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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. 

Sponsored Projects Organizational Chart

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
Kathy Bradley Assistant Director, Contracts 713-500-3073

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 Preaward 713-500-3999

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 Preaward
MS - Advanced Heart Failure Christopher
Preaward
MS - Anesthesiology Andrew Silvia
MS - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Adam Jon M.
MS - Biomedical Engineering Adam Myrna
MS - Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery Kathy
Jon M.
MS - Dermatology Kathy
Preaward
MS - Developmental Pediatrics (CLI) Adam Tiffany
MS - Emergency Medicine Andrew Tiffany
MS - EP Heart Daniel
Preaward
MS - Family Practice Kathy
Silvia
MS - Gulf States Hemophilia Center Adam Jon M.
MS - Health, Humanities & Human Spirit Program Kathy
Jon M.
MS - IM - Allergy & Clinical Immunology Daniel Preaward
MS - IM - Cardiology Adriana
Preaward
MS - IM - Chair's Office John N. Myrna
MS - IM - Endocrinology Andrew Preaward
MS - IM - Gastroenterology Adam Preaward
MS - IM - General Division Daniel Preaward
MS - IM - Geriatric Medicine Andrew Jon M.
MS - IM - Hematology Andrew Preaward
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 John N. 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 Preaward
MS - Neurosurgery Daniel Jon M.
MS - OB/GYN John N. Preaward
MS - Ophthalmology Andrew Preaward
MS - Orthopedic Surgery Kathy
Jon M.
MS - Otorhinolaryngology Adriana
Preaward
MS - Pathology Adam Silvia
MS - Pediatric Surgery Adam Jo Ann
MS - Pediatrics John N. Silvia
MS - Physical Medicine Rehab Adam Preaward
MS - Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Daniel
Preaward
MS - Radiology Adriana Jo Ann
MS - Surgery John N.
Tiffany
School of Biomedical Informatics Adam Silvia
School of Dentistry Adriana
Preaward
School of Nursing Kathy
Jon M.
SPH - Austin Regional Campus Kathy
Myrna
SPH - Biostatistics Andrew Tiffany
SPH - Brownsville Regional Campus/RAHC John N.
Preaward
SPH - Center for Biosecurity & Public Health Daniel Myrna
SPH - Center for Health Promotion & Prevention Daniel Silvia
SPH - Center for Infectious Diseases Daniel Jo Ann
SPH - Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials Kathy Preaward
SPH - Dallas Regional Campus Kathy
Jo Ann
SPH - El Paso Regional Campus Kathy
Tiffany
SPH - Environmental & Occupational Health Kathy
Jon M.
SPH - Epidemiology John N. Preaward
SPH - Health Promotion & Behavioral Science Daniel D. Preaward
SPH - Human Genetics Center John N. Preaward
SPH - Management, Policy & Community Health Daniel Jo Ann
SPH - Michael & Susan Dell Center for Advancement of Health Living Kathy
Myrna
SPH - Office of the Dean John N. Jo Ann
SPH - San Antonio Regional Campus Kathy
Myrna
SPH - SW Center Occupational & Environmental Health Kathy Jon M.