TTUHSC El Paso Employee Receives First-Ever Sheri Pulis Award

Teresa Adame, associate managing director in the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, received the first-ever Sheri Pulis Outstanding Service in Research Administration Award. The OSP assists faculty and staff with identifying, obtaining and maintaining funding for sponsored projects at the university.

Adame received the award at the 2019 Cayuse Round-Up, a research administration conference held annually by Cayuse, a research administration software company based in Portland, Oregon.

The award was created in honor of Sheri Pulis, an electronic research administration programs and business analyst in the Office of Research at the University of California-Davis who passed away in February 2019. The award is given to research administrators from Cayuse customer institutions who embody Pulis’ spirited traits, including demonstrated service to the research community and a strong dedication to their institution.

Sheri Pulis’ sisters LaTrenda and Shannon, mother Mary, Teresa Adame, Cindy Kiel of UC Davis, and Cayuse CEO Matt McLellan.

Sheri Pulis’ sisters LaTrenda and Shannon, mother Mary, Teresa Adame, Cindy Kiel of UC Davis, and Cayuse CEO Matt McLellan.

Adame, who has over 20 years of experience in the research administration field, was selected as the first-ever award winner by a panel of Cayuse company leadership.

“I am passionate about research administration; it is a career that has allowed me to be a small part of something big – research. Research that has not only helped further science, but has also positively impacted our community’s health care infrastructure,” said Adame.

After leading her OSP team through an implementation of Cayuse 424, the company’s research grant proposal submission software, Adame successfully submitted TTUHSC El Paso’s first National Institutes of Health R01 federal grant proposal as a standalone institution within the Texas Tech University System.

Once Cayuse 424 was implemented, it was made available to the entire TTUHSC El Paso campus in September.

“Receiving this award not only highlights my accomplishments, but the accomplishments of the entire OSP and research information technology team,” said Adame.