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Chris Patton

Chris Patton

Assistant Director, Federal Awards


Chris oversees post-award administration for the Departments of Defense, Energy, Education, and Interior portfolio. He also acts as a liaison between department personnel and sponsor administrators, provides financial reports, and manages award invoicing. 

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Carla Pinaire

Award Management Coordinator, Non-Federal Awards


Carla administers private and State of Illinois awards, providing guidance regarding award terms and conditions and performing tasks related to award setup, modifications, invoicing, financial reporting, and closeout.