Senior-level Management Executive with extensive background in academia seeking administrative opportunities where strong program leadership, budgeting, and policy development expertise will provide an immediate and positive impact.
Substantial strengths in designing and delivering training and education programs to staff and faculty to achieve measurable improvements in productivity and cost control. Adept in policy and procedure development, grantsmanship, proposal development, budget planning and management, and administering compliant research programs. Currently enhancing collaborative research efforts and developing cooperative educational programs and courses between UNC Charlotte and Carolinas Medical Center.
- As Assistant VP for Research Administration and operations, expedited processing and administration of agreements and contracts from 42 days to 32 days.
Accelerated grant application processing at University of Connecticut Health Center from 9 days to 2, contracts from 114 days to 73, and clinical trials from 46 days to 12.
Effectively slashed Quality compliance error rate in Research Administration and Research Finance from 57% to 28%.
Exercised dynamic strengths in change management to improve office efficiency at the Health Center while reducing staff by 30%.
Revised procedures at NYC Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene to effectively bolster daily efficiency by approximately 20% and championed reduction in review turnaround time by 40%+.
Grew intramural grant submission activity at NY Medical College by 400% through exemplary motivational attributes.
Cannon Research Center, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, 2008 to Present
Assistant Vice President for Research Administration and Operations
- Spearhead Research program administration, facility management, and staff development at Carolinas Medical Center (CMC).
- Apply dynamic versatility toward overseeing budget planning and administration, compliance, resource allocation, and policy and procedure development.
- Manage pre-award services, application and program development, budget, contract negotiations, proposal submission, and coordination of research throughout different centers and campuses.
- Coordinate administrative functions related to IRB, IBC, Research Safety Committee, Research Review Committee, Responsible Conduct of Research, Conflicts of Interest, and IACUC.
- Resourcefully developed and introduced faculty/staff development programs to fortify research management, financial and research compliance, and research safety.
- Introduced online research administration and financial processes to greatly improve productivity.
University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, 2004 to 2008
Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)
Directed pre- and post-award office activities, reviewed and verified grant proposals, enforced budget compliance, and negotiated contracts and material transfer agreements.
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Produced and provided educational and training programs on grantsmanship and proposal writing.
Reviewed 800+ applications, received and managed approximately $100M in grants and awards per year, and supervised and/or contributed to developing effective proposals.
Project-managed InfoEd s Electronic Research Administration implementation initiative.
New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, New York, 2003 to 2004
Chairman, Institutional Review Board
Decisively guided review and approval of research protocols, created and implemented policies and procedures, and diligently advised management on human subjects protection issues.
Planned, devised and launched agency-wide training program to advance staff understanding and awareness of human subjects protection.
Proactively resolved 300+ outstanding protocols in less than one year.
Office of Research Administration, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, 2000 to 2003
Director, Research Information and Development
Analyzed and defined research needs, sourced and identified funding opportunities, administered intramural research programs, and directed research development efforts at College and affiliate hospitals involving $42M+ in annual awards.
Evaluated proposals, played a chief role in the complete award life entire cycle, and prepared detailed financial reports for Board of Trustees.
Streamlined transmission of critical files by launching online Technology Transfer System.
Saint Vincent s Hospital and Medical Center of New York, NYC, 1997 to 2003
Director, Cardiovascular Biology Research, Department of Medicine (2000 to 2003)
Director, Sepsis Immunology Laboratory, Department of Medicine (1997 to 2000)
- Leveraged significant leadership talents to direct and supervise sepsis immunology and cardiovascular research, coordinate medical research programs, and create interdisciplinary research programs for multiple industries, universities, and research institutes.
- Supervised, mentored and trained students, medical residents, fellows, and technical personnel.
- Explored, researched, and discovered drug for sepsis and septic shock and obtained patent.
- Played a key role in changing New York State Law to permit pets in acute care hospitals.
- Trained, developed and led residents and fellows to win 1st Prize in internal research competitions for five consecutive years.
Prior background includes role as Research Manager, Department of Medicine, Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York, NYC, 1989 to 1997.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, 2008 to Present
Associate Graduate Faculty, The Graduate School
Adjunct Professor of Biology, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
New York Medical College, Department of Medicine, Valhalla, NY, 1995 to 2005
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Certificate in Information Management New York University, NY, 1999
Ph.D., Immunology University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, UK, 1997
Post-doctoral Fellowship Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark, NJ, 1988
M.S., Animal Sciences (Nutrition) Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 1987
D.V.M., Medicine and Surgery Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh, 1981
August 20, 2010
Ruth Harris, Senior Associate
Amrop Battalia Winston
Dear Ms. Harris:
Please accept this letter and accompanying CV in application for the Vice President for Science Operations & Transformation opportunity that is currently available with the NYU School of Medicine. In advance, I thank you for your time and consideration.
In addition to excellent credentials including a Certificate in Information Management from NYU, I bring to you more than 10 years of progressive leadership experience in research operations and administration in Medical Centers including strategic planning, operations of basic, clinical and translational research, education, systems integration, space planning, staff development, and personnel management. This background enables me to foster collaborative relationships, develop or enhance research education, and administer centralized research capabilities. To complement these qualifications, I offer excellent analytical, organizational, decision-making, budgeting, and communication skills, and proven talents in operations transformation.
As the Director of Sponsored Programs and Project Manager for InfoEd s eRA Systems at the UCHC, I upgraded and integrated research and financial management system to support research operations where I managed over $100M per year. In addition to my current role as the Assistant Vice President for Research Administration and Operations (Chief of Operations), my excellent negotiation skills bestowed me to be the Ombudsman for Patents and Intellectual Properties at Cannon Research Center s researchers and faculty.
I currently manage over $30M in research operations that include Office of Clinical Trials, Research and Sponsored Programs, IACUC, Laboratory Animal Research Facility, IRB, Core Laboratories and equipment, and research and financial compliance. In the area of policy development, I assist senior management to develop, and/or develop, and ensure their implementations C in last two years developed or revised over 15 policies.
As a proactive contributor to NYU Langone Medical Center, you will find me to be a self-motivated professional and stellar leader committed to supporting Dr. Vivian Lee in achieving her objectives through diligence, critical thinking abilities, planning expertise, and keen prioritization skills.
I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to NYU Medical Center and offer strong credibility with both scientific and administrative leaders. Please call me at (xxx-xxx-xxxx anytime, and I look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
Don C. Saha, PhD
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