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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Loula handles special projects for Dr. Levy and the Office of Research, including editing and proofreading of manuscripts and grant proposals, website maintenance, administrative aid for the University Senate, and the annual Health Sciences Research Days.
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.
Tim Trepagnier provides administrative support for audiovisual hardware and software for research-related activities.Audiovisual services are offered at no charge on a first-come first-served basis and include videoconferencing, teleconferencing, and webinars for research investigators.Tim also schedules several meeting rooms in the J. Bennett Johnston (JBJ) building on the Downtown Campus, including the Multi-Media Resource Room (Room 504 – with space for up to 40 participants), a smaller room for videoconferencing (Room 574 – with space for up to 10 participants), as well as the TU Conference Room (Room 111A) and the adjacent Atrium, on the first floor of the JBJ.
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