• Audrey Carvajal, MSW, MBA

    Financial Analyst

    Office Address
    2525 West End Avenue
    Room / Suite
    11141
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    37203
    (615) 343-7376

    Audrey chiefly manages activities related to personnel administration and facilities. In addition, she serves as the departmental liaison to VUMC’s central human resources and global support offices. She is the main contact for position management, staff recruitment, onboarding, performance development and recognition, payroll, employee relations, and immigration services. Audrey is also the primary contact for employee service agreements (ESAs) with VU, interagency personnel agreements (IPAs) with the VA, Dbconnect approvals, and inquiries regarding Kronos.

  • Pattie Council, CRA

    Grants Manager

    Office Address
    2525 West End Avenue
    Room / Suite
    1100
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    37203
    (615) 875-7161

    Pattie primarily assists faculty in preparing and assembling grant proposals/contracts in compliance with sponsor, VUMC, and federal guidelines. In addition, she interacts with other departments and agencies to facilitate the development, submission, and administration of grant proposals. As a certified research administrator (CRA), Pattie possesses a comprehensive knowledge of best practices in sponsored research administration. She also monitors terms and agreements of grant awards for compliance.

  • Peg Duthie, MA

    Program Manager - Communications

    Office Address
    2525 West End Avenue
    Room / Suite
    11138C2
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    37203

    Peg is involved with creating, editing, proofing, and implementing a wide array of communications, from the department’s online presence and recruitment materials to manuscripts, abstracts, and funding proposals. She also manages and supports official correspondence and special projects for the department chair and senior leadership.  

  • Nicole Gunnison, BS

    Budget/Accounting Analyst

    Office Address
    2525 West End Avenue
    Room / Suite
    1100
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    37203
    (615) 875-0886

    Nicole primarily assists faculty and staff with effort management and supports the Resource Allocation Committee by providing regular effort-gap analysis and reporting. She also conducts financial and budget analyses to assess and enhance financial and related operational methods and activities.  

  • Sandra Hewston, MEd, CPA

    Senior Financial Analyst

    Office Address
    2525 West End Avenue
    Room / Suite
    11130
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    37203
    Phone
    (615) 936-4889

    Sandra primarily supports faculty and senior staff with complex financial analyses on post-award activities to assess the viability of strategic and financial plans and research programs.  As a certified public accountant, she integrates financial principles, theories, and concepts to develop relevant reports for principal investigators. In addition, she monitors research programs and project implementation expenditures to ensure compliance with institutional and federal guidelines. 

  • Jenny Jones, BS

    Assistant to the Chair

    Office Address
    2525 West End Avenue
    Room / Suite
    11131
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    37203
    (615) 936-6760

    Jenny provides administrative and business support to the department chair, and to other faculty as requested by the chair. In addition, she serves as the departmental liaison to the Office of Faculty Affairs and assists with faculty recruitment, appointment, and reappointment processes. Jenny is also the primary coordinator of the CQS Summer Institute.  

  • Chazlie Miller, BS

    Program Manager - Biostatistics Graduate Program

    Office Address
    2525 West End Avenue
    Room / Suite
    11142
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    37203
    (615) 875-4685

    Chazlie is responsible for all aspects of the Biostatistics Graduate Program, including budgeting, managing the content and framework, and facilitating the admissions process. She also assists with establishing new educational initiatives, such as the distance learning program.  

  • Tawanna Peters

    Lead Administrative Assistant

    Office Address
    2525 West End Avenue
    Room / Suite
    11138C
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    37203
    Phone
    (615) 322-2001

    Tawanna provides administrative and business support to the department, mainly with planning and arranging travel and other logistics for invited speakers and coordinating large group meetings for faculty and senior staff.  In addition, she assists with special programs such as the CQS Summer Institute.  She is the main contact for inquiries regarding Concur.  

  • Cierra Streeter, BS

    Associate Program Manager

    2525 West End Avenue
    Room / Suite
    1100
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    37203
    (615) 322-2001

    Cierra supports various administrative and financial processes, including office operations, staff onboarding, procurement, space management, and special events coordination. She also serves as the departmental liaison to VUMC’s central procurement and disbursement offices, its facilities management department, and external business groups and service providers.    

  • Janey Wang, MS, MEng

    Chief Business Officer • Department Administrator

    Office Address
    2525 West End Avenue
    Room / Suite
    1100
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    37203
    (615) 322-5752

    Janey oversees the administrative team and is responsible for planning, organizing, and managing departmental fiscal and human resources to support collaborative research and educational activities. She interacts with VUMC Academic Enterprise, the hospitals, and the medical center administration to ensure that these activities are coordinated and integrated in compliance with established policies and procedures. Janey is the primary contact for purchase and equipment requisitions, travel, contracts, and the authorization and approval of other expenses. She also works closely with the department chair and senior leadership on budget preparation and expenditure.