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ORSP News and Initiatives

New Research Systems Analyst

ORSP is delighted to welcome Derek Suber as our Research Systems Analyst.  Derek comes to us from Blue Cross Blue Shield in Columbia, South Carolina.  While at Blue Cross Blue Shield, Derek was a Business System Analyst and then promoted to System Testing Analyst/Test Designer. Derek will be our key contact person for the Cayuse system in the Division of Research.  We are thrilled to have him on board!

New Sponsored Programs Manager

ORSP is delighted to welcome Kimberly Baker Pratt as a Sponsored Programs Manager effective May 23, 2023.  Kimberly comes to us from Ohio State University where she served as a Research Development & Partnerships Specialist.  Prior to that, she was a Senior Sponsored Projects Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital & Research Institute and Manager of Research Administration at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI).   Kimberly’s 15+ years of experience is a great addition to our team. Kimberly is assigned to the Heritage College of Medicine and the College of Health Sciences Administration.

Cayuse Updates

ORSP staff is working closely with Cayuse to develop its proposals and award forms.  We are meeting monthly with our Grant Leadership @ OU group to obtain information and feedback.  Any individuals interested in learning more about Cayuse can visit our Cayuse webpage. Any individuals wanting to create proposals in our test environment to become more familiar with the system should contact