Offices and Staff

Kevin H. Gardner, Ph.D. - Bio

Executive Vice President for Research & Innovation

502-852-8373

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

David P. Calzi, CPA - Bio

Director of Industry Partnerships

502-852-xxxx

William H. Fortune, MA - Bio

University of Louisville Program Director, NSIN

502-852-9336

M. Cynthia Logsdon, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN - Bio

Director of Research Academic Programs

502-852-3791

Jessica Sharon, MS, MBA - Bio

Director of Innovation Programs

502-852-4143

David D. King, JD - Bio

Sr Associate University Counsel

502-852-6143

Jonathan R. Grady

Technology Specialist

502-852-2896

Kim Preher

Innovation Program Coordinator, Sr.

502-852-1847

L. Kathy Ward

Administrative Assistant to the EVPRI

502-852-8373

SUPPORT OFFICES

The Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) is a central research unit operated under the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs (EVPHA). The unit provides services to investigators, sponsors and research staff conducting clinical research trials involving healthy subjects or patients. The office may be reached at .

(Vacant)

Email

Program Director

502-852-2605

Chris Cunningham, Ph.D.

CTU Operations Manager

502-852-2906

Julie Hornung, MS

Regulatory Coordinator

502-852-2602

Karen James

Study Start-up Specialist

502-852-2902

Kim Jarboe

Regulatory Coordinator

502-852-6105

Rachel Sheppard, MBA, CCRA, CCRC

Regulatory Director

502-852-1006

Allyson Turner, MA

Interim Dir of Finance

502-852-3808

Melissa VanArsdale

Financial Coordinator

502-852--2158

Eron Weaver

Financial Coordinator

502-852-1422

Lara Weddle

Financial Coordinator

502-852-0963

Pat Wolf, CCRP

Regulatory Coordinator

502-852-2600

UofL Innovation and Commercialization 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 and accelerates the growth of startup enterprises. The office may be reached at .

Executive Director

502-852-2965

Holly Symonds Clark, PhD

Deputy Director

502-852-3853

Megan Aanstoos, PhD

Commercialization Manager, Kentucky Commercialization Ventures

502-852-2597

D. Jody Carroll

Financial Coordinator

502-852-7084

Jessica Knowles, JD

Patents & Compliance Coordinator

502-852-4155

Sara E. Price, JD

Commercialization Manager, Contracts

502-852-4105

Rob Smith, PhD

Commercialization Manager, Life Sciences

502-852-3027

Vanessa Streble

Administrative Associate

502-852-3851

T. Gregory Tucker, PhD

Commercialization Manager, Engineering & Physical Sciences

502-852-7076

Jericho Wilkerson

Commercialization Manager, Engineering & Physical Sciences

502-852-6257

The Translational Grants team manages UofL's innovation programs, which provide infrastructure, advice, resources, networking opportunities, training and funding. 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

Sarah A. Andres, PhD

ExCITE / KYNETIC Scientific Coordinator

502-852-2354

Kim Preher

Innovation Program Coordinator, Sr.

502-852-1847

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 .

IRB Analyst Team

Jackie Powell, CIP

Sr. 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-Full Board

502-852-4535

Cathy Carter, BA, CCRP, CIP

Sr. IRB Analyst, Biomedical-Expedited

502-852-4098

Michelle Bottorff, BS, CCRC

IRB Analyst, Biomedical-Full Board

502-852-5987

Sarah Merrill, BSE, MPH

IRB/HIPAA Analyst Case Report/NHSR

502-852-5541

Research Compliance Team

Lisa D. Schaffer

Assistant Director, Compliance Monitoring

502-852-3641

Mechelle Kaufman, BSN, RN

Compliance Auditor

502-852-5992

HSPPO Administrative Team

Christy LaDuke, MA, CCRP, CIP

Director

502-852-2541

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

IRB Administrative Associate

502-852-4097

Kristyn Singleton, MPA, CIP

iRIS Module Analyst

502-852-4094

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 .

Allison G. Ratterman, Ph.D.

Director

502-852-2453

(Vacant)

Email

Research Integrity 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

Karen S. Schultz

Research Administration Systems Analyst

502-852-3611

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 . To learn more and find the right OSPA representative for your needs, please see the OSPA assignment matrix.

OSPA Leadership

Kevyn E. Merten, PhD

Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation

502-852-1637

Judy Bristow

Senior Director, Sponsored Programs Administration

502-852-8934

Glen Jones, MBA

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

Judy Bristow

Senior Director, Sponsored Programs Administration

502-852-8934

Kenneth "Trey" Bauer, MPA, MS

Associate Director

502-852-2593

Andrew French

Lead - Award Administration

502-852-5956

Erin Stumler

Lead - Proposal Administration

502-852-3540

Roberta Brock, MBA

Proposal and Award Administration Specialist

502-852-4350

Tracy Kern

Proposal and Award Administration Specialist

502-852-2496

Lynn Marie

Proposal and Award Administration Specialist

502-852-5494

Sandrine Mutabazi

Proposal and Award Administration Specialist

502-852-8362

Rene Sommer

Proposal and Award Administration Specialist

502-852-3744

David White, MA

Proposal and Award Administration Specialist

502-852-8369

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

Assistant Director, Compliance and Operational Support Core

502-852-7308

Donnia Schlaff

Compliance Specialist - Subaward Administrator

502-852-3197

Karen Orr

Compliance Specialist - Reporting Coordinator

502-852-8804

OSPA Systems and Operational Support

Erin K. Wilk, BA

Lead - Systems and Operational Support

502-852-2470

Aiyana R. Lyninger

Technology Specialist, Sr.

502-852-8366

Vladana Kafka-Jusufbegovic, MLS

Grants and Contracts Assistant, Sr.

502-852-7564

Stacy Black

Grants and Contracts Assistant

502-852-1797

Deena G. Staples

Grants and Contracts Assistant

502-852-2780

Wanda Taylor, PhD

Grants and Contracts Assistant

502-852-2475

Alex Vernon

Grants and Contracts Assistant

502-852-5137

OSPA Research Accounting Services (Financial Administration)

Glen Jones, MBA

Director, Research Accounting Services Financial Administration

502-852-2592

Crystal Elliott

Grants Management Accountant, Sr.

502-852-8367

Dana Moorer

Grants Management Accountant, Sr.

502-852-5433

Christopher Spohn, MACC

Grants Management Accountant, Sr.

502-852-1129

Barbara Adams

Grants Management Accountant

502-852-5562

Jana Kohorst

Grants Management Accountant

502-852-5342

Gail Wilmes

Grants Management Accountant

502-852-8246

Vacant

Email

Grants Management Accountant

502-852-6983

Marsha Akuna

Billing Coordinator

502-852-8241

Xia Yu

Billing System & Cash Management Accountant

502-852-2980

(Vacant)

Email

Program Assistant, Sr.

502-852-xxxx

OSPA Administrative Support

Joanne O. Spoonmore

Lead - Administrative Support

502-852-1091

Rhonda Taylor

Administrative Assistant

502-852-3788

The Office of Research Development and Strategic Initiatives 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

Leigh Botner, BBA

Director of Research Development & Support

502-852-9329

Cary E. Chernov, BBA

Research Grants Coordinator, Sr.

502-852-xxxx

Janet L. Johnson, BS

Institutional Research Analyst II

502-852-8358

(Vacant)

Email

Communications & Web Specialist

502-852-4951

Baylee N. Pulliam, MBA, MA

Director, Research Marketing & Communications

859-619-4087