research infrastructure. The primary current component of OSRI is Research Core Support Services, which provides strategic advice and direct support to help improve the management, operations, and coordination of core research facilities across the University of Louisville. The office may be reached at .

Rand Haley- Bio

Director, Shared Research Facilities

404-993-6333

Jen Van Duine

Program Manager, Shared Research Facilities

623-242-4862