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University of South Florida
College of Public Health
Office of Research
13201 Bruce B Downs Blvd.
MDC-56, Rm. 1150A
Tampa FL 33612

Phone: 813-974-1174
Fax: 813-974-0959
Email: COPHResearch@health.usf.edu
Anne Gallacher, MA
Director of Research Administration
agallach@health.usf.edu
Ph. 813-974-5780 

Oversee services provided by COPH Research Administration including proposal services, award negotiation, award transfers, post award financial management, and financial research compliance.

  • Responsible for a broad range of pre- and post-award activities that relate to research funding.
  • Interfaces with faculty and administrative staff to facilitate grant and contract planning, and program administration.
  • Assists principal investigators with proposal development including budget preparation, review of sub-recipient budgets, technical assistance related to financial research compliance, proposal submission.
  • Assists principal investigators in obtaining prior approvals such as change of PI, extensions, carryover, change in project scope, change in PI effort.
  • Assists new faculty in transfer of existing awards from other institutions to USF.
  • Serves as a College liaison with sponsoring agencies.
  • Serves as liaison with DSR related to issuance, negotiation and establishment of subrecipient agreements for awards that involve external collaborators.

 

Paul Mulrenin, BS
Manager, Fiscal and Business Administration
pmulren1@health.usf.edu
Ph. 813-974-3167  
  • Serves as principal assistant to the Research Director.
  • Responsible for a broad range of pre- and post-award activities that relate to research funding.
  • Assists principal investigators with proposal development including budget preparation, review of sub-recipient budgets, technical assistance related to financial research compliance, proposal submission.
  • Assists new faculty in transfer of existing awards from other institutions to USF.
  • Interfaces with faculty and administrative staff to facilitate grants and contracts planning, program administration.
  • Serves as liaison with DSR related to issuance, negotiation and establishment of subrecipient agreements for awards that involve external collaborators.
  • Monitors the processes for each subcontract in order to assure quality control and internal/external audit requirements.
Megan DiTizio, BA
Manager, Fiscal and Business Administration
mditizio@health.usf.edu

Ph. 813-974- 8833
  • Serves as principal assistant to the Research Director.
  • Responsible for a broad range of pre- and post-award activities that relate to research funding.
  • Assists principal investigators with proposal development including budget preparation, review of sub-recipient budgets, technical assistance related to financial research compliance, proposal submission.
  • Assists new faculty in transfer of existing awards from other institutions to USF.
  • Interfaces with faculty and administrative staff to facilitate grants and contracts planning, program administration.
  • Serves as liaison with DSR related to issuance, negotiation and establishment of subrecipient agreements for awards that involve external collaborators.
  • Monitors the processes for each subcontract in order to assure quality control and internal/external audit requirements.
Betty Persky
Coordinator, Effort Reporting
bpersky@health.usf.edu
Ph. 813-974-4609 
  • Monitors bi-weekly pay distributions
  • Monitors/tracks retroactive payroll expenditure transfers
  • Coordinates effort certification (PERT and FAR) on a semester basis
  • Develops/conducts training programs
  • Updates COPH research website pertaining to effort reporting.
Ellen Kent, MPH, CPH
Student Research Grants Coordinator
ekent@health.usf.edu
Ph. 813-974-6622  
As Student Research Grants Coordinator:
  • Provides COPH graduate students with information about internal and external funding opportunities.
  • Coordinates the COPH Student Research Scholarship and Student Honorary Award for Research and Practice.
  • Facilitates process for COPH students to be involved in special research symposia at USF.
  • Ensures that students receive recognition for their research accomplishments..

(Ellen Kent, MPH, CPH also serves as Coordinator for the Sunshine ERC http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/erc/index.htm and Coordinator for the USF Health Service Corps http://health.usf.edu/ahec/USFHealthServicesCorps/index.htm)

 

Financial Management Services

Our team of accountants provides a full range of accounting services including:

  • Preparation of Monthly Account Reconciliation Reports
  • Review and monitoring of financial transactions:
    • Purchase order requests
    • P-Card transactions
    • Travel Authorization Requests and Travel Expense Reports
    • Sub-recipient Invoices
    • Vendor Invoices
    • Interdepartmental charges
  • Assisting Principal Investigator and department staff with grant issues.
  • Troubleshooting project reconciliation, USF Travel and FAST system problems.
Alma Hurd, BSC
Fiscal and Business Specialist
ahurd@health.usf.edu
Ph. 813-974-7792 
  • Units Supported:
    • COPH Dean's Office
    • Department of Community and Family Health
    • Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    • Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center
William Donahue, Jr., BS
Fiscal and Business Specialist
wdonahue@health.usf.edu
813-396-9120
  • Units Supported:
    • Center for Leadership in Public Health Practice
    • Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
    • Department of Health Policy Management
    • PRC
Anne Marie Little, BS
Fiscal and Business Specialist
alittle@health.usf.edu
Ph. 813-974-8914
  • Units Supported:
    • Center for Biological Defense
    • Department of Global Health
Christopher Gillotte, BA
Fiscal and Business Specialist
cgillott@health.usf.edu
Ph. 813-974-0153 
  • Units Supported:
    • Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
    • Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    • Florida Health Information Center
    • Public Health Practice and Leadership

Heather Thomas, BA
Fiscal and Business Specialist
hthomas@health.usf.edu
Ph. 813-396-9196 
  • Units Supported:
    • Department of Health Policy and Management
    • Department of Community and Family Health
    • Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies
    • Florida Prevention Research Center