StaffCenter for Addiction Research

The Center for Addiction Research is composed of faculty, staff and students across the UTMB campus, including faculty from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Institute of Medical Humanities with interests in substance use disorders (SUDs) research and education, as well as molecular therapeutic development..

The Center has become a coordinating force for translational research in SUD based on a strategy of developing and nurturing opportunities for interdisciplinary investigations and training of new investigators in translational science. Our consortium is unified around creating new diagnostic and treatment approaches, including novel molecular therapeutics, and moving our research from the bench to the bedside with the ultimate goal to improve lives.


  • Foss, Kirsty, MHA, MBA

      Program Manager

    Phone: 409.772.3093
    Fax: 409.747.7050


    Kirsty serves as the Center Program Manager. She is responsible for providing pre and post award administration (T32 Training Grant), budget forecasting, progress reporting, logistics, asset management, scheduling functions, support to all faculty, workgroups, and seminar activities.

    Kirsty has been in health care administration with UTMB since 2008 and has held a variety of positions within UTMB since this time. Kirsty joined The Center for Addiction Research in 2015 and brings a wide range of experience and knowledge to her position. Kirsty has previous experience in clinical management in all disciplines of health care along with research administration.

    • AAHCA, 2013, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
    • BSHA, 2014, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
    • MHA, MBA, 2017, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Bataki, Efthalia Leah, Ph.D.


    Sr. Research Operations Manager

    Phone: 409.772.9640
    Fax: 409.747.7050






Quick Links
Employee Resources [Travel Forms | Reimbursement Form - Steps for form | Instructions for Leave Requests - Cancel Requests ]
Business Resources [RIVA Core Quote Request | Lab Order Form | CAR Contact List ]