Leadership and Staff

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s Research Leadership team serves as a link to the University of Pittsburgh and other institutions that have an interest in conducting research within Children’s Hospital's medical community. The Research Administration group also supports Children’s Research Advisory Committee, an internally competitive funding opportunity to provide funds for projects in the incubation stages, and which also provides fellowships and bridge funding for investigators.

Research Administrator
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Pediatrics
Nancy Harter

Manager of Research Administration
Naama Balass

Assistant Director - Research Facilities

Shawn Ward

Research Administrative Assistant
Linda Cherok