Anne Bolyard (Director of Research Administration for the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute)
Dr. Anne Bolyard has specialized in research administration for over
14 years. She began as a grant-funded professional and then became
an administrator of several statewide sub-awards to various community
organizations. She has also held the title of central sponsored projects
administrator. In 2011, Dr. Bolyard was recognized as a Certified Research
Administrator (CRA) as well as a Certified Pre-Award Research Administrator
(CPRA) by the Research Administrators Certification Council. In 2012,
she earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership—Higher Education
Administration from Marshall University.
Currently, Dr. Bolyard is
the Director of Research Administration for the West Virginia Clinical
and Translational Sciences Institute (WVCTSI) as well as the office
of the Associate Vice President - Clinical and Translational Research.
In this role, she provides administrative oversight related to all
extramural actions related to the Assistant Vice President (AVP) for
Clinical and Translational Research as well as the West Virginia Clinical
Translational Sciences Institute (WVCTSI). In addition, Dr. Bolyard
manages the daily operational pre-award, post-award, and financial
activities related WVCTSI.
Valerie Lemasters (Senior Director for Research and Graduate Education; WVU Health Sciences Center)
Valerie Lemasters has worked at the West Virginia University Health Sciences
Center for 47 years with nearly 29 years of expertise in pre-award
and grants administration. Her initial role included approval of all
School of Medicine extramural grant proposals before submission to
the Office of Sponsored Programs-on behalf of both the Dean of the
School of Medicine as well as the Health Sciences Vice President’s
office. She provided assistance with both Institutional Review Board
and Animal Care and Use Committee protocol development, and reviewed
both on behalf of the School of Medicine’s Dean prior to submission
to their respective review committees.
When the School of Medicine’s
Office of Research and Graduate Education expanded to a Health Sciences
Center-wide office, Valerie took on the role of pre-award adviser and
approver on behalf of the Dean of the School of Medicine, as well as
the for the HSC Vice President for Research on grant submissions from
all colleges HSC-wide.
Her current role is Senior Director for Research
and Graduate Education at the Health Sciences Center, to which both
the newly centralized pre and post-award support teams report. She
manages a variety of research related responsibilities on behalf of
Dr. Laura Gibson and the HSC administration.
Jeffrey Coben, M.D. (Professor of Health Policy, Management, and Leadership; WVU School of Public Health)
Jeffrey Coben, M.D., is a tenured Professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management, and Leadership within the WVU School of Public Health and in the Department of Emergency Medicine within the WVU School of Medicine. In addition to his role as Dean for the School of Public Health, Coben also serves as Associate Vice President for Health Affairs for the WVU Health Sciences Center. Since joining WVU in 2004, Dr. Coben has served as Director of the Center for Rural Emergency Medicine, Director of the Injury Control Research Center and Vice Chair for Research within the Department of Emergency Medicine. He has also led several statewide initiatives focusing on Medicaid and health system transformation. Dr. Coben has achieved international recognition for his accomplishments in the field of injury prevention and control and is the only individual to ever serve as director of a CDC-supported injury control research center at two different academic institutions. Dr. Coben’s research and health improvement projects utilize clinical, epidemiological and health services research methods.
William Ramsey, M.D. (Associate Vice-President for Corrdination & Logistics and Chief Collaboration Officer; HSC)
Dr. Ramsey has over 30 years of experience in health care as a provider, researcher, and policy leader, particularly in the area of the development, implementation, and evaluation of unique and innovative methods and systems for providing quality and cost-effective medical care with a focus on trauma, cardiac, and stroke systems of care. He was born and raised in West Virginia and received his undergraduate and MD degrees from West Virginia University and his specialty training at Akron General Medical Center. He is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, board certified in Emergency Medicine, and the founding program director of the WVU Emergency Medicine Residency program and one of the founding faculty of the Department of Emergency Medicine at WVU.
Dr. Ramsey provides leadership and oversight on matters related to collaboration, logistics, and coordination for a variety of programs and initiatives whose goal is to tangibly improve the health of West Virginians. As part of the HSC leadership team he is directly involved in the operation and management of specific healthcare and wellness improvement initiatives, as well as serving as a liaison to a variety of entities including government, healthcare providers, community organizations, and other healthcare stakeholders throughout West Virginia.
Dr. Ramsey has spent over 20 years working in and with both federal and state government agencies on policies and programs related to public health, health policy, and legislation. He has contributed and authored many legislative bills and executive rules in the area of public health, credentialing, quality improvement, and code enforcement. He served as the WV State Director of Trauma and Emergency Care during 9/11, Katrina, and the Sago Mine disasters and was instrumental in the development and implementation of West Virginia’s Rural Trauma System. He has served as a consultant to large corporations such as Exxon and Westvaco and served on many national committees and task forces related to disaster and emergency interoperable communications systems. He was previously the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Health Care Management Solutions, LLC working on a variety of programs related to the Affordable Care Act as well as programs for the FDA and CDC. Dr. Ramsey also holds an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from West Virginia Wesleyan College. He currently resides in Bruceton Mills, WV with his wife and has two daughters.