Staff Directory

The following telephone and email directory is of the UMass Medical School’s Office of the Research personnel. You may email individuals by clicking on their name.

Office of Research

Terence R. Flotte, MDChief Research Officer508-856-1572
Thoru Pederson, PhDAssociate Vice Provost for Research508-856-8667
Joan LynchCoordinator508-856-1572
Kathy DeLongchampAdministrative Assistant508-856-1922
Fax: 508-856-5004

UMass Center for Clinical & Translational Science

Katherine Luzuriaga, MDDirector, UMCCTS; Co-Director, T1-Bench-Bedside Research, UMCCTS; Associate Provost, Global Health; Professor of Pediatrics and Program in Molecular Medicine508-856-2464
Nathaniel Hafer, PhDDirector of Operations, UMass Center for Clinical & Translational Sciences 508-856-2511
Sumner Smith,Grants & Contracts Specialist508-856-1951
Wanda DePasqualeAdministrative Coordinator II508-856-2464
Fax: 508-856-3725

Clinical Research

Meg Johnson, JD, CIPDirector, Clinical Research508-856-5152
Marsha Fox, MS, RNClinical Research Operations Manager508-856-8981
Kathryn BeauregardClinical Contracts Administrator III508-856-2509
Michael BrennanClinical Contracts Administrator II508-856-6582
Teresa Byars, MSN, CCRCQuality Improvement Manager508-856-1960

Investigational Pharmacists

Gopal Patil, RPhInvestigational Pharmacist774-443-8667
Paul Seed, RPhInvestigational Pharmacist774-443-2195

Human Subjects

Michael Centola, MHS, CIPIRB Manager508-856-5324
Allison Blodgett, PhDIRB Assistant Manger508-856-4271
 IRB Protocol Specialist508-856-1962
Sharon Wang, CIPIRB Protocol Specialist


Joann Jean-Baptiste

IRB Coordinator


Gina Herring

IRB Administrative Assistant



Clinical Trials Unit: Ambulatory Care Center - First Floor

Celia Hartigan, RN, MPHClinical Trials Unit Manager508-856-3676
Carol Ciccarelli, RNResearch Nurse II508-856-2828
Karen Gallagher-DorvalResearch Nurse II508-856-2908
Mary McNamaraAdministrative Assistant508-856-2800

Research Funding

Diego VazquezAssistant Vice Provost, Research Funding Services508-856-5600
Janice LagacéAssistant Director, Grants508-856-8980
Gina Marzilli ShaughnessyAssistant Director, Contracts508-856-8126
Jason L. BrownGrants Administrator II508-856-6092
Jim LeBlancContracts Administrator II508-856-6073
Tammy LeBlancGrants Administrator II508-856-6481
Pamala HarneyGrants Administrator I508-856-5752
Heather MorelloContracts Administrator I 508-856-6160
Andrea SjostedtGrants Administrator I508-856-4407
Denise DeGabriele-LindbergAdministrative Assistant II508-856-2119


Samuel Varghese, PhDDirector of IACUC & IBC508-856-5416
Chieko Azuma, PhDIACUC Protocol Specialist508-856-1940
Angela MuiseIACUC Coordinator508-856-5384
Susan WhiteIBC Administrative Assistant508-856-2563

Research Core Administration

Susanna Perkins, MSDirector, Research Cores and Operations508-856-8255
Dennis RosencranceStaff Accountant508-856-1010
Linda HenrieProject Coordinator508-856-8232
Elaine FafardFinancial Assistant508-856-1745

Machine Shop

Art AllardDirector508-856-3716
Thomas PartingtonAssistant Supervisor

Fax: 508-856-3894

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