Office of Research Services


Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Research Services (ORS) is to enable excellence in research, scholarship and innovation across the LSU Health Sciences Center – New Orleans by:

  • Facilitating timely review of grant proposals, research agreements and research protocols for submission to review committees, sponsors or funding agencies;
  • Ensuring conduct of research in compliance with regulatory policies and ethical standards thus safeguarding the rights and welfare of both researchers and human and animal research participants; and
  • Providing customer-focused and solution-oriented services to the research community to enhance research quality, productivity and collaboration.

In so doing, ORS contributes to the institution’s core missions of research, education and public service.

Our Responsibilities

ORS is comprised of multiple administrative units or offices, each with specific responsibilities or function related to research compliance or research service. Please click on any of the tabs in the left side-bar to learn more about the responsibilities and operations of the selected unit.

Our Teams

Lynn Arnold, MBA, BS, MT

Research Compliance (Grants, HRPP, IACUC, IBC, and COI) 


Ann Clesi, MEd Grants Compliance Administrator


Noel Cal, MA

 IRB Analyst II 504-568-2491

Mya Sherman, MS, MA

 IRB Analyst II 504-568-1668

Mark James, PhD

 IRB Analyst I


Taylor Fuselier, PhD

 IACUC/IBC Specialist



Taylor Fuselier, PhD

IACUC/IBC Specialist


Anissa Patrick, BS

Conflict of Interest Coordinator


Gabriela Bonvillain, CRA (née Dominguez)

Research Services (CTO, Research Education, and Department Finances)


Benjamin Davis, JD

CTO Pre-Award Specialist 


Brianne Voros, MS

Clinical Trials Coordinator II

Connie Romaine, NP

RN Clinical Trials Coordinator III 

 Holly Keenum (Starting in October)

Regulatory Coordinator



 Clinical Trials Coordinator



Michael E. Hagensee, MD, PhD

Office of Research  Services

Get in Touch

Office of Research Services
Resource and Administrative Building
433 Bolivar Street, Room 206
New Orleans, LA 70112

Tel: (504) 568-4970

Fax: (504) 568-8808