Welcome to the UTHSC Office of Research Administration (ORA) Staff Page!
Research Grants and Contracts:
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research - Deborah L. Smith, Ed.D. - (901) 448-4823 - email@example.com - Please contact Debbie if you have questions about UT research policy, agency policy, collaborating on an SBIR/STTR, negotiating an MTA, or if other ORA staff are not available (see below) for assistance with any issues.
Associate Director - Trenton Pitts, JD - (901) 448-3303, (901) 448-3943 (fax) - firstname.lastname@example.org Please contact Trent to negotiate a confidentiality agreement, clinical trial agreement, research agreement, subaward, subcontract, or state contract. Trent is also the administrator for the Research Contracts unit and clinicaltrials.gov website. Trent can provide assistance with the clinical trial budgets and the clinical trial billing grid.
Manager - Ginny Geer - (901) 448-1668 - email@example.com - Please contact Ginny for assistance with grant budgets, locating forms, electronic submission, establishing e-Commons accounts, transferring grants, or preparing grants or subcontracts under UTHSC grants. Ginny can also provide assistance with contract budgets and subcontract proposals under federal grants.
Coordinator II - Jackie Easley - (901) 448-4188 - firstname.lastname@example.org - Please contact Jackie for assistance with grant budgets, locating forms, electronic submission, establishing e-Commons accounts, or preparing grants or subcontract proposals under UTHSC grants. Jackie can also provide assistance with contract budgets and subcontract proposals under federal grants.
Grants and Contracts Specialist - Ruthie Ruston - (901) 448-3126 - email@example.com - Please call Ruthie to follow-up on a confidentiality agreements or clinical trial agreements that are awaiting signature or for forms needed to process clinical trial agreements. Ruthie is responsible for processing clinical trial agreements and for data entry in the contract databases. Ruthie can also respond to questions on documents during processing.
Grants and Contracts Specialist - Monica Orange - (901) 448-5587 - firstname.lastname@example.org - Please contact Monica to follow up on a non-clinical contract or MTA awaiting signature or for invention disclosure forms, other grant forms, and information about completing routing forms, or other questions on documents during processing.
Deborah L. Smith, Ed.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-4823
Fax: (901) 448-7600