Administration Team


  • Anne Gallacher, MA

    Director of Research Administration

    Email: agallach@health.usf.edu
    Phone: 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.
  • Brian Cullum

    Manager, Fiscal and Business Administration

    Email: bcullum@health.usf.edu
    Phone: 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, BS

    Manager, Fiscal and Business Administration

    Email: mditizio@health.usf.edu
    Phone: 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.
  • Lisa Zickefoose

    Manager, Fiscal and Business Administration

    Email: lisaz@health.usf.edu
    Phone: 813-974-4356

    • 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.
  • Ellen Kent, MPH, CPH

    Student Research Grants Coordinator

    Email: ekent@health.usf.edu
    Phone: 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 and Coordinator for the USF Health Service Corps)
  • Pam Sundown

    Unit Research Administrator

    Email: psundown1@health.usf.edu
    Phone: 813-974-4609

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