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Highlight the things that come up repeatedly as hallmarks of our research administration ethos at Tufts:

  • Knowledgeable
  • Available
  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Collaborative
  • Friendly


Research Administrator of the Year
  • Boston campus: Brian Lynch, RA –II, Neuroscience, TUSM
    Brian is very knowledgeable, organized and has a great attitude. He is truly a pleasure to work with.
  • Grafton campus: Gail Zamarchi, SRA.
    Gail is very knowledgeable and is excellent in negotiating agreements with private sponsors. She sees the big picture and works collaboratively with other offices at Tufts.
  • Medford campus: Valerie LeBrun, SRA, A&S
    Valerie provides exceptional customer service, initiative, enthusiasm & energy and has a positive - can do attitude!
Central Pre-Award Research Administrator of the Year
  • Boston campus: Kathleen Benoit, SRA, CRA
    Kathleen is an amazing resource and is fantastic to work with. She is willing to reach out to provide one on one conversations providing a high level of customer service when dealing with complex problems


    Medford campus: Vicki Laake, RA-I, CRA
    Vicki is always professional, friendly, and collaborative, and is wonderful to work with.
Central Post-Award Research Administrator of the Year
  • Boston campus: Kelley Whall, Katherine King, Sr Post Award Financial Specialists, SPA
    I can turn to Kelley for nearly any and all questions I have, and she is always responsive, professional, personable, and most important of all, helpful and knowledgeable.  Katherine is awesome to work with, always willing to assist, and provides quick responses. Her work is precise and thorough.

  • Medford campus: Dawn Grasso, Sr Post-Award Financial Specialist, SPA
    Dawn is amazing and responsive to needs, communicates well, is a pleasure to interact with, and brings the best kind of skills and helpfulness to the job.

Research Administration Trailblazer award – team of five, provided support to 15 units in 18 months.
  • Denise Rouleau, RA Associate Director at the Cummings School, CRA
    Worked at all three campuses: Computer Science/SOE; HNRCA; TIE, and now Cummings School

  • Greg Simpson, RA Associate Director, Fletcher School, CRA
    Also worked at Dev, Molecular, and Chemical Biology/TUSM

  • Jori Barabino, SRA, CRA
    Provided support at the Friedman School, Antioxidant Lab at HNRCA, continues to support Physiology Lab at HNRCA while also serving as SRA at ORA Medford

  • Meryem Ould-Sfiya, SRA
    Supports Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

  • Nicole Tardiff, SRA
    Supports Department of Occupational Therapy and partially supports Psychology at A&S. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering/SOE.

Outstanding New Research Administration Professional
  • Mikki Hui, RA-I, Cummings School
    Mikki is very responsive and continuously learns and expands her competencies as a research administrator.