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Dartmouth appoints new Director for the Office of Sponsored Projects

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 08/05/08 • Media Contact: Latarsha Gatlin • (603) 646-3661

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Jill Mortali
Jill Mortali

Dartmouth College has named Jill Mortali as the new director of the Office of Sponsored Projects, the Office of the Provost announced today.

Mortali brings more than 15 years of experience to her new position. She has been Director of Sponsored Programs at Harvard Medical School since 2002. Mortali will assume her new duties on September 15.

Mortali will replace Nancy Wray, director of OSP since 2002.  Wray announced last year that she would be retiring in December 2008 after serving 25 years in OSP.  Wray will become Director Emeritus on September 15 .  She will work on special projects until the end of the year.

"Jill's many accomplishments in research administration will benefit Dartmouth," said Martin Wybourne, vice provost for research. "I look forward to working closely with Jill as she leads this complex office." 

Dartmouth Provost Barry Scherr said, "I am delighted to have someone with Jill's experience and skills assume this important position. I look forward to her building on the strength and national standing that Nancy has brought to research administration at Dartmouth."

The Office of Sponsored Projects manages all federal grants and contracts for Dartmouth College, currently more than $180 million per year. The OSP also provides support for obtaining sponsored research funds and managing sponsored research activity.

"I'm looking forward to joining Dartmouth and the team in Sponsored Projects," said Mortali. "Dartmouth offers the opportunity to work within a vibrant and collegial community of faculty, staff and students and I'm eager to be a part of the Upper Valley community."

At Harvard, Mortali was responsible for the medical school's research administration services, including submission of proposals and acceptance of awards.  She negotiated research contracts and agreements and conducted compliance activities. She also planned and implemented new electronic tools for grant management and process analysis. She enhanced the customer service focus of the office through efforts including a comprehensive training program that provided more than 60 courses over more than five years.

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