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Chief Research and Science Officer

Mindy George-Weinstein, PhD

Mindy George-Weinstein, PhD, serves as the College’s Chief Research and Science Officer. In this role, Dr. George-Weinstein oversees the Division of Research, which provides operational support, resources, intramural funding and development for research activity across all functional areas for both the Philadelphia and Georgia campuses.

Chief Research Operations Officer

Jane Dumsha Ph.D., CHES

Jane Dumsha, Ph.D., CHES, has been with PCOM since 1995. She has overall responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.  Dr. Dumsha coordinates research opportunity dissemination, reviews and approves proposals to all potential sponsors, assists in review/negotiation of agreements and proposals, and coordinates internal approvals of grants, contracts, subawards, and modifications.  She is also the electronic signing official for proposals and narrative progress reports, including NIH eRA Commons and HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHBs), and serves as the Financial Conflict of Interest officer.

Resource Manager

Marcia Pastella-Brady

Marcia Pastella-Brady manages all purchasing activities for both the DOR (Division of Research) PA Campus and the LAR (Laboratory Animal Resources) PA and GA campuses.  She also manages operational budgets plus capital equipment, service agreements, travel and faculty grants and receives requisitions from PCOM research laboratories and faculty grants for purchases of goods or services.  Marcia ensures the timely delivery of goods so that PCOM research operations can continue uninterrupted.

Research Compliance Specialist

Theresa Stem

Theresa Stem has been with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at PCOM since 1998.  She manages the institutional review and approval process of all proposed research activities involving human and animal subjects to protect their safety, rights and welfare.  Theresa helps facilitate the review and approval process, interprets and applies relevant federal and state laws, regulations and institutional policies and guidelines.  She is a valuable resource who can provide training and advice to faculty, staff, and student researchers on the regulations and preparation of applications and consent forms.  In a nutshell:  she solves problems you don’t know you have in ways you can’t understand.

DOR Administrative Coordinator

Jacquelyn White

Joining the Division of Research (DOR) in 2013, Jacquelyn assists the Chief Research and Science Officer, Chief  Research Operations Officer, Resource Manager and the Director of the LAR in managing day-to-day operations and administrative tasks.  In addition to coordinating and scheduling meetings, presentations and other DOR-related events, and serving as support staff for the Research Committee, she also provides technical assistance in grant preparation and grant database maintenance. Jacquelyn is also timekeeping manager and oversees the Federal Work Study program within the DOR on both the Philadelphia and Georgia campuses, encompassing over 100 staff and students.


Laboratory Coordinator

Jacquelyn Gerhart, MS

Jacquelyn Gerhart, MS, is the laboratory coordinator for both the bioimaging facility and the research support staff. In her role in the bio-imaging facility she oversees the daily operations of the core microscopy facility. The facility provides light, fluorescent, confocal, scanning and electron microscopy services to PCOM faculty, staff and students. As coordinator of the research support staff, she works with the laboratory personnel and faculty to encourage and support active research at PCOM.