About

Organization overview

About the UF CTSI

The University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) was founded in 2008 to speed the translation of scientific discoveries into improved health by strengthening the university’s ability to conduct clinical and translational research.

An exterior shot of the CTRB in midday

Mission

The mission of the UF CTSI is to improve human health by accelerating the translation of scientific discoveries and the implementation of evidence-based best practices for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure of human disease.

Clinical and Translational Research Building | Credit: UF Photography / Bernard Brzezinski

Principal Investigators

The UF CTSI is supported by multiple NIH grants, most notably a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, and by significant institutional support from UF. As part of its second CTSA awarded in 2015, the UF CTSI expanded its collaboration with Florida State University as a partner in community-based research.


Leadership

The UF CTSI leadership is responsible for providing vision, fostering collaboration, setting goals, and ensuring effective communication within the organization. They also oversee governance, manage services, and represent UF CTSI in national meetings.

Duane A Mitchell
Department: MD-NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY

Duane A Mitchell M.D., Ph.D.

Director – UF Clinical And Translational Science Institute; Assistant Vice President For Research – University Of Florida; Associate Dean – UF College Of Medicine
Phone: (352) 273-8880
Elizabeth A Shenkman
Department: MD-HOBI-GENERAL

Elizabeth A Shenkman Ph.D.

Department Chair And Professor
Phone: (352) 265-7220
E. Mendy Dunn
Department: MD-CTSI-LEADERSHIP

E. Mendy Dunn

Chief Operating Officer, CTSI
Phone: (352) 294-5797
LaWanna Duncan
Department: MD-CTSI-LEADERSHIP

LaWanna Duncan

Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (352) 273-8963
Edward W Neu
Department: MD-CTSI-INFO MGMT

Edward W Neu

Director, Information Management
Phone: (850) 591-5948
Jennifer D Moses
Department: HA-HSC NEWS / COMMUNICATIONS

Jennifer D Moses

Associate Director Of Communications
Phone: (352) 294-5399

    Staff

    Sabaina Ahmed

    Sabaina Ahmed

    Research Administrator I
    Phone: (352) 273-5144
    Julia L Andresen

    Julia L Andresen

    Research Administrator II
    Phone: (352) 294-8336
    April N Braxton

    April N Braxton

    MGR, Research Administration
    Phone: (352) 294-5880
    Linda Carlin

    Linda Carlin

    Administrative Specialist II
    Phone: (352) 294-5270
    Brian J Fischbach

    Brian J Fischbach

    Data Management Analyst II
    Phone: (352) 273-8896
    Kristina E Forman

    Kristina E Forman

    Marketing And Comm Specialist
    Phone: (352) 273-5517
    Mary Gipson

    Mary Gipson

    Academic Program Spec II
    Phone: (352) 294-8340
    Joey A Goodman

    Joey A Goodman MSLHRD, SHRM-SCP

    Assistant Director, Administrative Services
    Phone: (352) 294-8347
    Daniel J Holtzhouse

    Daniel J Holtzhouse

    HR Generalist II
    Phone: (352) 273-6578
    Angela Hunter-Edwards

    Angela Hunter-Edwards

    Research Assistant III
    Phone: (352) 273-8886
    Patricia A Johnson

    Patricia A Johnson

    Administrative Support Assistant 1
    Phone: (352) 273-8883
    Barbara Kays

    Barbara Kays

    AST DIR, Finance
    Phone: (352) 273-8926
    Blair Lawson

    Blair Lawson

    Academic Program Spec II
    Phone: (352) 273-8479
    Joanna H Lowenstein

    Joanna H Lowenstein PHD

    AST DIR, Research Admin
    Phone: (352) 273-8816
    Laura McCraw

    Laura McCraw

    Financials
    Phone: (352) 273-8885
    Audrey M Natwick

    Audrey M Natwick

    T32 Policy & Planning Analyst
    Phone: (352) 294-8332
    Tiffany Noble

    Tiffany Noble

    Research Administrator 1
    Phone: (352) 273-8704
    Brandon Ocheltree

    Brandon Ocheltree

    Financial Analyst I
    Tiffany D Chisholm Pineda

    Tiffany D Chisholm Pineda

    Assistant Director, Clinical Research And Chair, DC3
    Christian A Rodriguez

    Christian A Rodriguez

    Academic Program Spec II
    Phone: (352) 294-8335
    Sandra N Smith

    Sandra N Smith

    Assistant Director, Finance
    Phone: (352) 273-5390
    Mariah Stearman

    Mariah Stearman

    Human Resources Generalist I
    Phone: (352) 294-5406
    Chantel R Thomas

    Chantel R Thomas

    MGR, Administrative Services
    Phone: (352) 273-8154
    Paulette M White

    Paulette M White

    Administrative Specialist II
    Phone: (352) 273-8871
    Jonny W White

    Jonny W White

    Fiscal Assistant III
    Phone: (352) 294-5819

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