Research Administration

 

The Pediatrics Research Administration Office provides support to faculty with submission of sponsored projects and clinical trials and their programmatic and financial management. Available resources include pre- and post- award teams of officers, and a Clinical Research Support Unit. The office ensures adherence to Columbia University and funding agencies’ guidelines, policies, and procedures. These include effort reporting, adherence to Uniform Guidance cost principles, and compliance with the regulatory requirements that govern research. In doing so, it works very closely with Columbia University’s Sponsored Projects Administration, Sponsored Projects Finance, the Clinical Trials Office, and the Institutional Review Board.

Staff Directory

Dimitra Koutsantoni, PhD
 Director of Research Administration
dk2617@cumc.columbia.edu 
+1 212 851 4956

Pre-award team

Patricia Seraphin
Research Administrative Coordinator
ps20282@cumc.columbia.edu
+1 212 851 4957

Maria Gabriele, MBA
Research Administrative Coordinator
me2518@cumc.columbia.edu 
+1 212 851 4959

Judith Safran
Division Administrator, Molecular Genetics
js74@columbia.edu 
+1 212 851 5316

Clinical Research Support Team
Fiona Sanders, MBA
CRC for C-PMR/Manager for Clinical Research and Quality Assurance Monitor 
fs2107@cumc.columbia.edu  
+1 212 851 4958 

 Omotooke Babalola, MB; BS (MD); MPH
Clinical Research Coordinator 
oo2105@cumc.columbia.edu
+212 305 4012

Post award team 

(Reporting to Arelis Rojas, Director Budget and Finance, ar74@cumc.columbia.edu)

Rosario Quinones, JD
Manager of Research Finance 
rlq2101@cumc.columbia.edu 
212-851-4962

Diana Mahalbasic
Financial Analyst
dm3252@cumc.columbia.edu 
212-851-4963