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BDP Central Administration Team

The Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships (BDP) Central Administration Team, or BCAT, is managed within the BDP office and comprised of Coordinators and Grants and Contracts Analysts (GCAs). To alleviate the administrative burden on faculty, each BDP cluster is assigned a Coordinator and GCA to provide dedicated, comprehensive support for the cluster members. The BCAT also works in close collaboration with departmental staff to ensure they are up to date on the latest happenings involving their faculty.

BCAT Services

  • Liaise between the BDPs, their departments and collaborators
  • Coordinate onboarding for new faculty
  • Organize and facilitate meetings, conferences, retreats & symposiums
  • Arrange and coordinate travel logistics for BDPs and their collaborators
  • Pre- and post-award proposal and grant management support
  • Graphic design and science writing services for proposals
  • Foster collaborations within the BDP community

Contact Us

Chasmine Stoddart-Osumah, Director for Research, manages BCAT. 443-927-1960, cstodda1@jhu.edu

Jazmine Biggs, Sr. BDP Program Coordinator, supports the Advancing Racial Equity in Health, Housing & Education cluster and programs for BDPs Vesla Weaver and Lawrence Jackson. 443-927-3088, jbiggs6@jhu.edu

Sydnae Cleveland, Grants and Contracts Analyst, pre- and post-award support for the BDPs. 443-927-3312, sclevel5@jhu.edu

Sarah Smith, Sr. Grants and Contracts Analyst, provides pre- and post-award support for the BDPs and manages internally funding award programs. 443-927-1961, ssmith@jhu.edu

Dorothea Nikas, Sr. Administrative Coordinator, supports the AI-X and AI & Society clusters. dhatgiy1@jhmi.edu

Toya Vialet, Sr. Administrative Coordinator, supports the Epigenome Sciences and Brain Resilience across the Lifespan clusters and BDP Ulrich Mueller. 667-306-7682, lvialet1@jhmi.edu

Megan Welsh, Sr. Administrative Coordinator, supports the Preparing and Responding to Emerging Pandemics, Knowledge to Action and the Business of Heath, and Climate, Resilience, and Health clusters. 443-927-3086, mwelsh11@jhmi.edu

Dawnn Wienecke, Sr. Administrative Coordinator, supports the Hub for Imaging and Quantum Technologies and Sustainable Transformations and Energy clusters. 443-927-3087, dawnn.wienecke@jhu.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

What is BCAT?
The Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships Central Administration Team was created to be a comprehensive service center for any BDP-related faculty member.

What does pre- and post-award proposal and grant management support entail?
Pre-award support includes coordinating with the PI to gather all documents for the application, budget and budget justification creation and drafting of commonly used proposal sections. You would also have access to our graphics and science writing support staff- all free of charge. Post-award support includes tracking and projecting expenses on the awards, progress report processing, subaward management, account reconciliation, etc. If there is a specific need that is not addressed, please ask and we can look into making it available to you.

I would like to submit a large, collaborative proposal.
All BDPs are welcome to use our services. Please contact Sarah Smith to begin this process.

I’m interested in learning more about a particular cluster.
Please contact the appropriate BCAT member who supports the cluster you are interested in.

I would like to host a hiring event for my cluster.
Please contact the BCAT member assigned to the relevant cluster.

I’m not a BDP but would like assistance with a large, multi-department submission.
Please contact the Research Development Team or visit https://research.jhu.edu/rdt/ to see if their services align with your needs.

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    265 Garland Hall
    3400 North Charles Street
    Baltimore, MD 21218

    (443) 927-1957

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