Changes in OSP Leadership

Kerry Peluso will be leaving Emory and has accepted a position at Florida State University and her last day at Emory will be December 8th.  Kerry will be working for FSU’s Vice President for Research in a key role overseeing both pre- and post-award offices as well as serving as the Treasurer of the FSU Research Foundation. While we are sorry to see her leave, we know that this will be an exciting opportunity for Kerry.

Kerry has been a key member of our Research Administration leadership team for over 10 years.  During that time, she has been instrumental in many of the advances which now enable us to support a research enterprise that has nearly doubled during that time.  Additionally, Kerry’s knowledge of and participation in discussions at the national level have been extremely important for Emory, and we will miss her presence in this space.  Kerry has been active in the leadership of NCURA throughout her time at Emory, and in recent years has also been a member of COGR’s Board of Directors.  This has given Emory a “seat at the table” in a number of critical discussions with federal agencies.  Kerry also worked this past summer with Emory’s Office of Government and Community Affairs to meet with and educate congressional staffers regarding the importance of F&A costs to universities such as Emory.

We are delighted to announce that Holly Sommers has been promoted to the position of Assistant Vice President for Research Administration and Director of Sponsored Programs. In this role she will continue her oversight of OSP, while taking on several new responsibilities such as pre-award strategic planning, training, and reporting.

If you have an opportunity, please take a moment to congratulate and welcome Holly Sommers to this new role, as well as wishing Kerry the best in her next professional venture.


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