Our programmatic grants and the Administrative Cores that are associated with them are supported by two key Center members:
Janet Cushing is an Administrator II in the Center for Musculoskeletal Research (CMSR) providing support to the Administrative Core of the P30 grant and other NIH funded grants throughout the CMSR. Ms. Cushing initially worked as a technician in the laboratory and for more than 20 years she has provided outstanding administrative support to the CMSR. Ms. Cushing oversees the activities of all laboratory personnel, including technical staff, students, and post doctoral fellows. She is responsible for all post-award processing, including ordering of supplies, materials, and equipment that are required for individual projects and the core facilities as well as all personnel hiring and evaluations. Ms. Cushing attends all of the Administrative Core meetings and is responsible for administration and reporting of the budgetary activities.
Tiffany Totman is the Grants Administrator in the CMSR providing support to the Administrative Core of the P30 grant and other NIH funded grants throughout the CMSR. Ms. Totman is responsible for all pre-award processing of applications as well as the scheduling and management of administrative meetings associated with our programmatic grants. Ms. Totman schedules, invites, and organizes the yearly Advisory Council Meetings and conference calls. She also supports the development and distribution of all reports for programmatic grants; these include progress reports to NIH program personnel and reporting to internal and external advisors and personnel associated with the programs. Ms. Totman also assists with and keeps records of all manuscript submissions. She participates in the organization and execution of the yearly T32- & P30-sponsored CMSR Symposium, including administrative support for abstract submission, meeting arrangements, research award selection process, and the guest speaker invitation. Ms. Totman also serves as the CMSR Website Administrator.
Additional CMSR Administrative Support Personnel
(Lab Tech II)