Services

 
  • Dr. Mikhail Alexeyev, associate professor of physiology and cell biology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, recently was awarded a research grant from the National Institutes of Health to study mitochondrial diseases caused by mutations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA).
  • Dr. Paul Brett, associate professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, was recently awarded $1,728,535 by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) for his research involving biodefense and emerging infectious diseases. The award will cover a three-year study period.  Also working on the grant is Dr. Mary Burtnick, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology.
  • Dr. Wito Richter recently was appointed assistant professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.
  • In 2011, Dr. Richard Honkanen, professor of biochemistry at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, was awarded a five-year Transformative Research Project Award by the National Institutes of 
Health (NIH) that totaled $ 1,695,625. He was one of 11 researchers across the United States to receive the highly competitive award.

 

  • Investigation and evaluation of grant opportunities
  • Internal review and processing of grant applications
    • Coordinate the internal review of proposals to assure timely submission.
    • Edit draft proposal narratives for grammatical errors and adherence to applicable narrative and budgetary guidelines.
    • Assist Health Sciences faculty with preparation of SBIR contract applications.
    • Review Grants.gov applications to ensure these applications adhere to Grants.gov and agency guidelines.
    • Review all other electronic grant applications via the sponsor portal to include NIH Commons, NIH ASSIST, HRSA eHandbooks, eBRAP, Proposal Central, DTRA portal, and AHA to ensure these applications adhere to the agency guidelines.
    • Electronic submission of grant applications on behalf of the Institution.
    • Work with Health Sciences faculty to submit Just-In-Time information.
    • Establish telephone and personal contact with granting agency personnel.
    • Establish and maintain networking contacts with program directors at assigned sponsoring agencies.
    • Provide in-service training on all aspects of the grant application process.
  • Coordination and administration of post-award procedures and activities
    • Provide consultation in the areas of project planning, contract development and administration, development of project implementation schedules; project evaluation and reporting issues.
    • Provide technical support to Health Sciences faculty and staff in all aspects of the grant/contract administration process, including re-budgeting requests, time extensions, carry over of funds, agency certification requirements, and submission of final progress and invention reports.
    • Provide technical support to Health Sciences faculty in the relinquishment of grants.
    • Liaison between the Health Sciences faculty and funding agencies.
    • Provide monthly financial statements utilizing the Banner Financial System and expenditure analysis to faculty and staff as needed or requested.
    • Work with Health Sciences faculty to request F&A Waivers and Grant Deadline Submission Waivers if needed.
    • Work in concert with the Office of Research and Economic Development, Office of Sponsored Projects, Office of Research Compliance and Assurance, Office of Commercialization and Industry Collaboration and the Office of Grants and Contracts Accounting to provide technical expertise in the post-award grant arena.
    • Work with the Attorney’s Office and the Office of Sponsored Projects to negotiate contracts and subcontracts.
    • Work closely with the College of Medicine Business Office Administration to ensure compliance with University business practices and procedures.
    • Work closely with the College of Medicine Business Office Administration to review and approve grant expenditures in relation to Federal, State, Sponsor and University guidelines.
    • Confirm compliance with College of Medicine, University, and agency regulations on all correspondence processed through the Health Systems Grants Administration and Development Office.
    • Provide in-service training on all aspects of grants administration.
  • Act as liaison between the College of Medicine faculty and the Office of Commercialization and Industry Collaboration
    • Provide support to the faculty and work in concert with the Office of Commercialization and Industry Collaboration on all matters concerning the faculty of the College of Medicine.
    • First point of contact for Material Transfer Agreements, Invention Disclosure forms and Confidentiality Agreements.
    • Work with Health Sciences faculty to complete internal forms. Responsible for submission of these forms to the Office of Commercialization and Industry Collaboration.
    • Attend all meetings with the College of Medicine faculty and the Office of Commercialization and Industry Collaboration to discuss all claims made by inventors.
    • Work with the Office of Commercialization and Industry Collaboration to report inventions discovered using grant funds to the granting agency.
  • Faculty, staff and community outreach
    • Travel about campus to conduct conferences with faculty and external cooperating agencies.
    • Work with COM Office of Faculty Affairs to facilitate research related faculty development programs.
  • Maintenance/Service Agreements and Non-Grant Funded Contracts
    • Responsible for the submission of agreements and contracts via the Attorney's Office electronic submission portal
    • Work with the Contract Administrators in the Attorney's Office to negotiate acceptable contract language with vendors and sponsors.
    • Responsible for the submission of consulting agreements and grant funded guest speaker agreements to the Contract Officer for signature.
    • Work with the Contract Officer to revise consulting agreement language if needed for authorization of the agreement.