Office of Sponsored Programs & Research Compliance

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Panda Powell

Panda Powell, MBA, CRA

Director
173 Hoggard Hall
powellp@uncw.edu
(910) 962-3167

Signature authority for sponsored programs; stay abreast of new regulations;  promote compliance; establish and implement guidelines, policies and procedures for management of research funding; educate impacted individuals; initiate sponsored program innovations to enhance research initiatives; oversee contract and grant negotiations, grant review, material transfer, data use, and confidentiality agreement review and negotiation;  work with institution leadership to obtain support for administrative actions that impact sponsored projects; interact with deans and center directors to assess research transactional needs and implement appropriate program enhancements; develop business processes and rules to coordinate sponsored project related activities with UNCW operations; analyze reports of research funding; mediate concerns related to sponsored programs; liaison between funding agencies and UNCW;  represent the interests of faculty, staff and the VPR in defining, developing, and implementing institutional business operations; collaborate with individuals and leadership to address client service, strategic planning, work process review and enhancement and education needs, human resources, budget and finance, and infrastructure for SPARC and UNCW; Ensure maintenance of data, prepare institutional reports and provide research-related metrics as requested; summer salary and course buy-out issues; budget modifications


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Lee Prete

Research Compliance Manager
176 Hoggard Hall
pretel@uncw.edu
(910) 962-7774

Facilitates research and creative endeavors by administering programs that provide ethical and regulatory oversight of research involving human participants, animals, responsible conduct of research, and export control regulations. In addition, the RCO is responsible for the coordination of compliance measures on campus in accordance with the federal guidelines and serves as a resource for the university community's concerns regarding compliance requirements.


M.J. WEST

M.J. West

Proposal Development Manager
177 Hoggard Hall
westmj@uncw.edu
(910) 962-3809

Outreach to Schools and departments about help available in SPARC for proposal development and management; provide education on grantsmanship at UNCW; consultation to refine project ideas into fundable topics; professional development opportunities related to grantsmanship and external funding; strategies and resources for developing competitive proposals.


Adams, Ashley

Ashley Adams

Grant Specialist
174 Hoggard Hall 
adamsab@uncw.edu
(910) 962-7361

Award setup; Institute for Interdisciplinary Identity Sciences budget monitoring and administrative services; support services for Research Administration Management System and eSubmission (RAMSeS); office contact for Banner Finance grants module; office contact for ImageNow; fiscal support and monitoring; liaising with the UNCW administrative community; process of hiring grant-funded undergraduate and graduate students; reconcile grant-funded salaries.


Research Compliance Specialist Kassandra Brown

Kassandra Brown

Research Compliance Specialist
178 Hoggard Hall
brownka@uncw.edu
910-962-3056

Coordinates the daily activities of certain compliance programs handled by the research compliance unit. Organizes and conducts training for the Responsible Conduct of Research training program, tracks conflict of interest reporting, and contacts the campus community when they travel outside the United States to notify them of export control implications.


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Cate Cunningham

Proposal Development Associate
180 Hoggard Hall
cunningham@uncw.edu
910-962-3810

Identifying potential funding sources for grants; developing proposals and budgets; RAMSeS proposal development; locating program/solicitation announcements; interpreting RFA/RFP guidelines; proposal budget development; submitting proposals via regular mail and electronically; strategies and resources for developing competitive proposals.


Amy Evans

Amy Evans

Research Compliance Specialist 
178 Hoggard Hall
evansa@uncw.edu
(910) 962-3194

Duties include conducting initial reviews on all human subject research application submissions, corresponding with researchers for clarifications on research application, verifying that required training is in place, responding to questions regarding submission procedures and regulatory requirements, providing guidance and suggestions on consent forms and recruitment materials to meet ethical standards, organizing full board meetings, preparing meeting materials, recording meeting minutes, and creating reports.


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John Finn, CRA

Financial Compliance Officer
175 Hoggard Hall
finnj@uncw.edu
(910) 962-7562

Responsible for Subagreements; OMB Circular and FAR compliance; effort reporting administration; cost share funds oversight; grant and contract closeouts; award management; financial forecasting and projections; supplemental salary and course buy-out issues;  budget modifications; budget development for proposals; annual HERD Survey, ad hoc report writing; liaising with UNCW administrative community, and/or other functional areas of SPARC:  sponsor approvals; account setup, process of hiring grant-funded undergraduate and graduate students. Member HR Liaison Committee.


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Patricia Fox

Grant Officer
2059 B McNeill Hall
foxp@uncw.edu
(910) 962-2131

Ongoing grant activities and management; financial projections; summer salary and course buy-out issues; budget modifications; budget development for proposals; fiscal support and monitoring, liaising with UNCW administrative community and/or other functional areas of ORS; sponsor approvals; account setup, process of hiring grant-funded undergraduate and graduate students.


Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones 

Proposal Development Associate
179 Hoggard Hall
jonesne@uncw.edu
910-962-3806

Identifying potential funding sources for grants; developing proposals and budgets; RAMSeS proposal development; locating program/solicitation announcements; interpreting RFA/RFP guidelines; proposal budget development; submitting proposals via regular mail and electronically; strategies and resources for developing competitive proposals.


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Marc Maus

Grant Officer
240 T Cameron Hall
mausm@uncw.edu
(910) 962-3649

Provide support to college/school and faculty for sponsored programs. Manage budgets for all grants received by units which he is assigned. Prepares all new award, NCX and supplemental paperwork. Delegates approval on check requests, travel actions, budgets, HR actions, equipment approvals, PO's, Ushop, tuition remission actions and other related actions. Create and authorize salary reallocations as needed. Create and update salary rec spreadsheets. Make decisions as to allowability, need for extensions, budget modifications, A/R follow-up and general grants management activities. Provides reports to PI's and Sponsors as needed. Liaison between Sponsor and PI. Provide guidance in budget development during proposal phase. 


McKoy, Kimberly

Kimberly McKoy

Grant Officer
2028 Friday Hall
mckoyk@uncw.edu
(910) 962-7853

Ongoing grant activities and management; financial projections; summer salary and course buy-out issues; budget modifications; budget development for proposals; fiscal support and monitoring, liaising with UNCW administrative community and/or other functional areas of ORS; sponsor approvals; account setup, process of hiring grant-funded undergraduate and graduate students.