Department Assignments

DepartmentDepartment Research AdministratorOGC Grant AdministratorOSP Contract Negotiator
AnesthesiologyDave AlpernAmber ThackerSharon Taraska
Beirne Carter Immunology CenterSherri Smith
Darlene Rieckmann-LaRosa
Meredith PovisilsSharon Taraska
BiochemistryAlex Kish
Nancy Rush
Susan HenniganSharon Taraska
Biomedical Engineering
Crystal Lamm
Ian Gercheck
Connie Pace
Susan HenniganSharon Taraska
Biomedical EthicsCarrie GummHeather ClarkSharon Taraska
Cancer CenterBen SchenkkanHeather ClarkBrent Gunsalus
Cardiovascular Research CenterSandy Saxe
Ann Thurston
Angie McRay
Meredith PovisilsLaura Williams
Cell BiologyPhillis Hynes
Meredith PovisilsAsa Lopatin
Center for Cell SignalingVirginia CoffeyDeb KrenitskyLynn Koplin
Center for Diabetes TechnologyCindy HartDeb KrenitskyAsa Lopatin
Center for Global HealthKimberly Rogers
Amber Steen
Amber ThackerLaura Williams
Center for Membrane and Cell PhysiologyJennifer Nickerson-HoffmanAnnie CaldwellLaura Williams
Center for Public Health GenomicsCheryl BryanSusan HenniganSharon Taraska
Center for Research in ReproductionLori TawneyAnnie CaldwellLynn Koplin
Comparative MedicineSanford FeldmanHeather ClarkAsa Lopatin
Dean’s OfficeHeather ClarkJulia Barrett
DentistryHeather ClarkLaura Williams
DermatologyHeather ClarkSharon Taraska
Emergency MedicineAlex SchwartzDeb KrenitskyAsa Lopatin
Family MedicineSarah Creef-BaugherAmber ThackerLynn Koplin
Health Sciences LibraryKyle BowmanHeather ClarkLynn Koplin
Human Immune Therapy CenterHeather ClarkSharon Taraska
Internal Medicine
  • Allergy
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Medicine
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Nephrology/CIIR


  • Pulmonary
  • Infectious Diseases

Division Research Admin
SOMOGC Grants Admin
All orgs except [Hem/Onc]: Laura Williams

[Hem/Onc]: Brent Gunsalus
MicrobiologyVirginia CoffeyDeb KrenitskyLaura Williams
Molecular PhysiologyAnn Folsom
Jennifer Nickerson-Hoffman
Kelly Craig
Esther Sheler
Annie CaldwellLaura Williams
NeurologyOlga Chertihin
Emily Gray
Cynthia Hicks
Heather ClarkAsa Lopatin
NeuroscienceTesha Westbrook
Taylor Groves
Susan HenniganAsa Lopatin
NeurosurgeryMelinda MasonDeb KrenitskyAsa Lopatin
Obstetrics and GynecologyLelia GibsonDeb KrenitskyJulia Barrett
Ophthalmology &
Center for Advanced Vision Science [CAVS]
Dave Alpern [Ophthalmology]
Royanne Koogler [CAVS]
Annie CaldwellSharon Taraska
OrthopedicsLaura SimmonsHeather ClarkAsa Lopatin
OtolaryngologyCynthia HicksHeather ClarkSharon Taraska
PathologyCathie Church
Angie Rogers
Meredith PovisilsJulia Barrett
PediatricsPeter Dummett
Renice Gray
Alex Torres
Laura Troy
Amber ThackerJulia Barrett
PharmacologyDeborah SteeleAmber ThackerAsa Lopatin
Physical Medicine and RehabJames L. MyersDeb KrenitskyAsa Lopatin
Plastic SurgerySusan HenniganAsa Lopatin
Psychiatric MedicineLaura ChiminelloDeb KrenitskyAsa Lopatin
Public Health SciencesChristina Bousquet
Melissa Dean-McKinney
Susan James
Susan HenniganJulia Barrett
Radiation/OncologyWayne HerndonAmber ThackerAsa Lopatin
RadiologyCaroline Brennan
Colleen Speakman
Kristine Terrell
Annie CaldwellAsa Lopatin
SurgeryTony HerringDeb KrenitskySharon Taraska
Telehealth/TelemedicineKathy McGrathHeather ClarkLynn Koplin
THRIVKayla CalvoHeather ClarkLynn Koplin
UrologyCynthia HicksAmber ThackerJulia Barrett
Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corp. (VBHRC)Lynn Koplin