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Assistant Vice President for Research Support Services

Rick Gulizia

(619) 594-5938

Rick leads Research Support Services (overseeing research compliance on campus), serves as the Research Integrity Officer for the Responsible Conduct in Research Program, and represents the Division of Research and Innovation on various campus-wide committees.

Assistant Director of Research Support Services

Natalie Gude


(619) 594-0905

Natalie G. assists the AVP in leading Research Support Services, focusing on  coordinating the IACUC and IBC.

Assistant to the AVP of RSS/Admin Support Coordinator

Ryan Huyler


(619) 594-5938

Ryan supports overall RSS unit coordination, serves as the unit's budget analyst and web designer, conflict of interest contact, REDCap Administrator, UCPC recorder, and is responsible for responsible conduct in research training. 

Anne Dodge-Schwanz

Lead IRB Regulatory Compliance Analyst
(619) 594-1448

Anne, Pat and Natalie H. consult with faculty, staff and students regarding compliance and protocol submission to ensure the safe and ethical conduct of research that involves human subjects.  They conduct workshops that inform investigators about the rights and welfare of human subjects research participants, and that the proposed research meets federal regulations and conforms to applicable state laws and local policies.

Pat Gordon

IRB Regulatory Compliance Analyst
(619) 594-3822

Natalie Hardy

IRB Regulatory Compliance Analyst
(619) 594-3380

Eric Morgan

IRB Compliance Training Specialist

(619) 594-4057

Eric Provides overall guidance and direction for related reporting for human subjects’ research that involve clinical trials. This includes establishing user accounts for research investigators in the Protocol Registration System (PRS). Updating clinical trial study records so that study information is current and accurate. 

In addition, the Research Compliance Training Specialist will manage an intern recruitment and training program.  The program requires the creation of a recruiting strategy for undergraduate and graduate students that would be interested in a career in research compliance and research administration and operations.

Justin Dean

IRB Administrative Analyst
(619) 594-6622

Justin facilitates overall IRB office activity, consults with researchers regarding protocol submissions, and coordinates IRB (CITI) training and monthly-convened meetings.

Anisa Sanchez

IACUC and IBC Regulatory Compliance Analyst


(619) 594-4165

Anisa is the Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC) and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) regulatory compliance analyst and educator.

Jessica Rattazzi

IACUC/IBC Admin Support Coordinator


Jessica is the Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC) and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) administrative coordinator. She also serves as the  IACUC and IBC (CITI) training coordinator.


Zena Hovda

Director of Export Control

(619) 594-0758

Zena consults with researchers regarding compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations that apply to its activities, as well as serving as the coordinator for the FAA Drone Committee. 


Justin Dean
Administrative Analyst
(619) 594-6622


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