Office of Sponsored Research Administration

OSRA Departmental Assignments

Key Services:
  • Grant application review and submission
  • Just-in-Time review and submission
  • Grants transfers between institutions
  • Review and negotiation of grant agreement terms
Felicia Sosa Team Lead
Grants Manager
T: (646) 962-4027
Email: fea2006@med.cornell.edu

Department Assignments:
  • CTSC
  • Medicine: Pulmonary & Critical Care

Concynella Graham-Wright, MPA
Grants & Contracts Specialist
T: (646) 962-4022
Email: cog2006@med.cornell.edu

Department Assignments:
  • Genetic Medicine
  • MD/PhD Program
  • Medicine: CIMA
  • Medicine: Clinical Epidemiology &
    Evaluative Services
  • Medicine: Hematology & Medical Oncology
  • Microbiology & Immunology
  • Neurology
  • Urology

Althea Hicks, MPH
Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist
T: (646) 962-4020
Email: alh2030@med.cornell.edu

Department Assignments:
  • Medicine: Emergency Medicine
  • Medicine: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • Medicine: General Internal Medicine
  • Medicine: Geriatrics & Gerontology
  • Medicine: Hospital Medicine
  • Medicine: Immunology
  • Pathology
  • Psychiatry: Payne Whitney and Westchester
  • Surgery


Elizabeth Manning
Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist
T: (646) 962-4025
Email: elm2033@med.cornell.edu

Department Assignments:
  • Graduate School
  • Healthcare Policy & Research
  • Jill Roberts IBD Institute
  • Medicine: Medical Ethics
  • Medicine: Public Health Programs
  • Medicine: Regenerative Medicine
  • Meyer Cancer Center
  • Physiology & Biophysics
  • Radiation Oncology


Rahul Shrivastava
Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist
T: (646) 962-4023
Email: ras2062@med.cornell.edu

Department Assignments:
  • Academic Affairs
  • Anesthesiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cell & Developmental Biology
  • Dermatology
  • Library
  • Medicine: Cardiology
  • Medicine: Center for Reproductive Medicine
  • Medicine: Clinical Pharmacology
  • Medicine: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Medicine: Nephrology & Hypertension
  • Metabolic Health Center
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Rehabilitative Medicine
  • Senior Associate Dean for Research


Kelsi Welter
Grants & Contracts Specialist
T: (646) 962-4034
Email: klw2004@med.cornell.edu

Department Assignments:
  • Brain & Mind Research Institute
  • Medicine: Administration
  • Medicine: International Medicine & Infectious Diseases
  • Radiology


Contracts Staff:
Key Services:
  • Reviews & negotiates Industry Contracts, including:
    • Sponsored Research Agreements
    • Material Transfer Agreements (incoming)
    • Data Use Agreements, Service Agreements
    • Consulting Agreements (outgoing)
    • Confidential Disclosure Agreements
    • Core Service Agreements.
Christopher Varacchi, JD Team Lead
Manager, Industry Agreements and Subawards
T: (646) 962-4032
Email: chv2013@med.cornell.edu

Department Assignments:
  • Academic Affairs
  • Genetic Medicine
  • Healthcare Policy & Research
  • Medicine: CIMA
  • Medicine: General Internal Medicine
  • MINT
  • Senior Associate Dean for Research
  • WCM-Q

Jazmin Kirby, JD
Senior Contracts Specialist
T: (646) 962-4043
Email: jak2055@med.cornell.edu

Department Assignments:
  • Anesthesiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Brain & Mind Research Institute
  • Dean’s Lab
  • Graduate School
  • Library
  • MD/PhD Program
  • Medicine: Administration
  • Medicine: Geriatrics & Gerontology
  • Medicine: Hospital Medicine
  • Medicine: Immunology
  • Medicine: International Medicine &
    Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine: Medical Ethics
  • Medicine: Nephrology &
  • Hypertension
  • Medicine: Pulmonary &
    Critical Care
  • Medicine: Regenerative Medicine
  • Metabolic Health Center
  • Meyer Cancer Center
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pathology
  • Physiology & Biophysics
  • Radiology


Hiu Ching (Barbara) Lau
Contracts Specialist
T: (646) 962-4028
Email: hil2001@med.cornell.edu

Department Assignments:
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cell & Developmental Biology
  • CTSC
  • Dermatology
  • Jill Roberts IBD Institute
  • Medicine: Cardiology
  • Medicine: Center for Reproductive
    Medicine
  • Medicine: Clinical Epidemiology &
    Evaluative Services
  • Medicine: Clinical Pharmacology
  • Medicine: Emergency Medicine
  • Medicine: Endocrinology, Diabetes
    & Metabolism
  • Medicine: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • Medicine: Hematology & Oncology
  • Microbiology & Immunology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Rehabilitative Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Urology



Subawards Staff:
Key Services:
  • Reviews & negotiates incoming and outgoing Subaward (Consortium) Agreements
  • Performs subrecipient monitoring and risk assessment of consortium sites
Christopher Varacchi, JD Team Lead
Manager, Industry Agreements and Subawards
T: (646) 962-4032
Email: chv2013@med.cornell.edu

Sabrina Beaver
Senior Subawards Specialist
T: (646) 962-4031
Email: sdb2007@med.cornell.edu

Department Assignments:
  • Academic Affairs
  • Anesthesiology
  • Brain & Mind Research Institute
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cell & Developmental Biology
  • Graduate School
  • Healthcare Policy & Research
  • Jill Roberts IBD Institute
  • Library
  • Medicine: Administration
  • Medicine: Cardiology
  • Medicine: Center for Reproductive Medicine
  • Medicine: CIMA
  • Medicine: Clinical Pharmacology
  • Medicine: Emergency Medicine
  • Medicine: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Medicine: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • Medicine: General Internal Medicine
  • Medicine: Hospital Medicine
  • Medicine: Nephrology/Hypertension
  • Metabolic Health Center
  • Microbiology & Immunology
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Rehabilitative Medicine
  • Senior Associate Dean for Research
  • Surgery


Patricia Kennedy
Senior Subawards Specialist
T: (646) 784-0545
Email: pak3001@med.cornell.edu

Department Assignments:
  • Biochemistry
  • CTSC
  • Dean’s Lab
  • Dermatology
  • Genetic Medicine
  • MD/PhD Program
  • Medicine: Clinical Epidemiology &
    Evaluative Services
  • Medicine: Hematology & Medical Oncology
  • Medicine: Immunology
  • Medicine: Medical Ethics
  • Medicine: Public Health Programs
  • Medicine: Pulmonary & Critical Care
  • Medicine: Regenerative Medicine
  • Meyer Cancer Center
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology & Biophysics
  • Psychiatry: Payne Whitney and Westchester
  • Urology


Kelsi Welter
Grants & Contracts Specialist
T: (646) 962-4034
Email: klw2004@med.cornell.edu

Department Assignments:
  • Medicine: International Medicine &
    Infectious Diseases
  • Radiology


Kate Nicita
Contracts & Subawards Specialist
T: (646) 962-4029
Email: kan2018@med.cornell.edu

Department Assignments:
  • Medicine: Geriatrics & Gerontology
  • Pediatrics
  • WCM Qatar


Research & Financial Administrators
Key Services:
  • Processes ERFs and internal documents
  • Notice of Award review and distribution
  • Compliance checks
  • Account creation
Stephen Hunt, MPA Team Lead
Associate Director, OSRA
T: (646) 962-4042
Email: sjh2004@med.cornell.edu

Felicia Chaviano
Quality Assurance Specialist
T: (646) 962-4036
Email: fec2005@med.cornell.edu

Department Assignments:
  • Medicine: Emergency Medicine
  • Medicine: General Internal Medicine
  • Medicine: Geriatrics & Gerontology
  • Medicine: Hospital Medicine

  • Medicine: Immunology
  • Medicine: Pulmonary & Critical Care
  • CTSC

Jessie Heller
Research & Financial Administrator
T: (646) 962-4033
Email: jeh2051@med.cornell.edu

Department Assignments:
  • Brain & Mind Research Institute
  • Genetic Medicine
  • Graduate School
  • MD/PhD Program
  • Medicine: CIMA
  • Medicine: Clinical Epidemiology &
    Evaluative Services
  • Medicine: Gastroenterology &
    Hepatology
  • Medicine: Hematology & Medical Oncology
  • Neurology


Suzanna Lee
Research & Financial Administrator
T: (646) 962-4039
Email: sul2023@med.cornell.edu

Department Assignments:
  • Academic Affairs
  • Anesthesiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cell & Developmental Biology
  • Dermatology
  • Library
  • Medicine: Administration
  • Medicine: Cardiology
  • Medicine: Center for Reproductive
  • Medicine: Clinical Pharmacology
  • Medicine: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Medicine: Nephrology & Hypertension
  • Metabolic Health Center
  • Microbiology & Immunology
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pahtology
  • Psychiatry: Payne Whitney and Westchester
  • Rehabilitative Medicine
  • Senior Associate Dean for Research
  • Urology


Kayisha Brewster
Research & Financial Administrator
T: (646) 962-4030
Email: kab2046@med.cornell.edu

Department Assignments:
  • Healthcare Policy & Research
  • Jill Roberts IBD Institute
  • Medicine: Infectious Disease
  • Medicine: Medical Ethics
  • Medicine: Public Health Programs
  • Medicine: Regenerative Medicine
  • Meyer Cancer Center
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology & Biophysics
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiolofgy
  • Surgery