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Research Leadership and Administration

Srinivasan Beddhu, MD


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Alfred K. Cheung, MD


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Mary Beth Scholand, MD


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Research Leadership and Administration

Scott Low

Director, Research Administration & Clinical Trials Unit

Scott received an MBA from the University of Utah and joined IM Research Administration in 2016. Prior to that time he managed the HCI Research Compliance Office for four years and he also has regulatory experience from the private sector.

Masha Boguslavsky

Research Compliance Education Specialist

Masha received an MA from the University of Washington and has worked at the University of Utah since 2012. Prior to joining The Clinical Trials Unit in 2017, Masha worked as a Research Analyst in the Department of Pediatrics, a Study Coordinator in the Division of Nephrology, and as an IRB Coordinator.

Contact for questions about: Training opportunities/suggestions; Workshops; Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP); IRB questions/help with applications; Guidance on various aspects of clinical trials; Quarterly Research Staff Meetings; Internal Auditing

Lyna W. Saffell

Clinical Site Monitor

Lyna joined the Clinical Trials Unit Team in 2021. Previously, she worked with the Genitourinary Team in the Clinical Trials Office at the Huntsman Cancer Institute for 10 years. Her previous experience at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) includes Clinical Research Data Coordinator, Senior Clinical Research Coordinator, and most recently, Project Administrator.  She also spent time in the private sector working with electronic clinical, evidence-based content.

Contact for questions about: Monitoring; Quality Assurance; Adherence to GCP; Eligibility; Protocol Review; Regulatory Documentation, including consent; Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs); Study Initiation Visits (SIVs); Training Documentation.

Jennifer Hammond

Clinical Trials Accounting & Finance Manager

Before joining the Clinical Trials Unit in 2019, Jennifer worked with the clinical trial finances at Huntsman Cancer Institute for 8 years, and recently with Internal Medicine Research Administration (since 2012). She received an MBA from the University of Utah in 2007.  

Contact for questions about: uTRAC applications, clearing EPIC WQs, uTRAC ePays, and for any finance related questions and training.