CVRTI Core Staff
(801) 587-9507 | Greg.Brown@utah.edu
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.
Grants and Contracts Officer
(801) 587-9527 | Brandee.Brunsvik@utah.edu
Brandee joined the CVRTI in 2019 as an Administrative Assistant and was promoted to Grants and Contract Officer in 2021. Brandee works closely with the Operations Director, Faculty, and Core Staff providing pre- and post-award grants management. She serves as the primary contact between Principal Investigators and external grant administrative offices at the University of Utah.
(801) 587-9508 | Kat.Cannon@utah.edu
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.
(801) 587-9525 | Jerry.Jenkins@utah.edu
Jerry joined the CVRTI in January 1976, as a member of the Electronics/Machine Shop Core. His special focus was designing and constructing PC boards and wiring and constructing equipment used for research. Over the years, Jerry’s role evolved to include purchasing for labs and general accounting. In 2011, he was promoted to Administrative Manager and continues to help with institute accounting.
(801) 587-pending | Coby.Leavitt@utah.edu
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.
Grants and Contract Officer
(801) 587-9514 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan joined the CVRTI in 2022 as a Grants and Contract Officer. Ryan works with faculty to provide pre- and post-award grant management. Ryan will serve as the primary contact between the CVRTI Principal Investigators and external grant administrative offices at the University of Utah.
Diane Ragan, CAP, MEP, OM
(801) 581-8183 | Diane.Ragan@utah.edu
Diane is an active member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) where she has held several positions and continues to enjoy mentoring other Admins. She is a Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) with a specialty in Organizational Management and a certificate in Meeting and Event Planning.
(801) 581-pending | email@example.com
Megan Woodard is an Administrative Assistant at the CVRTI. She works closely with the Grants and Contracts Officer, the Operations Director, Principal Investigators and their labs providing administrative support. She just recently joined the team in October of 2022 after five years of management experience and is looking forward to growing her level of experience in the administrative field. She will be helping assist the Administrative Manager as well as oversee the Institute’s Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, board meetings, social gatherings and any other event planning.
Haonan Yang, MS
(801) 587-9524 | Haonan.Yang@utah.edu
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.