Case Western Reserve University’s Office of Research and Technology Management (ORTM) has added Associate Vice President for Research Stephanie Endy as a key member to its administrative team.
Endy, who began her new position Oct. 1, brings extensive career experience at top research universities, including more than 10 years interacting directly with sponsored research programs.
“The search committee did an excellent job finding a candidate who brings a wealth of experience and great vision,” said Suzanne Rivera, the university’s vice president for research. “Stephanie is not just an accomplished administrator, she’s a nationally recognized leader in the field of research administration. I am delighted she will be a member of the ORTM team.”
Among Endy’s many duties will be overseeing research administration, which includes pre- and post-award services, research compliance and IT support of research applications through the Sparta (Sponsored Programs Application for Research Tracking and Administration) system.
“I’m honored to join the CWRU family,” Endy said, “and I’m excited to support the university’s internationally recognized researchers. The breadth and depth of the research here and the reputation of the university as a research institution are stellar.”
Endy will work closely with the associate deans for research from all the schools and the college to promote research opportunities for CWRU faculty. She also will coordinate strategic initiatives, such as negotiating master research agreements and multi-school projects, Rivera said.
Since 2013, Endy has served as a board member-at-large for the Society of Research Administrators International, assisting this year as strategic plan committee chair.
Endy comes to Case Western Reserve from The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, North Shore-LIJ Health System, in Manhasset, N.Y., where she served since 2012 as assistant vice president for extramural funding. In that position, she oversaw research grants management and funding policy, while developing and supporting a culture of compliance.
Previously, she was director of research and sponsored programs at Lehman College, City University of New York, CUNY Research Foundation, and worked as a grant and contract administrator at the University of Washington’s Office of Sponsored Programs. While there, she was responsible for proposals and awards within the School of Medicine.
She was assistant director for the Computation Institute, which was an interdisciplinary research institute with joint appointments at University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. Endy also worked as a development operations coordinator for Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle.
Endy also is a violinist, recreational diver and former amateur ballroom dancer.