Assistant Director, Sponsored Research Administration
At CUSP, Monia Mariani-Besch is responsible for managing sponsored research. In this role, she works with faculty and postdoctoral fellows to develop competitive grant applications and manage sponsored research funds, while facilitating intra and inter-institutional projects and collaborations in articulation with CUSP leadership team.
Monia joined CUSP from the New York University School of Medicine, where she worked as Senior Grants Management Specialist providing senior level support for research administration activities for the Perlmutter Cancer Center. In Brazil, her country of origin, Monia was the Deputy Executive Director for ABRASCO, the Brazilian Association of Collective Health, for over 7 years.
Monia holds a B.S. in Psychology from the Federal University of Espirito Santo, a MS in Public Health from the Social Medicine Institute, Rio de Janeiro State University, and a CRA designation from the Research Administrators Certification Council.