Rosemary Madnick

Year Started Research Administration: 1990

Institutions: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, University of California, San Diego, Los Angeles County, Department of Health Services


Rosemary Madnick, MBA is Vice President for Research Administration at The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. In her current position, she is responsible for all aspects of research administration at the Institute including grants and contracts (pre and post), clinical trials/industry agreements, investigational drug services, regulatory and ethical compliance, biological resource center, environmental health and safety and core equipment. Her experience with research administration at various institutions has provided her with more than 30 plus years of knowledge in the profession. Prior to taking on this role, she served as the Executive Director for the Office of Grants and Contracts Administration at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In that position, she was responsible for both pre- and post-award administration of approximately $130 million in annual sponsored project awards. Her experience with grants and contracts management at various institutions has provided her with more than 24 years of knowledge in research administration.

Her experience has given her distinct skills in research, development and evaluation of policies and programs as well as the know-how in investigating and analyzing problems with broad impact using data to develop sound decisions.

As a senior research administrator, she provided consultation and guidance on all aspects of sponsored program administration including development of research policies and procedures, resolution of grant and contract issues internally and externally. She has represented her institutions on site visits and with funding agencies. In addition, she has also been involved in strategic implementation of new organizational structures to support grants and contracts operations and implementation of activities requiring facilitation and change management activities. She is a member of the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP).

Past positions included Assistant Vice President, Office of Research Administration at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute where she managed the pre and post awards sponsored projects including clinical trials; Director of Grants, Contracts and Compliance at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science; and Department Administrator for University of California, San Diego.

She has been a member of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) since 1998. Rosemary was the 2021 President of the Association. She has also held positions on national committees including Board of Directors, National Leadership Development Committee and Professional Development Committee and several program committees. She has presented workshops and sessions and evaluated workshops at both regional and national meetings. Including serving as co-editor of the NCURA Magazine. She is also a member of NCURA’s Peer Programs Governance and a peer reviewer.

In addition to serving as a NCURA peer reviewer, Rosemary is part of the NCURA faculty who teach on the fundamentals of research administration. She is also a contributor for the NCURA’s Magazine.