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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME Clear
Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Nydia Akins
Events & Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 404-385-5036
Fax: 404-894-4243
Location: BME 3101
Email: nydia.akins@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Serves as the department project event coordinator supporting several of the department seed grant programs, annual workshops, seminar series, conferences, etc. She also provides administrative support to the Associate Chairs and several department committees.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Chris Aldridge
Computer Services Specialist
Phone: 404-385-1572
Fax: 404-894-4243
Location: BME 4242
Email: help@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Assists the lead systems analyst by providing technical support, advising on computer hardware/software questions and/or problems. Troubleshoots and resolves the same.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Alyceson Andrews
Business Administrator for Research
Phone: 404-894-1359
Fax: 404-385-5044
Location: BME 3114
Email: andrews@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Responsible for administering the business affairs (financial & administrative) for a team of biomedical engineering faculty. Duties include, but are not limited to, handling all grant pre-award activities; preparing subcontracts; purchasing; reconciling pcards; monitoring sponsored account activity; processing reimbursements, coordinating travel; and collecting new hire materials.

Responsible for the following:
Gilda Barabino, Robert Butera, Steve DeWeerth, Michelle LaPlaca, Steve Potter, Garrett Stanley
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Rachel Arnold
Asst. Director, Administration
Phone: 404-385-0124
Fax: 404-385-5028
Location: BME 2118
Email: ra6@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
This position oversees the departmentís core infrastructure which includes oversight of non-academic staff, grant administration, departmental operating budgets and facilities. Responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures and assists management with strategic planning.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Jeffrey Caimano
Business Administrator for Research
Phone: 404-385-5056
Fax: 404-385-0383
Location: BME 4104
Email: jeffrey.caimano@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Responsible for administering the business affairs (financial & administrative) for a team of biomedical engineering faculty. Duties include, but are not limited to, handling all grant pre-award activities; preparing subcontracts; purchasing; reconciling pcards; monitoring sponsored account activity; processing reimbursements, coordinating travel; and collecting new hire materials.

Responsible for the following:
Mark Borodvosky, Don Giddens, Todd McDevitt, Wendy Newstetter, Eberhard Voit, Dongmei Wang
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Chris Calleri
Communications Manager
Phone: 404-385-2416
Fax: 404-894-4243
Location: BME 2120
Email: chris.calleri@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Oversees & implements the departmentís communications capabilities; provides media and public relations, marketing and branding, photography and videography, writing and editing, graphic design, and online communications.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Valencia Cantrell
HR Coordinator
Phone: 404-385-1352
Fax: 404-385-4243
Location: BME 2114
Email: valencia.cantrell@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Manages all issues, policies and procedures relating to human resources for BME faculty and staff.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Denna Cummings
Business Administrator for Research
Phone: 404-385-2054
Fax: 404-894-4243
Location: BME 3100
Email: denna.cummings@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Responsible for administering the business affairs (financial & administrative) for the Brock Chair and research team. Duties include, but are not limited to, handling all grant pre-award activities; preparing subcontracts; purchasing; reconciling pcards; monitoring sponsored account activity; processing reimbursements, coordinating travel; and collecting new hire materials.

Responsible for the following:
Younan Xia
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Tracie Dinkins
Financial Manager I
Phone: 404-385-0372
Fax: 404-385-0123
Location: BME 1113
Email: tracie.dinkins@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Finance lead in the areas of grants management and procurement; department P-Card coordinator. Oversee accounts management for GT Foundation account and an assigned group of principal investigators and research personnel. Advises and interprets research funding; process cost transfers; calculate budget revision and transfers; process salary distributions; review and approve expenditures, answer audit inquiries and generate expenditure and projection reports.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Shuana Durham
Assistant Director of Financial Operations
Phone: 404-385-1792
Fax: 404-385-0123
Location: BME 1112
Email: shuana.durham@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Supervises financial staff in areas of grants management and procurement; oversee and advises management on departmentís operating budget and assist in defining financial policies. Oversee faculty salary planning and distributions; new faculty startup funding; department cost share; reconciles accounts and prepares monthly state budget amendment; responds to audit inquiries; coordinate budget transfer with other departments and oversee year end closeout procedures.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Courtney Lucas Ferencik
Development Director
Phone: 404-385-0471
Fax: 404-894-4243
Location: BME 2121
Email: courtney.lucas@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Responsible for all departmental development/fundraising activities.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Paul Fincannon
Academic Advising Manager
Phone: 404-894-9061
Fax: 404-385-6596
Location: BME 1109
Email: paul.fincannon@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Manages the daily operations of the Academic Office. Serves as Academic adviser for all BME Junior and Senior students to include credit and course evaluation, permits, and general advisement.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Sally Gerrish
Manager- Student, Alumni and Industrial Relations
Phone: 404-894-7063
Fax: 404-385-6596
Location: BME 1108
Email: sally.gerrish@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Oversees all activities related to student, employer and alumni services to include programs that focus on academic and career advisement, as well as information regarding internships, co-ops, and permanent employment opportunities. Other duties include assisting the faculty in recruiting and retaining the highest quality undergraduate and graduate students.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Ashley Grozier
Instructional Laboratory Coordinator
Phone: 404-385-5019
Fax: 404-894-4243
Location: BME 0251
Email: ashley.grozier@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Assists with the administration of the undergraduate laboratory program. Provides assistance/laboratory instructions to students and graduate teaching assistants. Assists in the design of and prepares instructional laboratory materials.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Martin Jacobson
Instructor
Phone: 404-385-8532
Fax: 404-894-4243
Location: BME 3101
Email: martyj@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Duties will consist of using hands-on with the students in the design lab to improve on their design models and improving prototyping device construction skills. Additional responsibility will be to assist students in the BME machine shop.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Pat Jordan
Outreach Administrative
Phone: 404-385-3901
Fax: 404-894-4243
Location: BME 2106
Email: patricia.jordan@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Provides administrative support to BioID/PKU/Industry relations.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Erin Kirshtein
Research Project Coordinator I
Phone: 404-385-9785
Fax: 404-727-9873
Location: GT: M 4100L
Email: erin.kirshtein@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Assists in managing NIH-funded national research centers including budget preparation, monitoring expenditures and preparing financial reports, preparing progress reports and assists in developing and submitting grant proposals. Assists in arranging symposia, workshops, meetings and seminars and serves as project liaison to financial offices and offices of sponsored programs at GA Tech, Emory University and CHOA.

Responsible for the following:
Gang Bao
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Kristen Laquidara
Academic Program Coordinator I
Phone: 404-385-0482
Fax: 404-385-6596
Location: BME 1116
Email: kristen.laquidara@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Provides administrative and logistical support to all academic program offerings of the department.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Sandra Maffey
Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 404-385-6528
Fax: 404-894-4243
Location: TEP 234
Email: sandra.maffey@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Provides administrative support to the Associate Chair for Research.

Responsible for the following:
Ajit Yoganathan
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Steven Marzec
Lead Systems Analyst
Phone: 404-385-1572
Fax: 404-894-4243
Location: BME 4108
Email: steven.marzec@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Responsible for the operating system and associated subsystems for the BME departments on the Georgia Tech and Emory campuses. Provides system-level support of multi-user operating systems, hardware and software tools, including installation, configuration, maintenance, and support of these systems. Identifies alternatives for optimizing computer resources.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Jesus Mata-Acosta
Computer Services Specialist
Phone: 404-385-1572
Fax: 404-894-4243
Location: BME 0208
Email: help@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Assists the lead systems analyst by providing technical support, advising on computer hardware/software questions and/or problems. Troubleshoots and resolves the same.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Vickie Okrzesik
Web Developer
Phone: 404-385-5020
Fax: 404-894-4243
Location: BME 4109
Email: vickie.okrzesik@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Develops and maintains database driven departmental website and information databases, provides technical support and assists with website initiatives.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Kim Paige
Academic Advisor
Phone: 404-385-5042
Fax: 404-385-6596
Location: BME 1109A
Email: kim.paige@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Serves as Academic adviser for all BME Freshmen and Sophomore students to include credit and course evaluation, permits, and general advisement pertaining to all first and second year students.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Penelope Pollard
Financial Admin I
Phone: 404-385-7272
Fax: 404-894-4243
Location: BME 1116
Email: penelope.pollard@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
SGA Travel Coordinator, point of contact for initiating SGA travel awards. Provides support to the Instructional lab and Senior Design Instructor by coordinating student reimbursements and travel. Is the point of contact for bi-weekly time sheet submissions and data entry. Reviews P-card reports and assist with compliance entries and processes journal entries.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Adrianne Proeller
Writer/Editor
Phone: 404-894-2357
Fax: 404-894-4243
Location: BME 4107
Email: adrianne.proeller@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Manages department's public relations activities. Responds to inquiries, writes/edits copy for media releases, special articles on current research initiatives, newsletters, student recruitment publications and fact sheets that will enhance the departmentís visibility in the Biomedical Engineering community. Serves as liaison with the GT and Emory communication offices; assists with electronic communications.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Dewayne Roberson
Building Coordinator
Phone: 404-385-0124
Fax: 404-894-4243
Location: BME 2127
Email: dewayne.roberson@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Manages the department's main office and assists with facility operations. Duties include: Overseeing building access and related matters, equipment inventory, building maintenance and repairs, monitors safety issues, maintains department vehicles, and greets/directs visitors.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Kelly Rockwell
Assistant to the Chair
Phone: 404-385-2953
Fax: 404-894-4243
Location: BME 2118
Email: krockwell@gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Provides administrative support to the BME chairman. Assists with special assignments, coordinates travel, manages the telecommunication needs for the department, processes hire packages for research faculty, affiliates and visitors, and is the primary immigration coordinator for the department.

Responsible for the following:
Ravi Bellamkonda
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Nina Sawczuk
Coulter Program Director and Director Startup Services
Phone: 404-385-5036
Fax: 404-894-4243
Location: BME 2113
Email: cornelia.sawczuk@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Oversees the translational research program, manages translational research projects and serves as liaison with The Coulter Foundation.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Donna Sibble
Business Administrator for Research
Phone: 404-385-3830
Fax: 404-385-8109
Location: IBB 1320
Email: donna.sibble@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Responsible for administering the business affairs (financial & administrative) for a team of biomedical engineering faculty. Duties include, but are not limited to, handling all grant pre-award activities; preparing subcontracts; purchasing; reconciling pcards; monitoring sponsored account activity; processing reimbursements, coordinating travel; and collecting new hire materials.

Responsible for the following:
Edward Botchwey, Charlie Kemp, Melissa Kemp, Manu Platt, Cheng Zhu
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Shannon Sullivan
Graduate Academic Advisor
Phone: 404-385-2557
Fax: 404-385-6596
Location: BME 1107
Email: shannon.sullivan@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Serves as primary contact for BME Graduate Program. Manages admission review and recruitment process. Advises students on departmental and institutional policies. Assists faculty with monitoring student academic process.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Elisabeth Suto-Bardoczi
Project Coordinator
Phone: 404-385-1152
Fax: 404-894-4243
Location: BME 1212
Email: elisabeth.bardoczi@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Provides backup administrative support for the BME department.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Amy Tang
Research Associate I
Phone: 404-385-7177
Fax: 404-727-9873
Location: GT: M 4100L
Email: amy.tang@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Duties will involve proof-reading and editing research proposals; promoting center research capabilities; managing center budgets and literary/publication assignments and supervising personnel. Additionally responsibility will be to oversee the project plans for the centersí research and educational activities and opportunities.

Responsible for the following:
Gang Bao
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Sheyil Taylor
Business Administrator for Research
Phone: 404-385-1155
Fax: 404-894-4243
Location: BME 2104
Email: st149@mail.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Responsible for administering the business affairs (financial & administrative) for a team of biomedical engineering faculty. Duties include, but are not limited to, handling all grant pre-award activities; preparing subcontracts; purchasing; reconciling pcards; monitoring sponsored account activity; processing reimbursements, coordinating travel; and collecting new hire materials.

Responsible for the following:
Julia Babensee, Tom Barker, Paul Benkeser, C. Ross Ethier, Joe Le Doux, Philip Santangelo, Johnna Temenoff, Brani Vidakovic
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Sandra Wilson
Financial Admin III
Phone: 404-385-5015
Fax: 404-385-0123
Location: BME 1115
Email: sandra.wilson@bme.gatech.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Coordinate Graduate Assistant PSF hires and Emory/GT Student support subcontracts. Coordinate fellowship payment via the Financial Aid Office; oversee accounts management for an assigned group of principal investigators and research personnel; advises and interprets research funding; process cost transfers; calculate budget revision and transfers; process salary distributions; review and approve expenditures and generate expenditure and projection reports.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Elizabeth Caudle
Secretary
Phone: 404-727-0391
Fax: 404-727-3567
Location: HSRB - E 118
Email: elizabeth.d.caudle@emory.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Provides administrative support to Dr. Shuming Nie
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Katrina Gourdet
Sponsored Research Administrator, Sr.
Phone: 404-712-2730
Fax: 404-712-2010
Location: HSRB - W 206
Email: kgourde@emory.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Analyzes historical accounting data and other information to make projections which will aid management in short- and long-range financial planning. Coordinates action necessary to correct account balances and maintain proper accounting controls and procedures. Assists in year-end audits and in ensuring the accuracy of accounting data. Analyzes financial statements and prepares and analyzes financial reports to represent current and projected financial status. Projects future trends and prepares long-range operational forecasts and cash flow analysis.

Responsible for the following:
Xiaoping Hu
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Rachael Hagan
Coulter Program Director
Phone: 404-727-3577
Fax: 404-727-9873
Location: HSRB
Email: rachaelhagan@emory.edu

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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Cynthia Lewis-Webb
Research Financial Analyst
Phone: 404-727-9901
Fax: 404-727-3567
Location: HSRB - E 118
Email: clewisw@emory.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Responsible for post-award processing of grants and contracts. Provides account management, reconciliation, and resolution for principal investigators and research support personnel. Advises and interprets research funding awards, approves and/or monitors accounting and procurement expenditures.

Responsible for the following:
Shuming Nie
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Lisa Simmons
Department Administrator, Emory
Phone: 404-727-9875
Fax: 404-727-9874
Location: HSRB - W 234
Email: lisa.simmons@emory.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Responsible for the management of all of the department's research, business activities and administrative services. Plans, coordinates and is accountable for the department including grants and contracts, development and administration of departmental budgets, financial analysis, data processing operations, and human resources management.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear TBA
Sponsored Research Administrator
Phone: 404-727-0353
Fax: 404-727-9874
Location: HSRB - W 236
Email: lsimmon@emory.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Responsible for post award processing of grants and contracts. Provides account management, reconciliation, and resolution for principal investigators and research support personnel. Advises and interprets research funding awards, approve and/or monitor accounting and procurement expenditures, and provide direct support with accounts payable/receivable processes.

Responsible for the following:
Michael Davis, Hanjoong Jo, Shella Keilholz, Lena Ting and Robert Lee
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Department of Biomedical Engineering: BME clear Leita Young
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 404-712-9716
Fax: 404-727-9873
Location: WMB 2001
Email: lkyoung@emory.edu

Key Responsibilities:
Povides administrative support and oversees office operations. Ensures office activities comply with policies and procedures. Initiates, processes and maintains records and invoices. Oversees ordering and maintenance of office supplies and forms. Coordinates domestic and foreign travel arrangements. Processes VISA paperwork for international staff, students and visiting scholars.
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