Health Systems Grant Administration and Development Office

  • Dr. David Wood, professor and chair of the department of microbiology and immunology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, will give a presentation titled Designing (and redesigning) BSL-3 labs to pass Failure Scenario requirements at the 2014 International Conference of Biocontainment Facilities on April 10, 2014.
  • Dr. Mary Townsley, professor of physiology and internal medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, was recently selected as the Phi Kappa Phi Scholar of the Year, which honors one USA professor annually.
  • Researchers examine novel biomarker to measure improvement in Bariatric patients. From left: Drs. Jonathon Audia, Diego Alverez and Ben Hill
  • Dr. William Gerthoffer Presents at Research Meetings
  • Six USA Physicians Named Top Doctors From left: Drs. Michael Finan, David Lewis, William Richards, Allen Perkins, Johnson Haynes Jr., and Arnold Luterman.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Office of Health Systems Grants Administration and Development is to provide administrative services and support to faculty and staff of the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health and the Mitchell Cancer Institute who are involved in extramural sponsored activities. This office ensures compliance with applicable federal, state and private regulations, to adhere to policies of the university and the funding sponsor and to ultimately serve the university community in the pre- and post-award management of sponsored activities.

The primary functions of this office are:

  • Investigation and evaluation of grant opportunities
  • Preparation of materials necessary to assist faculty to create competitive grant proposals
  • Internal review and processing of grant applications
  • Electronic submission of grant applications, J-I-T information and post-award prior approval requests
  • Coordination and administration of post-award procedures and activities
  • Liaison between the USA Health Sciences faculty and sponsoring agencies
  • Liaison between the College of Medicine and the Office of Technology Transfer
  • First point of contact for Material Transfer Agreements, Invention Disclosures and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Provide in-service training to faculty and staff
  • Ensure compliance with the College of Medicine, University and agency business practices, procedures and regulations




Ashley W. Turbeville, MBA, CRA, Director

Ashley W. Turbeville, MBA, CRA
5795 USA Drive North, CSAB 120
Mail Stop CSAB 118
Mobile, AL 36688
Telephone: 251/460-6307
FAX: 251/461-1595