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Johns Hopkins University Research Administration (JHURA) supports the research and related activities of the Johns Hopkins University community through professional expertise, excellence in service, and comprehensive guidance. JHURA is responsible for sponsored projects administration for:

Bloomberg School of Public Health Peabody Institute
Carey Business School School of Education
Jhpiego School of Nursing
School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Whiting School of Engineering
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS)

…as well as several other divisions and centers within Johns Hopkins University. JHU’s School of Medicine has its own Office of Research Administration.

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JHURA provides exceptional quality support to the campus community’s research, creative activity, technology transfer, and outreach/policy initiatives. We provide coordinated advice and guidance regarding applicable rules and regulations, and assists faculty and staff in proper stewardship of the University’s sponsored projects.

JHURA’s Responsibilities:

  1. Proposal Facilitation and Submission
  2. Award Negotiations and Institutional Signature
  3. Subawards Drafting, Negotiation and Execution
  4. Facilitating collaborations (Research MOUs, Joint Developments, etc.)
  5. Coeus System Administration
  6. JAWS Data Monitoring and Reporting
  7. Training, Education, and Communication
  8. Compliance with JHU, sponsor, and federal policies and procedures

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Alexandra M. Albinak, MBA, JD
Associate Vice Provost for Research Administration
  • Administrative Team

    The Administrative team is responsible for JHURA’s daily operations and acts as a liaison to the Hopkins research community.

    Margie Gier
    Sr. Administrative Manager

    Tonya Sample
    Sr. Administrative Coordinator

    Sasha Schaffer
    Communications Specialist

    Dacia Jenkins
    Research Administration Training Program Coordinator

  • Contracts Team

    The JHURA Contracts group aims to review and negotiate agreement terms and conditions balancing timeliness with the need to remain consistent with the policies and objectives of the University. Each Contracts Associate has a portfolio of schools, centers and units and negotiates a variety of agreements falling within their portfolio. Each Associate works closely with departmental administrators, staff, and faculty, to ensure the agreement complies with the intent of those doing the research or work and University policies. Given the complexity, Associates often work closely with other University offices prior to finalizing the agreements. Contact your departmental JHURA representative with any questions or concerns.

    John Evermann, MPA, JD

    Marcy DeSantis
    Assistant Director

    Jessica George
    Sr. Contracts Associate

    Anthony Maranto
    Sr. Contracts Associate

    Lacey Douthat
    Sr. Contracts Associate

    Michael McGrath
    Sr. Contracts Associate

    Christina Boffen
    Sr. Contracts Associate

    Donald Panda
    Sr. Contracts Associate

    Cynthia Polasko
    Contracts Associate

    Jake Fishman
    Contracts Associate

  • Grants Team

    The Grants team provides the final review and submission of all grant proposals from the schools and centers for which JHURA has responsibility. Each grants team member works closely with departmental administrators, staff, and faculty, providing guidance and advice to ensure compliance with University and sponsor guidelines, including federal and state regulations during the proposal development and review period, to ensure a successful submission. The Grants team is also responsible for the review, negotiation, and execution of all grant awards, including, but not limited to, foundations, private/profit companies, State, Federal, and Foreign Governments. Contact your departmental JHURA representative with any questions or concerns.

    Ted Fehskens
    Associate Director

    Gail Cusimano
    Sr. Grants Associate

    Denise Sparks
    Sr. Grants Associate

    Nancy Kerner
    Sr. Grants Associate

    Michael Ebelugwu
    Grants Associate

    Tom Mattern
    Grants Associate

    Angel Gasior
    Grants Associate

    Keya Booker
    Grants Associate


  • Office of Research Information Services (ORIS)

    JHU’s ORIS supports research proposal preparation and submission using the software known as Coeus.  ORIS offers an enterprise-wide,  comprehensive training program as well as daily functional and technical support through  In addition, information and training materials are maintained at the ORIS website.

    Bob Taylor
    IT Manager

    Ellen Morthole
    Sr. Business Systems Analyst

    Ron Schultz
    Sr. Business Systems Analyst

    Emily Yuan
    Software Engineer

  • Subawards Team

    The Subawards team (JHU OUTBOUND) is responsible for drafting, negotiating and managing outgoing Subagreements. The Subawards team works in conjunction with the department administrator, the Office of Finance and the Controller’s Office to ensure the proper agreement is executed with a subrecipient and helps to ensure risk mitigation and proper stewardship of research funds issued to collaborators.

    Mora Harris
    Associate Director

    Gene Rutherford
    Sr. Grants & Contracts Associate

    Hershea Watson
    Sponsored Projects Specialist

    Martin Domack
    Subawards Associate

    Robyn Broadnax
    Subawards Associate


  • Workflow Team

    The Workflow team works closely with the Grants and Contracts Associates to provide Administrative support for JAWS and Coeus related activities. The Workflow Team is responsible for JAWS Intake and record setup, ensuring compliance with University and sponsor guidelines; submission of award documents to SPH Finance or SPSS for account setup; review and approval of contract proposal records; and award Closeouts.

    Ted Fehskens
    Associate Director

    Tiffaney Cline
    Sr. Sponsored Projects Specialist

    Jordan Dalrymple

    Zachary Tolley
    Sr. Sponsored Projects Specialist

    Brian Line
    Sr. Sponsored Projects Specialist

    Zipporah Gilchrist
    Sr. Sponsored Projects Specialist

    Julian Finch
    Sponsored Projects Specialist



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Research Administration

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Baltimore, MD 21218

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