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Vice Chancellor

Terry Magnuson

Vice Chancellor for Research
tmagnuson@unc.edu
919-962-1319

Administrative Staff:

Jo Ann Gustafson serves as Director of Operations and Senior Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Research. She is responsible for the management of all administrative functions. These include day-to-day management of all activities and procedures and oversight of budget and personnel administration within the organization. Ms. Gustafson serves as the HR Officer for the Research Division.

joann_gustafson@unc.edu
919-962-1319

Tonya Watkins serves as Director for Research Division Financial Services. She leads the finance, accounting, budget, and financial services operations of the second largest research generating division on campus. She directs the planning of shared financial and research administration services for the research division as a whole, and oversees the provision of these services to OVCR administrative offices, centers, and institutes. Ms. Watkins also represents UNC Research on campus finance committees, and serves as the MOU for the division.

jenkins7@ad.unc.edu
919-962-0217

Joyce Tan  is responsible for the development and implementation of research strategy. She connects the Office Vice Chancellor for Research with research leadership throughout campus, along with other UNC administrative units to facilitate interdisciplinary research programs and initiatives to grow the university’s global reputation and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship. She also promotes research partnerships with external public and private organizations.

joyce_tan@med.unc.edu
919-962-0394

Bridget Riordan is the Executive Assistant for the Vice Chancellor. Ms. Riordan is responsible for the Vice Chancellor’s calendar and works closely to help prepare and review presentations, reports and travel coordination.

briordan@unc.edu
919-962-1319

Leslie Ray supports Associate Vice Chancellor Andy Johns and is responsible for all correspondence and the distribution of information to research senior staff and other administrative personnel.

leslieray@unc.edu
919-962-1319

Associate Vice Chancellors for Research

Andy Johns

Andy Johns is Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for research and is responsible for strategic planning, research policy, infrastructure and elements of regulatory compliance. Andy also works closely with the Vice Chancellor for Research on budget, facilities, and other administrative issues. Johns oversees the Office of Clinical Trials , Office of Industry ContractingOffice of Research Information Systems, and the Office of Sponsored Research.

Andy_Johns@unc.edu
919-962-8253

Administrative Staff:

Leslie Ray serves as Executive Assistant to Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Andy Johns.

leslieray@unc.edu
919-962-1319

Robin Cyr

Robin Cyr is Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and serves as the University Research Compliance Officer which includes leading the Research Compliance Steering Committee composed of directors of units responsible for research compliance operations across campus.  Robin is responsible for developing policies, training resources, guidance materials, and processes regarding fiscal compliance with regard to grants and contracts, human subjects protections, animal welfare, responsible conduct of research, conflict of interest, and other federal regulations governing sponsored research.  She leads and/or supports investigative and regulatory site visits, including FDA, CMS, CDC, and OIG inquiries and audits as well as site visits requested by research sponsors.  Robin represents the University as the administrative representative for the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) and the Council on Government Relations (COGR) and serves on the COGR Research Regulatory Reform Committee.   Cyr oversees the Conflict of Interest Program, Office of Human Research Ethics and the Office of Animal Care and Use.

robin_cyr@unc.edu
919-843-7780

Administrative Staff:

Jessye Bongiovanni supports Associate Vice Chancellor Robin Cyr and  Associate Vice Chancellor Don Hobart.

jessye@email.unc.edu
(919) 962-9041

Don Hobart

Don Hobart is Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and manages public, government and external affairs for UNC Research, overseeing the Office of Federal Affairs and the Office of Research Communications. He also assists in developing external partnerships with businesses and economic development organizations.

hobart@email.unc.edu
919-843-0052

Administrative Staff:

Jessye Bongiovanni supports Associate Vice Chancellor Robin Cyr and  Associate Vice Chancellor Don Hobart.

jessye@email.unc.edu
(919) 962-9041

Eliana Perrin

Eliana Perrin is Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and oversees the Office of Research Development and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.  Perrin works to advance the research mission of the University by creating research partnerships in the public and private sectors, supporting the development of interdisciplinary research teams, and developing and nurturing the research workforce. Perrin is also a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics.

Administrative Staff:

Gail Whitfield serves as Executive Assistant to Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Eliana Perrin.

gail_whitfield@unc.edu
919-962-9333