MaryAnn Deom, M.S., has been named Interim Director of the Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP), effective January 21, 2015.
Deom replaces Dr. Regina Smith, Associate Vice President for Research, who recently retired from UGA after directing OSP for the past 14 years. Deom joined UGA as an educational program specialist for the Department of Psychology’s Southeastern Center for Applied Cognitive Research in 1995, and began her career with OSP as a grants specialist in 1999. She has served as Associate Director of OSP since 2005. Since 2006, she has been UGA’s primary liaison for the Federal Demonstration Project, a cooperative initiative between federal agencies and institutions that receive federal funds to reduce administrative burdens associated with grants and contracts.
Chris King, DVM, replaces Dr. Smith as the institutional Research Integrity Officer (RIO), with responsibilities for Conflict of Interest and Responsible Conduct in Research, effective January 21, 2015.
Dr. King is Associate Vice President for Research Integrity and Safety, as well as Professor of Population Health in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The addition of RIO to his responsibilities completes a Research Integrity and Safety portfolio that also includes animal and human subjects, biosafety, export control, and research safety. Dr. King also serves as director of the animal care and use program, a role he has played since 2004.
“Besides directing Sponsored Programs, Dr. Regina Smith played a number of other important roles at the University. We are fortunate to have individuals of the quality and experience of MaryAnn and Chris to fill these roles without missing a beat,” said Vice President for Research David Lee.