Karla Gengler-Nowak, PhD, CRA
Karla Gengler-Nowak, PhD, CRA, is an assistant director of research for Ohio State's College of Medicine Office of Research. With more than eight years of experience as a sponsored program officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs, Karla has extensive experience in grants management and is responsible for college research data analysis and presentation and the development of database tools to facilitate college reporting needs. She also assists with grants management. She received her PhD in evolutionary biology from The Ohio State University and is a certified research administrator.
Phone: (614) 292-7936
Vanessa Hill, MSHS, CCRC
Vanessa Hill, MSHS, CCRC, is an assistant director of research for Ohio State's College of Medicine Office of Research. Vanessa's responsibilities include clinical research compliance and quality assurance review, as well as training and education of clinical research teams. She has extensive experience in protocol development and clinical trial coordination, management and operations, with a focus on experimental therapeutic research and the drug development process. Vanessa has a master's degree in Clinical Research Administration from George Washington University and is certified as a Clinical Research Coordinator from the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.
Phone: (614) 292-2856
Meliha Rahmani, MPH, CCRC
Meliha Rahmani MPH, CCRC, is a regulatory manager for Ohio State’s College of Medicine Office of Research. Meliha’s responsibilities include compliance and quality assurance review as well as administering clinicaltrials.gov. She has extensive experience with clinical trial coordination, protocol development and implementation as well as knowledge of federal regulations governing clinical research. Meliha received her Master in Public Health specializing in Epidemiology from The Ohio State University and is certified as a Clinical Research Coordinator from the Association of Clinical Research Professionals..
Phone: (614) 292-4876
Elaine Wakely is an administrative manager for Ohio State's College of Medicine Office of Research. Elaine's responsibilities include pre-award grants support, coordination of the Research Investment Fund programs, and other research administrative duties. She has assisted investigators with the preparation of clinical and basic research proposals for pre- and postdoctoral fellowships, career awards, research grants, multi-center consortium proposals, program project grants and center grants. For the last seven years Elaine has worked in research administration as the grants development specialist at The Ohio State University Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute and the program director for research education for the College of Medicine. She also has 20 years of experience in transplantation research, both at The Ohio State University and the University of Iowa, as well as three years in survey research at Iowa State University Department of Statistics.
Phone: (614) 688-5811
Steve Traylor is a resource planning analyst for Ohio State’s College of Medicine Office of Research. Steve conducts college research data analysis and assists with the development of database tools in support of college reporting needs. Steve holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Southern California.