Dr. Kerstann is responsible for the oversight of research administration and the shared resources of Winship under the direction of the Executive Director.
Titles and Roles
- Senior Director for Research Administration
- Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Kimberly F. Kerstann, PhD, serves as the Senior Director for Research Administration at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. She serves as a member of the Winship senior leadership team to ensure the coordination and implementation of transdisciplinary and collaborative research programs.
In her role as Senior Director for Research Administration, Dr. Kerstann is responsible for the oversight of research administration and the shared resources of Winship under the direction of the Executive Director. She is responsible for the overall management of the Cancer Center Support Grant, which provides the Winship Cancer Institute with its NCI-designation.
She was appointed to the role of Associate Director for Research Administration by Dr. Curran in October 2009 upon reorganization of the Winship Cancer Institute administrative team. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Kerstann served as the Director of Research Projects for the Winship Cancer Institute. In this role she worked closely with faculty to develop biomarker driven protocols and research initiatives.
With over a decade of experience in conducting biomedical research, particularly in the field of genetic epidemiology, she brings a depth of knowledge in the conduct of research, in addition to project and data management to the administrative team. Dr. Kerstann's time as a medical liaison for a major pharmaceutical company had allowed her to develop the business acumen necessary for an effective administrator.
In 2018, she was named to the executive committee of the Cancer Center Administrators Forum (CCAF), the premier professional organization for NCI-designated cancer center administrators.
Dr. Kerstann earned her PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology from Emory University in 2003. Dr. Kerstann then completed Postdoctoral Fellowships, specializing in genetic epidemiology, at the National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Cancer Institute from 2003-2007.
Dr. Kerstann is the recipient of a 2017 Emory Award of Distinction. The award recognizes university employees who have made outstanding contributions to the Emory community.