Research Finance and Business Administration

Research Finance and Business Administration (RFBA) provides financial services and business support to the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) and to the research administration teams in Research and Innovation Services (i.e. SPS, IIT, RDS, RCS, RTS, UROP). The shared services RIS Administration team serves needs of teams including account reconciliation, human resources, payroll, purchasing, and other business support requests.  RFBA also provides financial oversight for the OVPRI for the research centers and institutes, research core facilities, central start-up, and to research special programs (i.e. Covid MAP and OHAZ).  RFBA reports to the Associate Vice President for Research Operations.

Financial Forms:

Central Start-up Request Form if you need to request start-up transfer for annual funding, a budget reallocation or an extension. Please start with one of the excel forms below as it will need to be attached to the smartsheet central start-up request form. 

NIH Over the Salary Cap if you need to request OVPRI support.

Our Staff:

Yousef Alrahmani, Divisional Budget Director
Linda Adkins, Accountant 1
Cesca Blythe, Finance Manager
Dorothy Bollman, Grants/Contracts Coordinator
Kate Harvey, Assistant Director, Human Resources
Alison Helzer, Accountant 1
Danielle Parmenter, Interim Human Resource Manager
Jaiden Seifert Bates, Office Manager
Kelli Sirotzki, Human Resource Manager
Lexie Skurdal, Research Integrity Business Coordinator
Laurie Tappendorf, Office Specialist 2
Patty Valenzuela, Interim OHAZ Business Manager

Contact Information

Research Finance and Business Administration is located in the PeaceHealth North Building, Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District.

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  Street Address:
   677 East 12th Ave, Suite 500
   Eugene, OR 97403
   Phone: (541) 346-5198
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   Mailing address:
   6213 University of Oregon
   Eugene, OR 97403-5237