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Number of Years in Research Administration: 24
Institutions: University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Mississippi State University
Robyn Remotigue is the founding Director of Research Services for the School of Public Health (SPH) at the University of North Texas Health Science (UNTHSC) at Fort Worth. In her current position she oversees a small departmental team who is responsible for pre-award, post award and compliance administration of an average $5 million in annual sponsored projects within SPH. Her experience with grants and contracts management at various institutions has provided her with 25 years of knowledge at both the central and departmental level.
While serving as Assistant Director of the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) at Mississippi State University (MSU), she provided assistance in managing a research portfolio of approximately $145 million. During her tenure she founded the subcontract managing unit within the OSP in response to the 2 CFR 200 Uniform Guidance. She also created and developed curriculum for the university department administrator certification program entitled Departmental Administrator Working Group (DAWG) at MSU. In addition, she was the senior contract negotiator for defense industry contracts involving the Bagley College of Engineering and the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems.
Since moving to the departmental area, she has led the start of a cost center and introduced electronic clincards for payment of research participants as well as creating other various processes and procedures to help manage the lifecycle of awards.
Her senior research administrator experience provides with her with distinct skills in research development and evaluation of policies and procedures as well as the ability to investigate, analyze and problem solve to develop solid decisions. She provides consultation and guidance on all aspects of research administration including the interpretation and implementation of policies and regulations concerning sponsored research. She has represented her institutions on site visits and with funding agencies. In addition, she has been involved with the strategic implementation of a new organizational structure to support research operations and the implementation of change management activities to support this effort.
Past positions include Grants Information Specialist and Regulatory Compliance Officer both at Mississippi State University. In addition, she has served on many university committees such as the UNTHSC President’s Research Council, UNTHSC Research Advisory Council, SPH Executive Council, and a graduate of the UNTHSC Navigating Leadership Development Program.
She has been a member of NCURA since 1998. She served and held a number of positions at the regional level such as the Region III Volunteer coordinator and Region V Chair of the Mustang Mentoring Program. She has also held positions on national committees including the At-Large Member of the NCURA Board of Directors, Nominating Leadership and Development Committee (NLDC), Professional Development Committee (PDC) and a number of program committees. She has presented workshops and sessions and evaluated workshops at both regional and national meetings. She is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program and Leadership Development Institute.
In addition to serving as a Peer Reviewer, Robyn is part of the NCURA workshop faculty who teach Level II: Sponsored Projects Administration. She is also a contributing editor for the NCURA magazine.
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