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2014 LeadMe Program Cohort & Mentee Projects

Natalie Baronian, Project Coordinator, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
Project Title: Improving the Sponsored Research Budget Development Workbook
Mentor: Matthew Kirk, Assistant Manager, Grant & Contract Services, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Kimberly Jackson, Grant Accountant, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Project Title: Developing a Procedure for Project Closeouts
Mentor: Derick Jones, Program Manager, LA Biomedical Research Institute


Myrna A. Lindo, MBA, CRA, Grants and Contracts Officer / Subcontract Lead, Cal State University, Fullerton
Project Title: Updating the Subcontract Issuance Process at CSU Fullerton
Mentor: Allison Weber, Director, Government and Non-Profit Contracts, LA Biomedical Research Institute


Yvette Villacana, Finance Manager, Research Resource Program, University of California, San Francisco
Project Title: How To Successfully Manage a Core Utilizing the LeadMe Leadership Principles
Mentor: Heather Kubinec, Principal Contract and Grant Officer, University of California, Irvine


Leighsa Washington, Contract & Gant Officer, University of California, Irvine

Project Title: Pre Award Preparation and Training for Timely Submission: The New SOM Dean’s Office Approach
Mentor: Rosemary Madnick, Executive Director, Office of Grants and Contracts Administration, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Kasey Zanolli, MHA, Administrative Grants Officer, Roseman University of Health Sciences
Project Title: Building a Sponsored Projects Office at a Young Institution
Mentor: Mitali Ravindrakumar, Grant Manager, RAND Corporation

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