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The UTHealth Sponsored Project Administration Contracts and Grants teams (Pre-Award) are made up of diverse professionals dedicated to providing customer-focused expertise and professional guidance to research staff and faculty, while efficiently and effectively advancing sponsored research, instruction, and public service programs within the UTHealth research community. 

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Pre-Award Directors
Karen Niemeier Director, Contracts 713-500-3144
Krystal Toups Director, Grants 713-500-3091
Christopher Denman Assistant Director, Contracts 713-500-3166

Sponsored Projects Specialists
Adam Kapasi 713-500-3194 Jon Meyers 713-500-3063
Adriana Smith 713-500-3022 Myrna Breeding 713-500-3486
Andrew Ye 713-500-3375 Naina Prasla 713-500-3057
Daniel DeLeon 713-500-3352 Silvia Garza 713-500-3373
Jo Ann Golden 713-500-3023 Tiffany Sagers 713-500-3492
John Nelson 713-500-3043 Valerie Bomben 713-500-3174

Sponsored Projects Assistants
Cheryl Jackson 713-500-3051 Nicholas Bisase 713-500-3999

DepartmentContracts SpecialistGrants Specialist
A&F - Biotechnology Adriana
Myrna
A&F - CCTS Daniel Jon M.
A&F - CeTIR John N.
Tiffany
A&F - Office of Research Adriana
Myrna
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Adam Naina
MS - Advanced Heart Failure Christopher
Naina
MS - Anesthesiology Andrew Silvia
MS - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Christopher Jon M.
MS - Biomedical Engineering Adam Myrna
MS - Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery Christopher Jon M.
MS - Dermatology Christopher Naina
MS - Developmental Pediatrics (CLI) Adam Tiffany
MS - Emergency Medicine Andrew Tiffany
MS - EP Heart Adriana Naina
MS - Family Practice Christopher Silvia
MS - Gulf States Hemophilia Center Adam Jon M.
MS - Health, Humanities & Human Spirit Program Christopher Jon M.
MS - IM - Allergy & Clinical Immunology Daniel Naina
MS - IM - Cardiology Adriana
Naina
MS - IM - Chair's Office John N. Myrna
MS - IM - Endocrinology Andrew Naina
MS - IM - Gastroenterology Adam Valerie
MS - IM - General Division Daniel Valerie 
MS - IM - Geriatric Medicine Andrew Jon M.
MS - IM - Hematology Andrew Valerie
MS - IM - Infectious Diseases Adriana Jo Ann
MS - IM - Medical Genetics Andrew Jo Ann
MS - IM - Oncology Christopher Jo Ann
MS - IM - Pulmonary/Critical Care Andrew
Myrna
MS - IM - Renal Disease Andrew Silvia
MS - IM - Rheumatology Andrew Jo Ann
MS - IMM - Cardiovascular Genetic Research Adriana
Silvia
MS - IMM - General Adriana
Silvia
MS - IMM - Human Genetics Adriana
Tiffany
MS - IMM - Immunology Autoimmune Diseases Adriana
Silvia
MS - IMM - Metabolic Degenerative Diseases Adriana
Tiffany
MS - IMM - Molecular Imaging Adriana
Tiffany
MS - IMM - NanoMedicine & Biomedical Engineering Adriana
Tiffany
MS - IMM - Proteomics Systems Biology Adriana
Tiffany
MS - IMM - Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine Adriana
Tiffany
MS - IMM - Texas Therapeutic Institute Adriana
Silvia
MS - Integrative Biology & Pharmacology Christopher
Myrna
MS - Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Daniel Myrna
MS - Neurobiology & Anatomy Daniel
Jo Ann
MS - Neurology Daniel Naina
MS - Neurosurgery Daniel Jon M.
MS - OB/GYN John N. Valerie 
MS - Ophthalmology Andrew Valerie
MS - Orthopedic Surgery Adam Jon M.
MS - Otorhinolaryngology Adriana
Valerie
MS - Pathology Adam Silvia
MS - Pediatric Surgery Adam Jo Ann
MS - Pediatrics John N. Silvia
MS - Physical Medicine Rehab Christopher Valerie
MS - Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Daniel
Naina
MS - Radiology Adriana Jo Ann
MS - Surgery John N.
Tiffany
School of Biomedical Informatics Adam Silvia
School of Dentistry Adriana
Valerie
School of Nursing Christopher Jon M.
SPH - Austin Regional Campus Christopher Myrna
SPH - Biostatistics Andrew Tiffany
SPH - Brownsville Regional Campus/RAHC Adriana Valerie
SPH - Center for Biosecurity & Public Health Daniel Myrna
SPH - Center for Health Promotion & Prevention Daniel Silvia
SPH - Center for Infectious Diseases Christopher Jo Ann
SPH - Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials Christopher Naina
SPH - Dallas Regional Campus Christopher Jo Ann
SPH - El Paso Regional Campus Christopher
Tiffany
SPH - Environmental & Occupational Health Christopher
Jon M.
SPH - Epidemiology John N. Valerie
SPH - Health Promotion & Behavioral Science Daniel D. Naina
SPH - Human Genetics Center John N. Valerie
SPH - Management, Policy & Community Health Daniel Jo Ann
SPH - Michael & Susan Dell Center for Advancement of Health Living Christopher Myrna
SPH - Office of the Dean John N. Jo Ann
SPH - San Antonio Regional Campus Christopher Myrna
SPH - SW Center Occupational & Environmental Health Christopher Jon M.