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Manager Project

Houston, TX
October 09, 2018

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Houston, Texas 77030



B.S., Psychology, with Spanish and Education, Louisiana State University

Completed UT Austin Course: Take Your Medicine: The Impact of Drug Development-certificate received

Completed Pre-Paralegal training course; certificate received, December 2017

Completed ADP First Time Manager Training Curriculum

Paralegal Certificate, Center for Advanced Legal Studies (CALS), Expected November 2018, Classes Completed: Introduction to Law and Ethics, Interviewing and Investigation, Corporate and Business Law, Legal Research and Writing, Civil Procedure, Computers and the Law (4.0 GPA)

Special Skills

Editing and Proofreading Contract Negotiation Microsoft Office

Project Management Excellent Communication Skills Compliance Auditing

Employment Experience


Office of Research Administration

Manager, Sponsored Projects 2015-Present

oManages pre-award and post-award administrative processes for departments relating to research grants and contracts

oManages large, multi-institutional project grants

oReviews, edits, and submits grant applications and proposals to federal, state, and non-profit agencies

oProcesses check requests for projects

oServes as authorized organizational representative on grant and proposal submissions for institution

oEnsures 100% compliance with applicable regulations and policies

oAssists investigators in locating grant and other funding opportunities and distributes to investigators

oMaintains knowledge of current regulations and sponsors’ policies related to administrative and budgetary aspects of grant applications and awards

oAdvises investigators on development of budgets and proposals

oTracks status of post-submission review process and communicates with sponsors as needed

oReviews grant award documents prior to execution and prepares and negotiates subawards and subcontracts

oAssists investigators with managing My NCBI, eRA Commons, and other electronic research administration accounts

oManages and updates investigators’ publications in My NCBI and produces publication reports

oCommunicates key award terms, including performance, financial, and reporting obligations, and ensures associated deadlines are met by department managers and investigators

oPrepares and submits post-award financial reports, progress reports, and other grant reports, including handling and processing of project close-outs

oMonitors sub-recipient compliance with contract terms

oAdvises principal investigators on a monthly basis of financial status of research projects, assists with

identifying potential issues, and recommends solutions

oDevelops and implements policies and standard operating procedures for ORA and OSP

oManages time and effort reporting process for institution

oWorks with Vice President and Controller to develop and implement Standard Operating Procedures for

research project cost allocation and reporting

oRecommends software solutions to streamline research administrative processes

oOversees Conflict of Interest forms process for institution

oUpdates and maintains ORA projects Access database and provides internal reports to executive leadership, as needed

oServes as project manager on various Regenerative Medicine Research department projects

oAssists in onboarding process and training of new employees


Division of Research, Office of Contracts and Grants

Research Administrator I and II 2010-2015

oManaged contracts negotiation process and tracking system

oReviewed, edited, and managed grant proposals and budgets to external funding sources, from submission to award with 100% accuracy

oServed as project manager on numerous research projects for executive management

oLead research teams and provided work direction to research administrators and college research administrators

oMaintained and processed export controls documentation

oManaged website, edited website content and served as listserv manager for UH listservs

oDrafted and implemented policies and procedures for Division of Research

oProvided guidance and grants expertise to faculty, department administrators, and university executive management on grants and contracts issues, including budgets and compliance

oIdentified and cultivated large multi-center grant funding opportunities for UH research and grant funding agencies

oEnsured 100% compliance with sponsor and institutional requirements and verified that all requirements regarding animals, conflict of interest, human subjects, and other governmental certifications were properly addressed

oDeveloped and implemented internal operating processes, policies, procedures, and systems which improved

Division of Research operations

oMaintained web-based proposal submission and research using ERA (electronic research administration)


oReviewed and interpreted federal and non-federal sponsors’ financial and administrative rules and regulations

applicable to funded projects

oConducted InfoEd and other trainings and webinars for faculty and staff

oServed as authorized signatory for the university in all matters relating to Pre-Award

oMaintained a research funding opportunities infrastructure and newsletter for the weekly distribution of

information on grant programs, university policy changes, and upcoming grant program deadlines

oStreamlined selection process of limited submission proposals by working with College Deans, Department

Heads, and the Vice President for Research

oUtilized PeopleSoft and RD2K for data retrieval projects


Office of Sponsored Programs

Research Contracts Analyst 2008-2009

oServed as primary contact for leading clinical trials contract negotiations

oDrafted, reviewed and negotiated incoming and outgoing federal and private industry contracts and

subcontracts with 100% accuracy

oEnsured that all contracts and subawards were in conformity with institutional and UT System

guidelines and laws of the State of Texas

oMaintained timely information regarding new contract language and laws and regulations

oProvided support to principal investigators and staff on contracts and budget development and issue resolution

oCoordinated submission, review, tracking, and approval of contracts and subcontracts

oProcessed amendments and confidentiality agreements and resolved issues related to execution of contract changes

oEnsured the timely acceptance of awards and verified that institutional approvals were in place

oDeveloped training materials and provided training on budgets and contract negotiation

oUtilized InfoEd and PeopleSoft Grants for data retrieval


Institutional Compliance Program

Compliance Auditor 2005-2008

oManaged UTMB Fraud, Privacy and Abuse Institutional Compliance Hotline

oDeveloped and implemented quality control program for UTMB Fraud, Privacy, and Abuse Institutional

Compliance Hotline decreasing the time for processing calls and requests by 75%

oGenerated, analyzed, and prepared data, metrics, and related documentation including quarterly and annual

reports for UTMB and UT System

oProvided opinions and disseminated compliance and regulatory information to executive management and

staff, recommended improvements, and formulated solutions

oDeveloped audit programs and workpapers to perform compliance, internal control, monitoring, internal

education, and investigative reviews

oConducted audits, reviews, and monitored UTMB Compliance using evidence gained from research and investigation findings and produced corrective action plans

oAudited systems, operations and processes and analyzed investigative evidence to evaluate and report on the

adequacy and effectiveness of compliance controls

oDrafted policies, procedures, and documentation and coordinated review and revision of current

institutional policies and compliance documentation

oUtilized PeopleSoft for data retrieval and reporting


Grant Professionals Association (GPA), Emerging Leaders, Houston Food Bank Volunteer, Houston Young Professionals, LSU Alumni Association, National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP), National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), Kappa Alpha Theta, Texas Heart Institute Volunteer


Cherry KE, Martin RC, Simmons-D’Gerolamo SS, Pinkston JB, Griffing A, and Gouvier D. “Prospective Remembering in Younger and Older Adults: Role of the Prospective Cue” Memory, 9 (3) 177-193, May 2001.

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