Program Governance

Rosemary Madnick

Number of Years in Research Administration: 24

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 is Executive Director for the Office of Grants and Contracts Administration at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  In her current position, she is responsible for both pre- and post-award administration of approximately $127 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 is 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 NCURA since 1998.  She served and held a number of positions at the regional level such as Region VI LEAD Me Program Dean of Mentors and past chair of Region VI in 2012.  She has also held positions on national committees including National Leadership Development Committee and (NLDC), Professional Development Committee 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 NCURA’s Executive Leadership Program.   


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.

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. 

Our experience with the NCURA peer review was highly constructive. The review process was organized well and very efficient. The review results will strongly guide our upcoming process and organizational improvements.

Vice Chancellor for Research