Research Administration Team

Alfred K. Cheung

Alfred K. Cheung

Title:  Vice Chair, Research

Dr. Cheung is a Professor of Medicine, Chief of Division of Nephrology & Hypertension and Executive Director of the Dialysis Program at the University of Utah Hospital & Clinics. He holds the inaugural Dialysis Research Foundation endowed chair. Dr. Cheung received his M.D. degree from Albany Medical College in New York. He completed his Nephrology fellowship training from the University of California at San Diego. He is a translational laboratory and clinical investigator in the areas of chronic kidney disease, hemodialysis and hypertension and receives his research funding primarily from the NIH. 

Adam Cohen, MD

Adam Cohen, MD

Title:  Clinical Research Compliance Director

Dr.  Cohen is an Assistant Professor in the Oncology Division and received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School.  He is a member of the HCI Experimental Therapeutics program.  Specialties are neuro-oncology, breast oncology and gynecologic cancers, with a focus on clinical trials and pharmacogenomics.  Dr. Cohen co-chairs HCI’s Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee, which reviews cancer-related research projects for scientific merit and compliance with NCI guidelines.

Contact for questions about:  investigator-initiated trials, sponsor or internal audits, and clinical research compliance best practices. 

Email:  adam.cohen@hci.utah.edu

Phone:  801-587-4024

Scott Low, MBA, CCRP

Scott Low, MBA, CCRP

Title:  Interim Director, Research Administration

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.

Contact for clinical questions about: clinical research regulatory compliance, including 1) IRB questions; 2)c clinicaltrials.gov; and 3) FDA IND applications.

Contact for research questions about: administrative support for research grants, contract submissions, post-award management, research regulatory compliance, department letters of support, and any other research administration issue. 

Email:  scott.low@hsc.utah.edu

Phone:  801-585-1380

Heather Parkin, MPA

Heather Parkin, MPA

Title:  Clinical Research Manager

Heather has extensive research management experience in both pre- and post-award administration of federal and industry funded studies. She has been with the University for 21 years and received her MPA from the University of Utah.

Contact for questions about: Large projects including budgeting, contracting, and post-award financial management.

Email:  heather.parkin@hsc.utah.edu

Phone:  801-585-7090

Janet Hood

Janet Hood

Title:  Clinical Research Manager

Janet has worked at the University of Utah since 1983 where she started in the School of Medicine Dean’s Office in Student Affairs and Admissions.  After graduating from the University of Utah with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Business, she worked in the Dean’s Finance Office for several years.  It was there that she eventually became the Manager of Sponsored Projects for the School of Medicine and gained a love for Research Administration.  She continued to focus on Research Administration while being Division Manager for Cardiovascular Genetics for 26 years.  She is currently a Grants Manager for Hematology and Cardiovascular Medicine assisting with pre- and post-award grant management. 

Contact for questions about: Hematology or Cardiovascular Medicine grant management issues

Email:  janet.hood@utah.edu

Phone:  801-503-2091 (email preferred)

Jennifer Hammond, MBA

Jennifer Hammond, MBA

Title:  Research Manager

Jennifer worked with clinical trial finances at Huntsman Cancer Institute for eight years before joining Internal Medicine Research Administration in 2012. She received an MBA from the University of Utah in 2007.

Contact for questions about: ePARs (faculty salary distributions), cost transfers, preliminary project forms, and clinical trials finances.

Email:  jennifer.hammond@hsc.utah.edu

Phone:  801-581-6526

Kris Larrabee

Kris Larrabee

Title:  Grants and Contracts Manager

Kris has over 30 years of experience working in a wide variety of administrative roles. While she joined Internal Medicine in 2016, she has been at the University of Utah since 2004.

Contact Kris for questions about: Grant and contract submissions (particularly career development awards), agency and U of U policies and requirements, funding opportunities, and post-award project management.

Email:  kris.larrabee@hsc.utah.edu

Phone:  801-585-7655

Jessica Little

Jessica Little

Title:  Research Manager

Jessica has extensive pre- and post- award experience on federal and foundation grants. She previously worked in the Senior Vice President for Health Science Research Unit providing pre-award support for the basic sciences departments as well as the universities Grants and Contracts Accounting. 

Contact Jessica for questions about: Internal Medicine IPAs and UU/VA MOUs

Email:  jessica.little@hsc.utah.edu

Phone:  801-581-3694

Questions and Suggestions

Please contact Scott Low
801-585-1380
Scott.Low@hsc.utah.edu