URA Staff Update – Contracts Team

Hello –

Please help me in welcoming Dan Bristow to the contracting team within URA. Dan obtained his JD from St. Louis University and comes to us after having worked at Northwestern University and Rush University Medical Center doing research related contracts. As noted in the attached document, Dan’s primary areas of responsibility will be clinical trials and corporate sponsored research for the non hematology/oncology departments of Medicine, all clinical trials and corporate sponsored research for Neurology, and all of our confidential disclosure agreements.

Outside of Dan, the contracting team has gone through several staffing changes in the last several months with the arrival of Julia Shaver, the departure of Jocelyn McCoy, and Stefan Jellicoe assuming Jocelyn’s responsibilities. As a result we have had to re-balance our responsibilities. The attached document outlines what types of contracts and which departments we will each be responsible for. This goes into effect immediately, but any already routed contract will stay with the person who was originally handling it. The URA website will be updated shortly.

As a reminder, all funding instruments (except for clinical trials) should be routed through your pre-award manager initially. The pre-award manager will hand the file off to the contracting team for post-award management/contract negotiation.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Best regards,
Istvan Fekete
Assistant Director Contracts Management