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Christina Stanger

Christina (Tina) Stanger, MA, CRA, serves as the Assistant Vice President of Research Administration for the MedStar Health Research Institute. In this capacity she oversees all MHRI’s core administrative functions that are not centralized with corporate MedStar Health nor those overseen by research operations. She has executive oversight of UTC office management and facilities administration, and she also leads various initiatives such as the Associate Engagement Committee and the SPIRIT committee. This also includes the Office of Contracts and Grants Management (OCGM), which is vested with the institutional responsibility for leading development, pre- and post-award activities, and financial administration of sponsored funds needed to secure and manage funding that contributes to institutional priorities and supports faculty in their research, scholarship, and creative activities. OCGM also provides vital services for research development and implementation.

Previously, Tina was the Director of the Office of Contracts and Grants Management at MedStar Health Research Institute. In this capacity, she was responsible for oversight of the proper administration of the Institute's sponsored programs including—proposal review and submission; awards negotiation; electronic research administration; compliance; cost analysis and amendments; sub awards administration; and external relations. She provided expertise and advice in the development of policies and procedures governing the sponsored research enterprise, and acted as primary contact with the federal government, professional associations and other MedStar entities on issues pertaining to sponsored research agreements, policy and administration. 

Prior to joining MedStar Health Research Institute, Tina served as the Director of Sponsored Programs at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), where she was responsible for managing an $80 million dollar portfolio in extramural funding.  She also has 14 years in research administration experience at John Hopkins University. Tina received her Bachelor of Arts from Johns Hopkins University, her Master of Science in Applied Sociology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and a Master’s Certificate in Government Contracting from George Washington University. She is also a Certified Research Administrator.