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Research Administration Office

​​​​​​​​​​Research Administration Office

Boys Town's Research Administration Office provides researchers with the services and resources to successfully apply for and manage funding for their research projects, as well as supporting day-to-day lab and department opera​tions.

The Grant Administration team works with researchers to manage submission of grant applications, subawards to and from other institutions, post-submission materials such as updated publication lists, post-award Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs), budget revisions, no-cost extensions, and grant transfers from other institutions.

Researchers receive assistance with preparation of sponsored program proposals involving research and training grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Education (DoE), and other sources. Administrative staff help to ensure that all funding agency guidelines and federal and other applicable regulations are met, and act as a liaison between Boys Town and sponsor officials. 

The Grant Accounting team works with researchers to develop initial project budgets for their proposals and updated budgets for their active awards.

The Research Administration team provides support for contracts and agreements, procurement and travel requests, assistance scheduling visitors for colloquiums and meetings, expense processing, and a variety of other administrative needs.


Grant Administration Team

Barbara Olmedo

Manager, Research Administration

Penny Warfel

Supervisor, Research Administration

Nicole Bailey

Sr. Research Grant Specialist

Laurie Park

Research Grant Specialist

Anson Lee

Operations Coordinator, Institute for Human Neuroscience

Sara Hansen

Director of Research Operations, Research Administration

Melissa Welch

Director of IHN Research Operations, Institute for Human Neuroscience

Research Administration Team

Melanie Faimon

Administrative Assistant, Grants

Cara Sousa

Administrative Assistant, Research

Jennifer Matteson

Information Services Clerk

Patti Levering

Administrative Assistant, Institute for Human Neuroscience

Financial & Contract Management

Cheri K. Sash

Director, Grants & Financial Contract Compliance

Institutional Addresses

Father Flanagan's Boys' Home
14100 Crawford St. 
Boys Town, NE  68010-7520

Boys Town National Research Hospital
555 N. 30th Street
Omaha, NE  68131-2136​

Institutional Information

​Congressional District




​Federal/ UEI


​System for Award (SAM) Expiration Date


​Entity Type

​Nonprofit with 501C3 IRS Status (Other than Institution of Higher Education)

​CAGE Code


​Conflict of Interest Policy/Procedure

Financial Conflict of Interest in Research | Boys Town

Human Subjects Federal Wide Assurance (FWA)


​Registered organization of the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) Expanded Clearinghouse (


​Animal Subjects PHS/OLAW Assurance Number

​D16-00227 (A3349-01)​

Authorized Institutional Official

Jason C. Bruce, MD
EVP of Healthcare, Director of BTNRH
Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home
DBA Boys Town National Research Hospital
555 North 30th Street
Omaha, NE 68131-2136