PreAward Staff


Responsible for:

  • Assisting with the identification of funding opportunities
  • Reviewing program guidelines prior to the submission of applications
  • Providing assistance in proposal development related to sponsor, institutional, and compliance requirements
  • Serving as the liaison with Legal Office in contract review process
  • Reviewing proposals and providing institutional sign-off
  • Receiving notice of award from sponsors and ensuring that the terms are acceptable
  • Requesting to be established
  • Receiving payments from sponsors and ensuring that they are matched to the appropriate accounts
  • Reviewing extension requests and other changes and amendments
  • Reviewing requests for establishment of Residual Accounts
  • Providing training to faculty and departmental administrative research staff on pre-award matters
  • Having oversight for fiscal and administrative compliance issues; liaison with sponsors on behalf of the institution and the investigator relative to matters that require sponsor prior approval.

What address should grant and contract checks be mailed to?

Augusta University Research Institute, Inc.
P.O. Box 945552
Atlanta, GA 30394-5552

 

The pre-award staff members and their assignment areas are shown below:

SHEREE WRIGHT 
SHEREE WRIGHT

Director of Pre-Award Services
 ASHLEY KRUKOWSKI 
ASHLEY KRUKOWSKI

Grants & Contracts Officer
706-721-6482
akrukowski@augusta.edu
 
  • Academic Affairs (includes AHEC)
  • Cancer Research Center (Industry)
  • Cellular Biology & Anatomy
  • Center for Biotech & Genomic Med
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Family Medicine
  • Information Technology
  • Office of the Provost (Academic Affairs)
  • Office of the Provost (Continuing Education)
  • Radiology
  • Vascular Biology
  • VP for Ad,ministration (Auxiliary Services)
BEN HUTTON 
BEN HUTTON

Grants & Contracts Officer
706-721-3506
bhutton@augusta.edu
 

Facilitation for:

  • Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
  • College of Allied Health Sciences
  • College of Dental Medicine
  • College of Graduate Studies
  • College of Nursing
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Institution
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pathology
  • Physiology
  • Surgery
CINDY MANGRUM, PA 
CINDY MANGRUM, PA

Grants & Contracts Officer
706-721-8238
cmangrum@augusta.edu
 

Facilitation for:

  • Administration/University Advancement
  • Cancer Research Center (Grants)
  • Georgia Prevention Institute (GPI)
  • Immunotherapy
  • Institute for Public & Preventive Health (IPPH)
  • Clinical Translational Services
  • Medicine (Hematology/ Oncology/Kutlar)
  • OB/GYN
  • Pediatrics
  • Radiation Oncology
GENO CLARK 
GENO CLARK

Grants & Contracts Officer
706-721-2837
geclark@augusta.edu
 

Facilitation for:

  • AU-UGA Partnership
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • BBDI Memory & Cognition
  • Medical College of Georgia (Administration)
  • Medicine (Dept. of) - Exclude Hematology/Oncology/Kutlar
  • Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Psychiatry & Health Behavior
  • Research (Office of Senior Vice President for Research)
MARGO TOWNSEND 
MARGO TOWNSEND

Grants & Contracts Specialist
706-721-2900
mtownsend@augusta.edu
 
  • Supports Grants & Contracts Officers in facilitation of units as assigned
  • Submission/award database entry and maintenance
YOLANDA WILLINGHAM 
YOLANDA WILLINGHAM

Grants & Contracts Specialist
706-721-6484
yprimus@augusta.edu
 
  • Supports Grants & Contracts Officers in facilitation of units as assigned
  • Submission/award database entry and maintenance
LYNN NORVELL, BBA
LYNN NORVELL, BBA

Accounting Assistant 3
706-721-8289
lnorvell@augusta.edu
Responsible for receipting sponsored grant and contract payments.
CHARLES BRAUTIGAM
CHARLES BRAUTIGAM

Office Coordinator
706-721-6481
cbrautigam@augusta.edu
  • Provides administrative support to Sarah White
  • DSPA administrative support
  • Staff support for AURI Executive Committee and Board of Directors
 Barbara Watkins
Barbara Watkins

Office Assistant
706-721-1942
bwatkins@augusta.edu
  • Administrative Secretary Receptionist.
  • Logs in proposals, payments.