Grant Processing Advisory Committee (GPAC)

The Grant Processing Advisory Committee (GPAC) provides oversight and information to the staff in the Medical School who prepare and route grant proposals. The committee consists of a chair and one research administrator representative from each Medical School unit.  

The department representative is charged with ensuring the rest of the department is informed (see below).

GPAC meets from 10:00 - 11:30am on the second Wednesday of every month.

In addition to the GPAC meetings there is also an email group used to share information from the Dean's Office with the Medical School research community. To add or remove yourself from this email group please email Jane Sierra.


CHAIR Jane Sierra
Anesthesiology Amy Harms
Biological Chemistry Prasanna Baragi
Biomedical Engineering- MS Tareta Johnson
Cancer Center Kristin Van Raaphorst
Cardiac Surgery Diane Giannola
Cell & Developmental Biology Kristen Hug
Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics (DCM&B) Helen Severino
CTSU Amy Oliver
Dermatology Diane Fiolek
Emergency Medicine Shelley Haack-Withem
Family Medicine Judy Connelly
Human Genetics Dhammika Dewasurendra
Internal Medicine Judy Carrillo
Learning Health Sciences (DLHS) Tana O'Lone
Medical School Administration (MSA) Anna Taylor
Microbiology & Immunology Cindy Shaw
Michigan Neuroscience Institute (MNI) Janet Quaine
Molecular & Integrative Physiology Jane Coffey
Neurology Edward Radwan
Neurosurgery Katherine Wood
Obstetrics/Gynecology Melissa Schon
Ophthalmology Janice Robb 
Orthopaedic Surgery Melissa Li
Otolaryngology & KHRI Cassandra Farvar
Pathology Brooke Dougherty
Pediatrics Becky Youmans
Pharmacology Dennis Ondreyka
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Sally Sivrais
Psychiatry Deb Buffington
Radiation Oncology Molly Dahlgren
Radiology Jeanni Goormastic
Surgery Anne Hathaway
ULAM Philip Boetsch
Urology Marie Eddy



2020 GPAC Meeting Notes

April 2020 GPAC Meeting Documents

FY 2016

FY 2015


Contact us at or 734-763-4272 / Fax: 734-615-9458

2800 Plymouth Road, NCRC Building 520, Room 3174, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800

A list of Grant Services & Analysis is available in the Personnel Directory.