Office of Research Administration

What is ORA?

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) fosters and advances research at Community Health Network by offering central administrative services to support physicians, staff and students pursuing research and other scholarly activity.

The ORA team provides:

  • Proposal preparation and submission support
  • Assistance in identifying funding opportunities
  • Budget preparation support
  • Contract assistance
  • Research and regulatory coordinator resources
  • Research management services
  • Investigational drug services
  • Research regulatory compliance assistance
  • Billing compliance support
  • Site auditing

ORA Administrative Team

Kathy Zoppi, PhD
Chief Academic Officer

Dale Theobald, MD, PhD
Medical Director

Kate Bol
Director, Research Compliance and Regulatory Affairs

Ashleigh Hallam
Associate Administrative Assistant

Megan Harrison
Research Analyst

Joy Koglin
Manager, Clinical Research

Katie Kunkel
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Investigational Drug Service

Joe Laskowski
Research Regulatory Coordinator

Melissa Mau
Director of Grants and Compliance, Community Health Network Foundation

Jaclyn Myers
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Investigational Drug Service

Linda Reddington
Associate General Counsel, Legal

Kelly Verel
Manager, Clinical Research

Susan Wathen
Research Analyst

Allison Woody
Manager, Clinical Research

Policies and Procedures

Please review the policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Conduct of Clinical Research and the Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Research Operations SOPs   IRB SOPs

Contact Us

Office of Research Administration
7229 Clearvista Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Phone: 317-621-3840