Research Wrangler

Kati Chipps is named head of UNCW Sparc

Kati Chipps, Sparc

The University of North Carolina Wilmington named KATI CHIPPS as director of its Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance.

Chipps has experience in research administration, training and development, and nonprofit management.

She most recently served as a research administration manager for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance (SPARC) “provides assistance in identifying funding opportunities, preparing proposals and ensuring compliance with government regulations and specific requirements of sponsored research and programs,” officials say.

The university also filled two newly created leadership positions in the office.

DANA BELL took on the role of SPARC’s preaward coordinator, and Michael Carr began as assistant director for agreements.

Bell came to UNCW in January as a proposal development specialist. Before her roles at UNCW, she worked in research administration at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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