Alice Tangredi-Hannon


Number of Years in Research Administration: 39

Institutions: Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University, Brown University, University of Rhode Island


Alice Tangredi-Hannon joined Yale University in the fall of 2006 as its first University Research Compliance Officer (URCO).  In this role, Alice has been a critical participant in the creation of Yale’s Research Enterprise under the Associate Vice President for Research Administration.  As the URCO, Alice’s responsibilities included creating a sponsored projects educational training program for staff and faculty, developing sponsored projects policies, procedures and guides, conducting regulatory assessments, and participating in the implementation of regulatory systems (e.g., Project Manager for the effort reporting system implementation, conflict of interest, clinical trials business process review).  


From March 2014 to March 2016, Alice served in a dual role as Yale’s URCO and the Interim Executive Director, Office of Sponsored Projects.  During this two-year period, Alice reorganized Yale’s pre and post award offices into a single organization for a more synergistic and robust approach to administering sponsored awards.  The operational areas which Alice directed included proposal development, awards, corporate contracts, clinical agreements, subrecipient, and material transfer agreements management, sponsored awards financial management, communications, and export controls monitoring and compliance.  


Prior to Yale, Alice served in two different positions at the University of Pennsylvania.  As the Compliance Officer for the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine, her primary responsibility was the development of a University-wide monitoring and assessment program, identifying potential areas of risk.  In addition, Alice served in a newly created role as the Director of Research Compliance.  In this latter role, Alice was responsible for the development of a sponsored projects educational program.  Previously, at both Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) and Brown University, Alice directed the sponsored projects office.  TJU was primarily a pre-award office while Brown’s sponsored projects office included pre and post award, property management, and the Institutional Review Board. Having worked at Brown for 21 years Alice was afforded numerous development opportunities as she progressed in the profession. 


Alice has served the NCURA membership as both its Treasurer and Secretary, is a recipient of NCURA’s Distinguished Service Award, and has participated in numerous national programs as a presenter and participated on multiple program committees.  She is Yale’s Federal Demonstration Partnership administrative representative, and is Yale’s primary representative to the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR).  Alice served on the COGR Board for 5 years and its Research Compliance and Administration Committee for 9 years.  She has been on the Editorial Advisory Board of the National Council of University Administrators and Atlantic Information Services’ Report on Research Compliance since 2004.   

NCURA Peer Program engagements are priced as a flat fee, scaled to the sponsored programs total active award dollars in the last fiscal year, regardless of type of Peer Program engagement.