About Us

Lauren Zajac, CRA

Assistant Vice President, Research Administration
(520) 621-0724

Lauren Zajac, a certified research administrator, is Assistant Vice President of Research Administration for the University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS). She works to develop highly impactful and sustainable administration research services, tools, and strategies consistent with the UAHS-sponsored research goals outlined in the UA's Never Settle strategic plan. Prior to joining the UA, Lauren held several positions with the University of Chicago, including executive director, pre-and post-award management, in the Department of Medicine; director of sponsored programs; senior manager of contracts; and grants and contracts manager in University Research Administration. She also was research administrator with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at Northwestern University. She is a member of the National Council of University Research Administration and has served as study section member for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in political science, graduating cum laude with highest distinction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed the Executive Program for Emerging Leaders at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Christine Gaul, MBA CRCP

Associate Director, Research Administration
(520) 626-1542

Christine Gaul oversees operations for our "one-stop shop" research administration team that supports the management, maximization, and compliance of the sponsored research portfolio across UAHS. Christine has a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Business Administration summa cum laude from University of Phoenix.

Becca Cammack, MA

Contract Analyst
(520) 626-4663

Sean Armstrong, CRA

Research Administrator, Grants
(520) 626-1156

Shannon Carver

Assistant Director, Research Administration
(520) 626-0717

Sarah Clarke

Senior Research Administrator, Grants
(520) 626-7375

Kristi L. Davis

Senior Research Administrator, Clinical Trials
(520) 626-1425

Holly Dean

Coordinator, Grants
(520) 626-0544

Shannon R. Edwards

Senior Analyst, Contracts
(520) 626-1167

Brittney Fishback

Coordinator, Grants
(520) 626-8078

Karina Gil-Azamar

Coordinator, Grants
(602) 827-2917

Erin M. Gill, PhD

Research Administrator, Grants
(520) 626-5578

Melissa Gomez

Coordinator, Grants
(520) 626-4557

Maria M. Grijalva, JD

Senior Analyst, Contracts
(520) 626-3708

Evelyn Haaheim

Research Administrator, Grants
(520) 626-6369

Melissa Hala'ufia, MPH

Contract Officer
(520) 626-5662

Ashley B. Hale, MS-CRM

Coordinator, Grants
(520) 626-3685

Nina Halvax, MPA

Coordinator, Grants
(520) 621-5368

Julie Johnson

Research Administrator, Clinical Trials
(520) 626-7114

Elisha Johnson, JD

Assistant Director, Research Administration
(520) 626-7822

Jade Marshall

Administrative Assistant
(520) 621-3577

Stephanie Martinez

Research Administrator
(520) 626-8079

Haley McCombs

Coordinator, Grants

Annet Mejia

Principal Accountant, Clinical Trials
(520) 626-5301

Lillian Mendibles, BS

Coordinator, Clinical Trials
(520) 626-3593

Kathleen Moroz, MBA

Coordinator, Research Administration
(520) 626-3767

Courtney Olson, MS

Contract Analyst
(520) 626-9753

Scott Parkinson, JD

Senior Analyst, Contracts
(520) 621-0927

Elizabeth Paulette, JD

Senior Analyst, Contracts
(520) 621-4431

Ryan Claire Reikowsky, MA, MPH

Research Administrator, Grants
(520) 626-8075

Lizette Romero

Research Administrator, Grants
(602) 827-2227

Jessica Sanchez, MPH

Research Administrator, Grants
(520) 626-8403

Debra Slaughter, JD

Contract Officer
(520) 626-8551

Samantha Smith, MPH

Coordinator, Grants
(520) 626-8905

Karla Spiegler, BSN

Coordinator, Clinical Trials
(520) 626-8231

Kerry-Ann Suckra, MS

Coordinator, Regulatory
(520) 621-2029

Sarah Talvy

(520) 626-6919

Angela Valencia, MPH

Senior Research Administrator, Grants
(520) 626-5051

Josephine Valladee, CRA

Assistant Manager, Research Administration
(602) 827-2637

Dianne Zachar

Senior Analyst, Contracts
(520) 626-8871