Institute Business Services

Institute Business ServicesThe objective of Institute Business Services is to provide assistance and serve as a resource in all phases of clinical research, sponsored programs, investigator initiated research, collaborative research, administrative activities, and communications of the Aurora Research Institute.

Institute Business Services is a support department within the Aurora Research Institute. The team ensures cohesive application of general Institute practices, as well as oversight and compliance in the following areas:

  • Clinical Research Services - Contract services, contract budgeting (including MCA) and contract negotiations
  • Research Award Services - Grant services, internal funding and post award monitoring
  • Collaborative Research - Internal and external partnerships with research centers and institutes (academic, community and specialty)
  • Institute Operations - Revenue cycle and operational cycle oversight, facilitates financial activities with other internal departments, budget planning, financial planning, monitoring & reporting
  • Medicare Coverage Analysis (MCA) - The purpose for the MCA is to determine what Routine Costs of a clinical trial can be billed to Medicare and what costs a sponsor must provide funding for.  The MCA must be performed prior to enrolling study subjects and initiating clinical research procedures.
  • Legal Services and Intellectual Property - Document review, compliance, innovation & technology transfer
  • Communications - Public relations, social media, digital communications and promotional material

Institute Business Service Team:

  • Kurt Waldhuetter
  • Deborah Mamon
  • Lee Banfi
  • Scott Kreis
  • Clayton Wenger, JD
  • Cristina B. Gonzalez
  • Sharon Hirsch, RN, CCRC
  • Jessica Olbrot
  • Angela Sinner
  • Belinda Wiggins
  • Amy Kwiatkowski