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Who Signs Research Grants and Contracts?

Officially authorized to sign grants

Deborah L. Smith, EdD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Office of Research Administration
UT Health Science Center
910 Madison, Suite 823
Memphis, TN 38163
(901) 448-5587
FAX: (901) 448-7600
Email: dsmith@uthsc.edu

Jeanne Hermann-Petrin, PhD
Director, Electronic Research Administration
910 Madison, Suite 823
Memphis, TN 38163-0001
Phone: (901) 448-5587
Fax: (901) 448-7600
Email: jhermann@uthsc.edu

Steven R. Goodman, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Research
UT Health Science Center
910 Madison, Suite 823
Memphis, TN 38163
(901) 448-4823
Email: sgoodma5@uthsc.edu

Steven L. Youngentob, PhD
Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
UT Health Science Center
910 Madison, Suite 823
Memphis, TN 38163
(901) 448-4823
Email: syoungen@uthsc.edu

Anthony A. Ferrara
Vice Chancellor for Finance & Operations
UT Health Science Center
62 S. Dunlap, Suite 300
Memphis, TN 38163
(901) 448-5523
Email: spa@uthsc.edu

Note: For RPPR NIH submission, choose Brenda Murrell for the "AO" and Debbie Smith as the "SO", then route it to Ginny Geer or Jackie Easley.

Fiscal officer (for those documents which require signature of fiscal officer)

Anthony A. Ferrara
Vice Chancellor for Finance & Operations
UT Health Science Center
62 S. Dunlap, Suite 300
Memphis, TN 38163
(901) 448-5523
Email: spa@uthsc.edu

Most UT Health Science Center research contracts are now designated for local signature. Authorized signatories are the Vice Chancellor for Research, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations, Chief of Staff, and the Chancellor. Most contracts will be signed by the Vice Chancellor for Research, Steven R. Goodman, PhD.

Contracts with foreign entities and procurement subawards over $50,000 require review and signature by officials in Knoxville.

Please note that faculty, staff, department heads and deans are NOT authorized to sign research agreements on behalf of UT. All research contracts (including confidentiality agreements and material transfer agreements) must be routed through Evisions/Cayuse 424/SP for official signature. Please leave the signature block blank, and it will be completed at the time of signature.

Last Published: Oct 28, 2016