Meet the Team

Name

Contact Information

Departmental Assignments

Monia Mariani-Besch

Senior Grants Manager

646-962-4032
mom4004@med.cornell.edu

  • Clinical Translational Science Center (CTSC)
  • Medicine-Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care
  • Pediatrics
  • WCM Qatar
Concynella Graham-Wright, MPA

Team Lead

646-962-4022
cog2006@med.cornell.edu

  • Brain & Mind Research Institute
  • MD/PhD Program
  • Medicine - CEESR
  • Meyer Cancer Center
  • Microbiology & Immunology
Beatrice Moy, Ed.D

Senior Grants Specialist


646-962-4020
bem4002@med.cornell.edu

  • Anesthesiology
  • Center for Reproductive Medicine & Infertility
  • Genetic Medicine
  • Graduate School
  • Medicine - Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine - Public Health Programs
  • Medicine - Regenerative Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Tri-I Research & Training
Christine Lee

Senior Grants Specialist

646-962-3892
chl4028@med.cornell.edu

  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Institute for Research in IBD
  • Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
  • Medicine - Global Health
  • Medicine - Nephrology & Hypertension
  • Metabolics Health Center
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Physiology & Biophysics
  • Urology
Diana Hippolyte

Senior Grants Specialist

646-962-4410
dih2008@med.cornell.edu

  • Population Health Sciences
  • Radiology
  • Prior approval requests for ALL departments
Matteus de Melo

Senior Grants Specialist

646-962-4023
mnd4001@med.cornell.edu

  • Biochemistry
  • Drukier Institute for Children's Health
  • Information Technologies & Services
  • Medicine - General Internal Medicine
  • Medicine - Medical Ethics
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiaton Oncology
Sara Ahmed, MPA

Senior Grants Specialist

646-962-4025
saa4021@med.cornell.edu

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Research Institute
  • Cell & Developmental Biology
  • Medicine - Cardiology
  • Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • Medicine - Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine
  • Medicine - Hematology & Medical Oncology
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Surgery

The Grants Team supports the WCM research community by helping WCM faculty find and pursue viable research opportunities and manage their awards from inception to closeout. OSRA serves as the liaison between Principal Investigator(s) (PIs) and Sponsors so our researchers can focus their time and talent on science. The team liaises closely with Grant Accounting, JCTO, University Counsel, CTL, IRB, IACUC, EHS, Conflicts Management Office and Research Compliance departments.

In addition to shaping institutional policy to promote and protect faculty research and creativity OSRA is responsible for the following activities:

  • Facilitate pre-award activities on behalf of Principal Investigators
    • Proposal review & submission
    • Just-in Time (JIT) requests
    • Notice of award processing and activation
    • Incoming and outgoing Subaward requests
  • Authority to review, approve, and submit grant and contract proposals on behalf of WCM
    • Award maintenance activities
    • Ensure awards maintain compliance with regulatory agencies
    • Submission of progress reports with institutional approval
  • Review and submit actions requiring sponsor prior-approval
    • Extensions with & without funding
    • Changes in scope of work
    • Significant changes of effort
    • Foreign and/or New key Collaborators
    • Pre-award spending (based on sponsor-specific guidelines)
    • Restricted carry-forward
    • Grant Transfers (incoming and outgoing)

Grant Life Cycle

Where would you like to go today?

 Grant submissions  OSRA - Awards Reporting  OSRA - JIT   

OSRA - Grant Transfers

Open Office Hours

Please submit a consultation request form to schedule a 30 minute zoom appointment with a representative of the grants team on Fridays from 11am – 1pm.

Have any Questions?

Call us at (646) 962-8290 or

email grantsandcontracts@med.cornell.edu