For general questions related to:
For Emergencies (Internal customers)
Note that SPARC observers University holidays and closures. Any proposal deadline should be coordinated prior to the deadline in accordance with SPARC’s 5 day rule. For emergencies related to grants & contracts or compliance contact Krystal Toups, AVP for SPARC or Dr. Yousif Shamoo, VPR for Research.
Contacts for Grant & Contracts Questions and Issues. To determine who your departments assigned SPARC Grants & Contracts Specialist is visit Department Assignment.
Aaron Parvis, Associate Director of Grants and Contracts, 713-348-5584
Richard Mendez, Grant Specialist I, 713-348-5072
Stacy Ridling, Grant Specialist III, 713-348-6173
Katie Ta, Grant Specialist, 713-348-2452
C. Lee Taylor, Data Analyst, 713-348-4820
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) / Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
Sarah Viranda, Compliance Administrator (IACUC & IBC), 713-348-2342
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