Megan Leksell is the Center Administrative Officer of the VVC. She began working at VUMC in November 2013 and has worked in grants administration for over 7 years. Megan is responsible for the pre- and post-award grants and contracts portfolio within the VVC and manages human resources, faculty affairs, center policies, purchasing and travel. She manages the financial matters for all faculty and core laboratories in the center. She serves as a resource facilitating internal and external assurance of compliance for the VVC. She monitors terms and agreements of awards while representing the center and interacting with internal departments and sponsors during all phases of the proposal both pre- and post-award. She provides leadership for a knowledgeable and operational administrative team to conduct the daily tasks of the department’s business. She is an active member of the National Council of University Research Administrators & The Medical Group Management Association.