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Research Administration

The goal of Research Administration at Cedars-Sinai is to support faculty as they transform medicine through research. We help create the ideal environment for exploring hypotheses, advancing medical science, and ultimately delivering the right treatment to patients at the right time, wherever they may be.

Cedars-Sinai is ranked 10th among non-university hospitals that receive NIH funding.

158 Million

DOLLARS IN FEDERAL AWARDS

2300 +

PUBLICATIONS

2200 +

ACTIVE RESEARCH PROJECTS

Statistics are as of June, 2024

Message from the Associate Dean of Research

The Research Administration team works with research faculty, vice deans, department chairs, and directors to coordinate and plan new research initiatives and provide research core facilities, space, and support systems. We develop and submit grant proposals and manage the entire grant lifecycle. The team also manages contracts, oversees the Cedars-Sinai research funding portfolio, and helps disseminate project results and ensures that important work is published.

- Nicole Leonard, JD, MBA
Vice President and Associate Dean, Research


The Office of Research Compliance & Quality Improvement is the designated administrator of the Human Research Protection Program, which is the institution-wide program responsible for protecting the rights and welfare of human subjects involved in studies conducted at Cedars-Sinai.

The Office of Research Administration helps physician-scientists through the sponsored research and funds administration lifecycle, from developing proposals to managing post-award activities.

Facilitating effective, transparent and principled working relationships between all entities that provide goods or services to the institution to ensure potential conflict of interests are identified.


There are more than 500 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The medical staff comprises more than 2,600 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians and represents every medical specialty and subspecialty.

Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research with discoveries occurring across 26 departments and institutes that encompass the full spectrum of medicine.

Clinical trials at Cedars-Sinai enable research scientists and physicians to discover new treatments and improve patient care and outcomes.

Two female medical engineers examining a piece of equipment.

Structured training program that will provide a practical understanding and preparation for entering the research administration field. 


Learn about the executive leaders and the mission they fulfill for one of the most respected biomedical research and education institutes in the nation.

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