About Us

Lauren Zajac, CRA

Executive Director, Research Administration
(520) 621-0724

Lauren Zajac, a certified research administrator, is Executive Director 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.

Sean Armstrong, CRA

Research Administrator, Grants
(520) 626-1156

Juliet Burnett-Scarberry

Contract Manager
(520) 626-0544

Shannon Carver

Manager, Grants
(520) 626-0717

Kimberly Castillo

Coordinator, Grants
(602) 827-3330

Amy Chenail, MA

Coordinator, Clinical Trials
(520) 626-6919

Sarah Clarke

Research Administrator, Grants
(520) 626-7375

Kristi L. Davis

Research Administrator, Clinical Trials
(520) 626-1425

Shannon Edwards

Senior Analyst, Contracts
(520) 626-1167

Dyann Garcia

Research Administrator, Grants
(520) 626-2139

Erin Gill, PhD

Research Administrator, Grants
(520) 626-5578

Maria Grijalva, JD

Analyst, Contracts
(520) 626-3708

Karen Grinfeld, MA

Senior Research Administrator, Grants
(520) 626-4317

Melissa Hala'ufia

Contract Officer
(520) 626-5662

Ashley Hale

Coordinator, Grants
(520) 626-3685

Julie Johnson

Research Administrator, Clinical Trials
(520) 626-7114

Elisha Johnson, JD

Assistant Director, Research Administration
(520) 626-7822

Rachel Kreisberg

Coordinator, Clinical Trials
(520) 626-4557

Jessica Loomer

Coordinator, Clinical Trials
(520) 626-8905

Annet Mejia

Principal Accountant, Clinical Trials
(520) 626-5301

Lillian Mendibles

Coordinator, Clinical Trials
(520) 626-3593

Kathleen Moroz, MBA

Coordinator, Research Administration
(520) 626-3767

Courtney Olson

Coordinator, Clinical Trials
(520) 626-9753

Elizabeth Paulette

Senior Analyst, Contracts
(520) 621-4431

Samantha Raineri

Coordinator, Grants
(602) 827-3045

Winona Reid, MEd

Research Administrator, Grants
(520) 626-6369

Lizette Romero

Coordinator, Grants
(602) 827-2227

Mariana Silveira

Contract Officer
(520) 621-0927

Debra Slaughter, JD

Contract Officer
(520) 626-8551

Kerry-Ann Suckra

Coordinator, Clinical Trials & Regulatory
(520) 621-2029

Angela Valencia, MPH

Research Administrator, Grants
(520) 626-5051

Josephine Valladee, CRA

Senior Research Administrator, Grants
(602) 827-2637

Dianne Zachar

Senior Analyst, Contracts
(520) 626-8871