Contact the Research Division

Chief Research Operations Officer

Jane Dumsha Ph.D., CHES

Jane Dumsha, Ph.D., CHES, has been with PCOM since 1995. She has overall responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.  Dr. Dumsha coordinates research opportunity dissemination, reviews and approves proposals to all potential sponsors, assists in review/negotiation of agreements and proposals, and coordinates internal approvals of grants, contracts, subawards, and modifications.  She is also the electronic signing official for proposals and narrative progress reports, including NIH eRA Commons and HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHBs), and serves as the Financial Conflict of Interest officer.

Chief Occupational / Environmental Safety Officer

Nathan Pinkney, B.S., CDOS

Nathan Pinkney is responsible for ensuring that the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) facilities and work environments are consistent with all institutional, city, state, federal safety policies, codes and regulation. In addition, he plans, implements, monitors and reviews the safety environmental strategies at PCOM and conducts inspections, carries out accident investigations, maintains records and writes safety case reports. 

Resource Coordinator

Marcia Pastella-Brady

Marcia Pastella-Brady manages all purchasing activities for both the DOR (Division of Research) PA Campus and the LAR (Laboratory Animal Resources) PA and GA campuses.  She also manages operational budgets plus capital equipment, service agreements, travel and faculty grants and receives requisitions from PCOM research laboratories and faculty grants for purchases of goods or services.  Marcia ensures the timely delivery of goods so that PCOM research operations can continue uninterrupted.

Research Compliance Specialist

Theresa Stem

Theresa Stem has been with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at PCOM since 1998.  She manages the institutional review and approval process of all proposed research activities involving human and animal subjects to protect their safety, rights and welfare.  Theresa helps facilitate the review and approval process, interprets and applies relevant federal and state laws, regulations and institutional policies and guidelines.  She is a valuable resource who can provide training and advice to faculty, staff, and student researchers on the regulations and preparation of applications and consent forms.  In a nutshell:  she solves problems you don’t know you have in ways you can’t understand.

Division of Research Coordinator

Jacquelyn White

Joining the Division of Research (DOR) in 2013, Jacquelyn White assists the Chief Science Officer, Chief of Research Operations, Chief of Occupational and Environmental Safety and the Director of the LAR in managing day-to-day operations and tasks.  In addition to coordinating and scheduling meetings, presentations and other DOR-related events, reconciling monthly purchasing charges, and serving as support staff for the Research Committee, she also works closely with the PCOM Web Team in updating and maintaining the DOR web page, and provides technical assistance in grant preparation and grant database maintenance. Jacquelyn is also timekeeper and manages the constantly evolving Federal Work Study program within the Division of Research on both the Philadelphia and Georgia campuses, encompassing over 120 faculty, staff and students.

Director, LAR

John Duktig