Ph.D. Free Radical and Radiation Biology, University of Iowa
Employer: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Kelly works as a program manager in the Division of Nephrology at University of Alabama at Birmingham, helping in the administration of the NIH‐funded UAB‐UCSD O’Brien Core Center for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Research. Kelly also assists in the administration of an NIH‐funded training program for postdoctoral scholars in kidney‐related research and the Nephrology Research and Training Center. Kelly handles pre‐ and post‐award management of these grants; conducts financial management of the center; and assists the division director, junior faculty, and trainees with their academic research proposals. Kelly also helps organize the pilot awards for the O’Brien Center. Kelly is the chair for the UAB Council of Center Administrators, which facilitates utilization of university center services and cores to enhance research on campus. Kelly earned her Ph.D. in free radical and radiation biology at the University of Iowa in 2005. She received her B.S. in biochemistry from the UI in 1998 and an MBA from UAB in 2012.