About Us

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), a central office reporting to the Vice President of Research Operations and the Chief Scientific Officer, is responsible for assisting investigators and research personnel in their efforts to conduct research under the auspices of Florida Hospital.

Grants Management
The OSP is responsible for the appropriate processing of grant proposals in compliance with funding agency guidelines, institutional policies and procedures, and applicable regulations. The Grants Management team assists with interpreting, negotiating, and accepting awards/agreements and other grant-related research agreements. This includes both incoming and outgoing Federal prime awards and subawards. 

Contracts 
The OSP is responsible for review and facilitation of the negotiation of the following agreements: 
     - Research-specific Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDAs)
     - Clinical Trial Agreements (CTAs)
     - Incoming and Outgoing Research and Funding Support Agreements 
     - Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs)
     - Data Transfer/Use Agreements (DTAs/DUAs)
     - Licensing Agreements

Budget Review and Approval
The OSP conducts review and approval of research budgets to ensure that all costs associated with conducting the project are requested (or appropriate Departmental and Institutional approvals are obtained for any cost-sharing or shortfall in the request) and in compliance with funding agency’s guidelines, institutional policies and procedures, and applicable regulations. Depending on the study, a Medicare Coverage Analysis and Billing Grid may be required.
 
Institutional Clearance
The OSP reviews that all institutional requirements are met prior to providing Institutional Clearance to start a study.
 
Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS)
The OSP is responsible for the operational management and implementation of CTMS. A study builder works closely with members of clinical research department and OSP budget specialists as well as Research Finance to ensure accuracy of each study build.

Our Team

Regina Tan 
Director

Michelle Kilponen
Research Operations Manager

Leerin Shields    
Grants and Contracts Manager
 

Meghan Brodie        
Budget Specialist

Audrey Carr    
Sponsored Programs Analyst

Andrzej Dzjekonski
Project Manager – CTMS

Kate Ewing
Project Manager – CTMS

Jessica Hyacinthe
Budget Specialist

Ehsen Malik
Project Manager – CTMS

Quilin Mars
Sponsored Programs Analyst

Jan Popovich
Budget Specialist

Steven Truong
Project Manager – CTMS