Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research & Training Institute

CVRTI Core Staff


Nuria Anderson
Executive Assistant
(801) 587-9514 |

Nuria Anderson is an Executive Assistant at CVRTI. She joined the team in March 2024 and has extensive administrative experience in various industries. Nuria assists CVRTI Leadership and coordinates the weekly CVRTI Seminar Series and recruitment visits.  

Greg Brown - Facilities Specialist

Greg Brown
Facilities Specialist
(801) 587-9507 |

Greg joined the CVRTI in June 2021 and has been at the University of Utah for about 3 years.  In support of building operations and personnel, he enjoys a balance of special projects and standing duties that keep things moving towards CVRTI’s goals and mission.

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Kat Cannon
Administrative Manager
(801) 587-9508 |

Kat Cannon is an Administrative Manager at the CVRTI. She works closely with the Grants and Contracts Officer, the Operations Director, Principal Investigators, and their labs providing administrative support. With five years of previous administrative experience at the University of Utah Hospital and a combined 12 years in Executive Assistant roles, Kat has gained a robust knowledge of management and efficient handling of requests.

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Coby Leavitt - Lab Specialist

Coby Leavitt
Lab Specialist
(801) 587-pending |

Coby joined CVRTI in June 2022 as a laboratory specialist. He oversees management of the operating room and associated facilities that investigators and their teams perform studies in. With over a decade of experience working in the veterinary field, Coby is extremely well versed about the needs of a dynamic and fast-paced surgical suite, as well as keeping the teams that use them happy. 

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Stefanie Lehman 
Administrative Project Specialist
(801) 581-8183 | 

Stefanie joined the CVRTI as an Administrative Project Lead in March 2024. She works closely with the Associate Director and Administrative Manager to plan, coordinate, and lead administrative projects within the organization. She collaborates and supports other Core Staff members in the event of absences, assists in the development of institute budgets and forecasts, and compiles data to assist in accounting processes and preparing financial reports and transactions. 

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Anja Petrovic
Grants and Contracts Officer
(801) 587-9508 |

Anja Petrovic is a Grants and Contracts Officer at the CVRTI. She works closely with the Operations Director, Administrative Manager and Principal Investigators. She has recently joined CVRTI in July 2023, previously working at University of Utah Campus-Purchasing as an Auditor for 4 years. She has over 10 years of experience in customer service, administration support and finance. She has been at the University of Utah since 2013.

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Megan Woodard
Administrative Assistant

(801) 581-5834 |

Megan Woodard is an Administrative Assistant at the CVRTI. She works closely with the Administrative Manager, the Operations Director, Grants team, Principal Investigators and their labs providing administrative support. She just recently joined the team in October 2022 after five years of management experience and is looking forward to advancing her career in academic administration.

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Haonan Yang, MS
Network Admin
(801) 587-9524 |

Haonan is an IT Specialist with eight years of experience working in the higher education industry. He works with lab staff, trainees, and Investigators,resolving IT issues and educating them on various software and networks. 

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