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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Institute for Public Health and Medicine
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Administrative Support

The Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) provides administrative support to IPHAM faculty. This support includes research administration services, communications-related support and professional affairs coordination. If you are in need of support, use the information below to determine your point of contact.

Administrative Director
Kevin Connolly
Phone: 312-503-5511

Research Administration

Lead: Seletta E. Nichols, Associate Director of Research Administration

The Research Administration Team oversees and manages pre and post-award administration, including approvals of procurement and expense reports, proposal development, award setup and management, budget preparation, compliance, effort reporting, financial management and financial reporting and projections.

See a complete list of administrative contacts by faculty member. 

Center Research Administration

Lead: Juleen Morford (312-503-5514), Manager of Research Administration.


Name Assigned Center(s)
Monika Lagaard
Center for Health Information Partnerships
Kathy Maczka
Center for Community Health
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Valarie Thomas

Center for Education in Health Sciences
Center for Engineering and Health
Center for Health Services & Outcomes Research
Institute for Global Health

Juleen Morford

Center for Translational Metabolism & Health
Center for Health Services & Outcomes Research
Center for Community Health

Lisette Rubio
Just in Time (JIT) requests, Other Support pages, Biosketches, RPPRs, and Subcontract POs

Financial Administration

Contact: Tameka Carter, Financial Administrator

The Financial Administration Team provides overall fiscal management, accounting, and financial reporting for all IPHAM centers. They are involved in daily transaction processing and manage accounts payable and receivable. They also play a key role in the annual budgeting and forecasting processes.

Communications Support

Contact: Adela Mizrachi, Communications Specialist

The Communications Team supports IPHAM faculty by assisting in the dissemination of their research and announcements. Avenues of communication that can be utilized by IPHAM faculty include the IPHAM website, the IPHAM Bulletin weekly newsletter, the IPHAM social media channels (Twitter and Facebook) and a variety of other ways to syndicate content via Feinberg School of Medicine Communications, Northwestern University Relations, the ASPPH Friday Letter and other outlets. Additionally, the Communications Team provides consultations and writing/editing support

Professional Affairs Coordination

Contact: Kara Pederson, Associate Professional Affairs Administrator

Professional Affairs Coordination partners directly with Northwestern’s Human Resources department to provide human resources support to IPHAM faculty and staff. Professional Affairs can assist faculty and staff with recruiting fresh talent for both faculty and staff appointments, onboarding new hires, overseeing performance evaluations, distributing merit increases, managing employee relations issues such as corrective action, sending a monthly HR newsletter with IPHAM HR updates and applying for visas for faculty and staff. Professional Affairs is also available for any coaching or mediation from which faculty or staff members might benefit.

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