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Research Administration

The Department of Medicine Research Administration & Support Team (RAST) is a resource for sponsored research that maintains compliance and integrity in award management, ensures excellent customer service and provides sponsored research training.


Megan Martin
Assistant Administrator, Sponsored Finance

Katie Matthews
Research Service Manager

Elaine Thomas
Effort Compliance Manager/ Senior Research Service Analyst

Tiffany Johnson
Senior Research Service Analyst

Erica Roff
Research Service Analyst

RAST senior staff act as resources for a portfolio of assigned divisions. Each person covers pre- and post-award management issues and reviews all grant and contract related submissions. The divisional assignments are as follows:

  • Katie Matthews: infectious diseases, gastroenterology, geriatrics
  • Elaine Thomas: infectious diseases, molecular medicine, clinical pharmacology, hematology, endocrinology, immunogenetics, EB/BV chairman's office, BV housestaff
  • Tiffany Johnson: cardiology, general internal medicine, nephroloogy, rheumatology, pulmonary, clinical immunology

We partner with central administration offices, such as the Office of Research Administration and Sponsored Projects Shared Services, to ensure award processes run smoothly.