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Heather Ellis

Heather Ellis
Grants and Contracts Administrator


(919) 668-3624

Work Address

Chesterfield Building


Heather began her career in Research Administration in 2009.  Since joining Duke, she has worked to ensure complete portfolio management, including effort for PIs and personnel, finances for both sponsored and non-sponsored funds, and compliance with all current Dept., Duke and sponsor restrictions and processes. She has built relationships with the Business Managers, lab managers and personnel, PIs, and other staff to successfully implement multiple new processes to meet the current and changing requirements for purchasing, compliance and financial management.  A transfer to the Office of Sponsored Programs allowed her to utilize those same skills with a broader impact, assisting with resolution of post award questions or issues across the assigned portfolio. 

She has a total of 20 years combined experience working in the finance and accounting field. Heather is an active member of the North Carolina Society of Research Administrators (NCSRA), serving on the program committee and regularly presents at the annual meeting.