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 
+1 212 851 4956

Pre-award team

Judith Safran
Division Administrator, Molecular Genetics 
+1 212 851 5316

Patricia Seraphin
 Research Administrator Coordinator 
+1 212 851 4957

 Clinical Research Support Team

Fiona Sanders, MBA
Manager for Clinical Research and Quality Assurance Monitor  
+1 212 851 4958 

Kimberley Telesford
Regulatory Coordinator
+1 646 317 0539

Post award team 

(Reporting to Arelis Rojas, Director Budget and Finance,

Rosario Quinones, JD
Manager of Research Finance 
+1 212 851 4962

Arleen Lee
Financial Research Analyst and Reporting
+1 212 305 4542