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About the Office of Research




Office of Research Organizational Chart

 

 

 

 

TUshield3435James Blanchard

Executive Director, Comparative Medicine Program

jblanch1@tulane.edu
(985)871-6285

Along with Georgina Dobek, Jim and the Department of Comparative Medicine are responsible for oversight and management of the Vivaria on uptown and downtown campuses.

 

 

 



 DSC_9522John Christie

 Executive Director, Office of Technology Transfer and  Intellectual Property

 Development

jchrist@tulane.edu
(504)988-6962

John is responsible for the overall management, supervision, and planning of activities within the office, including the patenting, marketing and licensing of all university technology. John oversees the development and implementation of programs to create a comprehensive inventory of Tulane's intellectual property, identify promising technological developments, and foster industry-sponsored research liaisons.

 

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 Georgina Dobek

 Director, Department of Comparative Medicine

gdobek@tulane.edu
(504)988-5211

Georgina oversees the laboratory animal care facilities on the uptown and downtown campuses, and serves as the Attending Veterinarian for the Tulane University IACUC. She is responsible for veterinary and technical support of the research activities at Tulane University and institutional compliance with animal welfare regulations, standards, and policies.

 

DSC_0312Sheila Garrison

Chair, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

sgarriso@tulane.edu
(504)988-6299

The IACUC is federally mandated to ensure the humane care and use of animals in research in a manner compliant with government guidelines and regulations. In compliance with federal law, an IACUC has been established for each Tulane University campus. Guided by the goal of assuring humane care and use of animals used in research, Committees review new and continuing animal use protocols, inspect facilities and laboratories, and monitor veterinary care, training and occupational health and safety programs at Tulane University. The IACUC provides assistance to investigators with the planning and conducting of animal experiments in accordance with the highest scientific, humane and ethical principles.



TUshield3435Roxanne Johnson

Director, Human Research Protection Program

rjohnson@tulane.edu
(504)988-2665



Rox is charged with protecting the rights and welfare of human research participants. The HRPO works together with the Institutional Review Boards (IRB) to ensure that Tulane University is compliant in its efforts to protect the safety and well-being of human research participants according to federal guidelines and regulations, guaranteeing that all research activities are compliant with regulation and responsive to good research practices. 

 

TUshield3435Kathleen Kozar

Director, Sponsored Projects Administration

kkozar@tulane.edu
(504)988-5207



Kathy assists faculty in identifying sponsors for research support, provides advice on proposal development, assists in preparing proposal budgets, serves as the Authorized Organizational Representative for both paper and electronic proposal submissions, and develops and implements policies involving the financial and administrative aspects of sponsored projects. 

 



don sibley headshotDon Sibley

Director, Office of Biosafety

dsibley@tulane.edu
(504)988-0300

Don works together with the Institutional Biosafety Committee to ensure the safety of personnel and facilities engaged in research involving biological materials at Tulane University. The objective of the Office of Biosafety is to minimize the health risk to those involved in research utilizing recombinant DNA, infectious agents, and biological toxins, and in turn to protect the greater Tulane University community, the general public, and the environment. 

 



brian weimer headshotBrian J. Weimer

Director, University Research Compliance Office

bweimer1@tulane.edu
(504)988-1147

Brian oversees and ensures research compliance with regulations and university policies applicable to the use of human subjects in research, animal use, research misconduct, biological safety, pre-award grants administration, HIPAA compliance in research, and export controls for research projects. In this capacity, Brian ensures that all research conducted at the university adheres to the applicable government regulations and accreditation standards.

 

 

 

Administrative Support:

 

DSC_0308Loula Burton

Senior Program Coordinator

lburton@tulane.edu
(504)988-3295

Loula handles special projects for Dr. Levy and the Office of Research, including website maintenance, assistance with grant proposals, administrative aid for the University Senate, and the annual Health Sciences Research Days.

 

 

 

DSC_0293Gail Louis

Assistant Vice President for Research

 glouis@tulane.edu
(504)988-7947

 

 

 




DSC_0296Maria O'Leary

Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Research

moleary@tulane.edu
(504)988-3291

Maria provides administrative assistance to the Vice President for Research, including scheduling and travel arrangements. She handles incoming calls and mail, purchasing for the office, and maintains financial and other files.

 


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