We are happy to report that, both the Federal and Nonfederal Groups are now fully staffed as we recently filled all vacant positions including Senior Contract and Grant Officer(s), Contract and Grant Officer(s) as well as the Supervising Principal Contract and Grant Officers who now lead the Federal as well as Non-Federal Groups.  We are very excited and are grateful for your patience over the last year.

In an effort to better serve you, we have centralized some Departments so that most departments within a particular school are now under the same Officer.  As a result, please note that one or more of your departments previously assigned to a particular SPA Officer(s) may have been re-assigned.  

The following specific changes will take effect April 1, 2016:

Nonfederal Group:

Rocquael Gaines and Maria Andrade have been responsible for the proposals from their complement of departments since the beginning of the year, and in addition, will now be handling all awards and post-award nonfinancial actions for their complement. Please feel free to contact them at gainesrd@uci.edu and mcandrad@uci.edu.

Akilah Pruitt is one of our new Senior Contract and Grant Officers, and she will now be responsible for the proposals from her complement of departments. However, I will still be handling the awards and post-award nonfinancial actions for her complement as she continues her training. Please feel free to contact her at aypruitt@uci.edu.

Federal Group:

Maria Diaz joined the Office in November, has completed her initial training and has now been assigned a complement of departments.   Please feel free to contact her at mgdiaz1@uci.edu.

The following specific changes will take effect shortly after April 1, 2016:

Supervising Principal Contract and Grant Officer(s):

Reassignment of departments currently assigned to the Principal Contract and Grant Officers is currently underway.  We will notify upon completion however, please visit our website frequently as these changes will be posted in real time.   

With our teams now fully staffed and the reorganization of SPA complete, we will no longer refer to SPA Teams (i.e. A, B, C, D) but instead will refer to them as “Groups”.  Feel free to visit our website to see our updated organizational chart as well as the Sponsored Projects’ Departmental Assignment tool if you are unsure of who to contact.

Again, we greatly appreciate your assistance and patience while we hired and trained the new members of the Federal and Nonfederal Groups.

Jeff Warner

Supervising Principal Contract and Grant Officer

warnerj@uci.edu

949-824-3171

Erika Blossom
Supervising Principal Contract & Grant Officer
Erika.Blossom@uci.edu
(949) 824-2237