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IAB Business Office

IAB business office staff provide support for accounts payable and receivable, human resources, car and truck rentals, grants and contracts, property, space, safety, purchasing, telephone services, travel, and work orders. Email:

The IAB human resources office provides personnel support advice and services for faculty, staff, and students including facilitating hiring faculty, staff, and students; new employee orientations; benefits information; payroll and time-sheet coordination; employee relations; tuition waivers; tax forms; and supervisor resources. Email:

Starting Monday, July 11, 2016, all IAB travel (with the exception of CANHR travel) will be processed through the Shared Travel Services Office located at 172 Arctic Health Research Building. Please visit the IAB Travel page for more details.

The post-award grant coordinators work with awardees from notice of award through final billing for services and provide post-award proposal management including monthly award activity reporting, budget revisions, notice of pending closure of award, and correspondence with contracting officers.

Email for special programs and facilities:

Email for all other IAB-affiliated grants:

The purchasing technican provides selection, ordering, and delivery advice and support for equipment and supplies for faculty and staff. The purchasing technician also provides shipping and receiving support for faculty and staff. Email:

The laboratory safety officer provides technical advice and services related to environmental health, regulatory, and related safety concerns for institute faculty, staff, and students in coordination with the UAF fire marshal and UAF environmental health, safety, and risk management. The safety officer also coordinates training in field safety and hazardous materials handling, storage, and disposal. Services are provided to ensure compliance with applicable regulations while not impeding research and teaching activities. Email:

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Phillip Harrington

Phillip Harrington

Executive Officer
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Melissa McDonough

Fiscal Officer
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Julie Closuit

Julie Closuit

Lead HR Coordinator
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Katherine (KC) Love

Katherine (KC) Love

HR Technician
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Adam Chisom

Adam Chisom

Grant Coordinator
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Valia Casey

Valia Casey

Grant Coordinator
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Sonnary Campbell

Travel Technician
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Jeanette Moore

Jeanette Moore

Research Professional (lab safety, space)
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Ariana Casey

Student Employee -- Safety Office
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Katia Lundell

Student Employee -- Main Office
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Maria Russell

Maria Russell

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