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. This committee is chaired by the Medical School's Associate Director of Grant Services & Analysis, Jane Sierra, and 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 Tareta Johnson
Cancer Center Mary Rexer-Bluhm
Cardiac Surgery Anne Hathaway
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 Karen Sturtz
Internal Medicine Judy Carrillo
Learning Health Sciences (DLHS) Tana O'Lone
MSA Anna Taylor
Microbiology & Immunology Cindy Shaw
MBNI Janet Quaine
Molecular & Integrative Physiology Jane Heibel
Neurology Diana Miller
Neurosurgery Donna Gauss
OB/GYN Melissa Schon
Ophthalmology Stacey Althouse
Orthopaedic Surgery Sharon Vaassen
Otolaryngology & KHRI Cassandra Farvar
Pathology Brooke Dougherty
Pediatrics Becky Youmans
Pharmacology Dennis Ondreyka
PM&R Nikki Ryker
Psychiatry Loree O'Jack
Radiation Oncology Rhonda Hubbard
Radiology Linda Bailey
Jeanni Goormastic
Surgery Marlie Bartow
ULAM Sarena Nuttall
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.