Campus Notices

Oct 28 2022

New Director of Research and Sponsored Programs (SGSR)


Christy Gilchrist, PhD, has been hired as the new Director of Research and Sponsored Programs in the Central Washington University School of Graduate Studies and Research.


A research scientist turned research administrator in university, health care, and non-profit settings, Dr. Gilchrist began her career by assisting other researchers with statistics and research design, analysis, and presentation and publication support.  Her experience with IRB and regulatory submissions contributed to her success in one of her first roles in a pre-award research administration office, where she also gained significant experience in grant and contract writing, interpretation, and administration. She would eventually serve in roles on the post-award administration side as well.


Dr. Gilchrist has continued to add tools and expertise to her repertoire to support her fellow researchers, including experience as a grant program administrator with multi-institution and multi-million-dollar grants.  Her industry experience has provided her with opportunities to speak nationally about sponsor, site, and contract research organization relations in pharmaceutical clinical research.


Dr. Gilchrist is excited to leverage her experiences and expertise to assist all current and aspiring researchers at CWU in securing funding and conducting research to advance knowledge and enhance the student learning experience. Please join us in welcoming her to CWU!