Leadership Change in Contracts and Grants Accounting

After five years of dedicated service to the Controller’s Office, Mary Catherine “MC” Gaisbauer, Assistant Controller of Contracts and Grants Accounting, has accepted the position of Business and Integration Manager in the office of the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Senior Associate Vice Chancellor of Research. In her new role effective January 2, MC will oversee the integration and operations of Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI).

MC joined UCSF’s Controller’s Office in 2014 to oversee post award management services for our $1.6 billion research enterprise and has led her organization through several strategic process improvement initiatives. Collaborating with business partners and expertly advising our principal investigators and research administrators, MC has artfully balanced compliance and risk while carefully considering the impact new guidance, policy and procedures will have on stakeholders.

We wish MC all the best and thank her for her contributions to the Controller’s Office and the broader UCSF community!

Ellyn McCaffrey has agreed to lead the Contracts and Grants Accounting team on an interim basis while we conduct a search for a permanent replacement.