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Meet the Staff


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Martha Bellin, BSN

IRB/IACUC Coordinator

Phone: (626) 815-2036
Email: [email protected]


Marta Cenac-Mehedinti, MSc

Director of Sponsored Research

Phone: (626) 815-3343
Email: [email protected]


Yvonne Rodriguez

ORG Office Coordinator

Phone: (626) 815-2082
Email: [email protected]

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Carrie A. Ullmer, MEd

Director of Grants Management

Phone: (626) 857-2442
Email: [email protected]

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Xiao-Qing (Sharon) Wang, PhD

Director of Graduate Student Publications

Phone: (626) 815-5850
Email: [email protected]

Martha came to APU after 27 years in research support and oversight at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California, where her responsibilities included assisting biostatistics research, protecting human subjects in research, monitoring protocols for data safety, coordinating marrow and blood transplants, and overseeing regulatory services at multiple levels. Bellin is an eager lifelong learner who also enjoys traveling, canoeing, and camping, especially near rivers. View Bellin’s CV.
Marta Cenac-Mehedinti is responsible for guiding APU external funding applications, grant development training, and overall pre-award processes. She focuses on encouraging and supporting university faculty in their pursuit of external grant support, and oversees university-wide initiatives to improve external funding and research development, including the Junior Faculty Research and Grants Mentoring Program. View Marta's LinkedIn profile.
Yvonne Rodriguez provides overall administrative support for the Office of Research and Grants. She manages APU internal grants and provides support for external grants. Yvonne provides management support and maintenance for the Cayuse grants systems. She also coordinates the monthly Faculty Scholarship updates issues.
Carrie is responsible for post-award monitoring to ensure proper stewardship of external funds received by the university from private and public funding sources for sponsored research and academic initiatives. She reports to the executive director of the Office of Research and Grants and works closely with the director of Sponsored Research who oversees pre-award grant endeavors. View Carrie’s LinkedIn profile.
Sharon Wang manages the thesis and dissertation publication process while guiding students to successful completion of their APU graduate degrees. Wang has a PhD in sociology from the University of Notre Dame and nearly 15 years of teaching experience in American higher education. Her experience includes advising graduate students on thesis proposals, designing survey questions, collecting and analyzing data, and writing statistical findings. She also was a final thesis evaluator and Institutional Review Board (IRB) chair and taught research methods, statistics, and ethnography. View Wang’s CV.