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2015 LeadMe Program Cohort & Mentee Projects

Erika Blossom, Research Grants and Compliance Officer, CSU Fullerton
Project Title: Electronic IRB Application and Review Project
Mentor: Allison Weber, Interim AVP Research Administration, LA BioMed

Irina Cozianu, Sr. Grant Accountant, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Project Title: Journey to the Heart...
Mentor: Theresa Caban, Sr. Grant & Contract Officer, Kaiser Permanente

Marianne Green, Grant Analyst II, Compliance Officer, CSU San Luis Obispo
Project Title: Revising Subaward Policy and Procedures to Comply with Uniform Guidance
Mentor: Sean Williams, Director of Research and Sponsored Projects, CSU East Bay

Angie Karchmer, Principal Contract and Grant Officer, UC Irvine
Project Title: School-Central Unit Effort to Educate on Clinical Trial Processes
Mentor: Rashonda Harris, Administrative Director, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Aimee Knudson, Grants Manager, Cal Tech
Project Title: Time Management and Investment
Mentor: Cece Manoocheri, Sponsored Research and IRB Administrator, Pitzer College

Paul Lekutai, Contract & Grant Officer, UC Irvine
Project Title: Research Administration Taskforce: Improving Relations and Procedures
Mentor: Derick Jones, Program Manager, LA BioMed

Elaine Moya, Financial Analyst, Loma Linda University
Project Title: Internal Audit and Risk Aversion
Mentor: Stacy Miller, Sr. Grant & Contract Officer, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Nannette Pettis, Contract & Grant Administrator, Kaiser Permanente
Project Title: Implementing a Grant Projection Tool for Principal Investigators
Mentor: Nancy Lewis, Director of Sponsored Projects, UC Irvine

Sandra Purves, Grant & Contract Officer, LA BioMed
Project Title: Managing Your Electronic World in Research Administration
Mentor: Heather Kubinec, Sr. Grant & Contract Officer, UC Irvine

Diane Ross Nelson, Grant Development Specialist, Charles Drew University
Project Title: Creating a Community-Based Education and Training Program for Grants and Contracts Management
Mentor: Rosemary Madnick, Executive Director, Office of Grants & Contracts Administration, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Michael Sanderson, Assistant Director for Research Compliance, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Project Title: Developing an Export Control Awareness Program at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution
Mentor: Matthew Kirk, Assistant Manager for Grant & Contract Services, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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