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Research Leadership

 
VICE CHANCELLOR FOR RESEARCH

 

 

Vice Chancellor for Research
     
 
SR. ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLORS

 

 

Steven L. Youngentob, PhD
Sr. Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Sam Dagogo-Jack, MD
Sr. Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Clinical
 
   
 
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

 

 

Phil Cestaro
Associate Vice Chancellor
 
     
 
CLINICAL RESEARCH and CLINICAL TRIALS

 

 

Clinical Trials Governance Board
Karen Johnson, MD
Chair
Clinical Trials Unit
Csaba Kovesdy, MD
Medical Director
 
Clinical Trials Unit
Risa Ramsey, PhD
Executive Director
 
Clinical Research Center
Sam Dagogo-Jack, MD
Medical Director
 
Clinical Research Center
Mary Peterson, RN
Director/Manager
 
COMPLIANCE

 

 

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
Jeff Steketee, PhD
Chair
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
Jennifer Stabenow, MS
Vice Chair
 
Radiation Safety Committee (RSC)
Ramesh Ray, PhD
Chair
rray3@uthsc.edu
Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
Jennifer Stabenow, MS(R)
Chair
 

 
 
 
 
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Cameron Barclay
Director

 
CORES
 
 
Institutional Research Cores
Tiffany Seagroves, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor
 
Medicinal Chemistry Core
Jiawang Liu, PhD
Director
 
Proteomics & Metabolomics
David Kakhniashvili, PhD
Director
Advanced Imaging Core
Rachel Escue Helms, PhD
Microscopy Manager
 
Molecular Bioinformatics
Daniel Johnson, PhD
Director
 
Regional Biocontainment Lab
Colleen Jonsson, PhD
Director
 
Flow Cytometry & Cell Sorting
Tony Marion, PhD
Director
 
Molecular Resource Center
Tiffany Seagroves, PhD
Executive Director
 
Research Histology Core
Lab Animal Care Unit 
David Hamilton, DVM, DACLAM
Director
dhamilt7@uthsc.ed
 
Molecular Resource Center
William Taylor, PhD
Director
 
 
 
 
DEVELOPMENT
 
 
Lisa Youngentob
Director
 
Jamie Whatenby, MPA
Director
 
 
 
ELECTRONIC RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION

 

 

Jeanne Hermann, PhD
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Lawson Culver
Director
 
 
 
 
ENTREPRENEURSHIP

 

 

Steve Bares
Associate Vice Chancellor, Entrepreneurship
 
 
 
 
 
FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION
 
 
Jacqueline Toney
Director
 
 
 
 
 
GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS

 

 

Gabor Tigyi, MD, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor
 
Weikuan Gu, PhD
Assistant Vice Chancellor
 
 
 
INSTITUTES & CONSORTIA

 

 

Tennessee Institute of Regenerative Medicine (TennIRM)
Gabor Tigyi, MD, PhD
Executive Director
 
Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI) 
Margaret Lynn, LMSW, RDN, CCRP, CIP
Director of Clinical Research Development
 
Tennessee Population Health Consortium 
Jim Bailey, PhD
Executive Director
 
Neuroscience Institute
Anton Reiner, PhD
Co-Director
Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI)
Karen Johnson, MD
Co-Director
 
Institute for the Study of Host Pathogen Systems (ISHPS)
Director
Colleen Jonsson, PhD
Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI) 
Michelle Martin, PhD
Co-Director
 
Neuroscience Institute
Matthew Ennis, PhD
Director
 
MARKETING and COMMUNICATIONS
 
 
 
Lee Feguson
Director
 
 
 
 
 
SAFETY AFFAIRS
 
 
Tim Barton
Director
 
 
 
 
 
SCIENTIFIC WRITING
Kyle Johnson, PhD
Director
 
 
 
 
 
SPONSORED PROGRAMS
Sarah White, MA, EdM
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Office of Sponsored Programs
swhite82@uthsc.edu
 
Brenda Murrell, MBA, CICA
Director, Proposal and Award Management
Diana Ehrlich, JD
Assistant Director of Operations
Cassie Watson, JD
Assistant Director of Research Contracts
cwatson@uthsc.edu

 
 

 

 

 

 

Last Published: Nov 23, 2021