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Office of the Vice President

Name Title Email address
Joseph Frascella, PhD    Vice President of Research jfrascel@lhs.org
Erna Hibbitts Director, Research Operations & Administration ehibbitt@lhs.org
Melissa Dang Manager, Research  mmdang@lhs.org
Geo Marin-De La Vega Project Specialist gmarinde@lhs.org
Danielle Osborne, PhD Associate Staff Scientist/Career Development Coordinator dosborne@lhs.org

Budget and Fiscal Affairs

Name Title Email address
Bryan North    Financial Program Manager, Research bnorth@lhs.org

Grants Management

Name Title Email address
Joanne Couchman Senior Grants Specialist jcouchman@lhs.org

Information Technology

Name Title Email address
Juan Reynaud Manager, Research IT jreynaud@lhs.org
Anthony Velasquez Associate Analyst, Research IT avelasqu@lhs.org

Regulatory Compliance and Intellectual Property Affairs

Name Title Email address
Paul Newton Sr. Regulatory Specialist pwnewton@lhs.org
Laura Allen Regulatory Compliance Coordinator llallen@lhs.org
Valerie Stallings Research IRB Coordinator vstallin@lhs.org

Safety and Compliance

Name Title Email address
John Ost Research Laboratory Safety Specialist jost@lhs.org

Department of Clinical and Outcomes Research

Name Title Email address
Shaban Demirel, OD, PhD Director of Clinical Research sdemirel@lhs.org
Megan Cahn, PhD Clinical Outcomes Research Scientist mcahn@lhs.org
Bette Manulik Manager, Clinical Research bmanulik@lhs.org

Department of Comparative Medicine

Name Title Email address
Jennifer Wilk, DVM, DACLAM Director, Comparative Medicine jenwilk@lhs.org
Rachel Morris Supervisor, Comparative Medicine rmorris@lhs.org

Legacy Tumor Bank

Name Title Email address
Danielle Osborne, PhD
Associate Staff Scientist dosborne@lhs.org