People
Staff

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Deborah Cundiff

Business Administrator
Phone: 847-491-5635
Email Deborah
Back-up: Kathyleen Brooks
  • Oversees operations and finance for the department
  • Approves payroll and financial transactions
  • Manages BME administrative staff
  • Coordinates effort reporting, annual report, annual space survey, etc.
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Kathyleen Brooks

Financial Coordinator
Phone: 847-467-3821
Email Kathyleen
Backup: Deb Cundiff
  • Primary backup to Business Administrator
  • Backup financial and payroll approver
  • Management of department chart strings (non-sponsored)
  • Coordinates financial projections on sponsored projects
  • Annual budget planning, space survey, and misc. reporting
  • Assists with faculty salary planning and management
  • Assists with BME administrative staff hiring and manages BME financial staff
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Christina Doelling

Administrative Assistant
Phone: 847-467-7483
Email Christina
  • General clerical and administrative support for faculty (Scott, Szleifer, Kamat and Rivnay)
  • Maintain laboratory website
  • Schedule meeting, order food for meeting and special events
  • Conference registration and travel arrangements
  • Communicate with Accounting Specialists on financial matters
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Carol Schwermin Govern

Research Administrator
Phone: 847-467-4162
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Back-up: Ben Nelson
  • Manages pre-award (proposal) activities
  • Liaison with Office for Sponsored Research (OSR)
  • Local subject matter expert and compliance monitor for all sponsored research activities
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Jody Hoks

Accounting Specialist
Phone: 847-491-8178
Email Jody
Backup: Colleen Walker
  • Place orders (purchase orders), expense reports, vouchers, etc.
  • Journals and other financial tasks for assigned accounts
  • Monthly budget statement distribution and reconciliation
  • Manage NIH BRP Research Grant
  • Support Falk Center financial administration
  • Administrative support Prof. Johnson and Prof. Zhang
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Nakendra Jackson

Graduate Program Assistant
Phone: 847-491-4370
Email Nakendra
Back-up: Anna Wegener
  • Graduate Program coordinator (recruitment, applications, and admissions)
  • Registration and enrollment (permission number waitlists, quarter schedule, and room assignment)
  • Course description, tracking students, graduation
  • RCR Compliance (Responsible Conduct for Research)
  • Textbook Ordering
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Benjamin Keane

Associate Research Administrator Professor Backman's Lab
Phone: 847-467-1870
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Back-up: Shaanzay Mirza
  • Schedules meetings; orders food for meetings and special events
  • Maintains laboratory website
  • Conference registration and travel arrangements
  • Assist with progress reports and compiling data for grant applications
  • Assist with the invention disclosure process
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Rebecca Kell

Financial Assistant
Phone: 847-491-7426
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Back-up: Deborah Cundiff
  • Payroll and tuition management (including grad students)
  • Appointments and hiring
  • Serves as liason with McCormick Customer Service Center for visas and hiring paperwork
  • Payroll tracking - monitor suspense account, process payroll journals
  • Level 1 approver in NU Financials
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Yun Kim

Technical Support Specialist Associate
Phone: 847-491-8743
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Back-up: McCormick IT
  • Technical support and consultation for the BME community (undergrad, grad, staff & faculty)
  • Assist BME TA's, students and faculty set up equipment for the BME Lab class
  • Phone and data port orders, liaison with McCormick IT and NUIT for technical support
  • BME conference room IT support and scheduling
  • Maintain the BME Machine Shop and support end user
  • BME Website updates
  • Order teaching lab supplies, software licenses, department computers & equipment
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Yael Mayer

Associate Research Administrator Professor Mrksich's Lab
Phone: 847-467-0710
Email Yael
  • Grant support for Prof Mrksich
  • Administrative support for Prof Mrksich and his lab
  • Organize hiring of postdocs, staff and visiting scholars
  • Manage Prof Mrksich’s travel and schedule
  • Coordinate scientific paper submissions
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Shaanzay Mirza

Accounting Assistant
Phone: 847-467-9126
Email Shaanzay
Back-up: Benjamin Keane (Backman Lab), Colleen Walker and Jody Hoks
  • Place orders (purchase orders), expense reports, voucher, etc.
  • Journals and other financial tasks for assigned accounts
  • Monthly budget statement distribution and reconciliation
  • Schedule meetings, order food for meetings and special events
  • Conference registration and travel arrangements
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Ben Nelson

Research Administrator
Phone: 847-491-7341
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Back-up: Carol Govern
  • Manages all pre-award (proposal) activities
  • Liaison with Office for Sponsored Research (OSR)
  • Local subject matter expert and compliance monitor for all sponsored research activities
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Jonathan Parker

Assistant to the Chair
Phone: 847-491-7644
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Back-up: Anna Wegener
  • Administrative support to BME Chair, Assistant Chair and BA
  • Assist with Faculty Recruitment and P & T
  • BME website updates
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Colleen Walker

Accounting Specialist
Phone: 847-467-3130
Email Colleen
 Backup: Jody Hoks and Shaanzay Mirza
  • Place orders (purchase orders), expense reports, vouchers, etc.
  • Journals and other financial tasks for assigned accounts
  • Monthly budget statement distribution and reconciliation
  • Hold and manage department P-Card
  • Support Research Administrator
  • Sponsored account closeout
  • monitor subcontracts, including invoicing
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Anna Wegener

Program Assistant
Phone: 847-467-1213
Email Anna
Back-up: Jonathan Parker and Nakendra Jackson
  • General inquiries, Chair, Asst. Chair and BA support, Listservs
  • Event planning and bulletin board maintenance
  • Faculty meetings , seminars, conference room scheduling and faculty search coordination
  • Mail and packages, keys, and parking passes
  • Facilities Management repairs and maintenance