QRAM presentation and SPA Organizational Changes

Dear Colleagues:


It was great to see so many of you in attendance at the Quality Research Administration Meeting (QRAM) on August 29, 2018.The presentation is attached and it will be posted to the QRAM Past Presentations area on the Sponsored Projects Training and Education page under “August 2018” shortly.

SPA recently underwent an organizational change. Effective September 1st, Paul Lekutai assumed responsibility for supervision of the Federal Contract and Grant team. He also retains responsibility for supervision of the Non-Federal Contract and Grant team and the Contract and Grant Analysts. As a result, Paul’s title has been changed to Interim Assistant Director, Sponsored Projects.

Erika Blossom assumed responsibility for all proposal and award actions for the campus from state and local government sponsors, foreign sponsors, and unfunded agreements (NDA’s/CDA’s, MOU’s, CRADA’s, Membership Agreements etc.) from all sponsors except industry. Erika’s new title is Senior Contract and Grant Officer.

The organizational chart for Sponsored Projects that reflects these changes is attached.

If you should have any questions regarding the organizational changes, please feel free to contact me.



Nancy Lewis

Executive Director, Sponsored Projects


Sponsored Projects Administration

UCI Office of Research

141 Innovation, Suite 250

Irvine, CA  92697-7600

PH:  (949) 824-2897

Fax: (949) 824-2094





Please contact OR Operations @ (949) 824-7295 or to coordinate meeting requests.

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