Director of Sponsored Programs
Office of Sponsored Programs
April Turley joined AdventHealth Research Institute as the Director of Sponsored Programs in May of 2020.
April has extensive knowledge and expertise in research administration, university technology commercialization, contract negotiation, IP protection, operations & compliance, and contract management. She joined AdventHealth from Kentucky where she was the director of the Commonwealth Commercialization Center (C3), a science and technology non-profit, create to benefit regional state universities by expanding research capabilities and developing university commercialization services. She also served as a Co-PI on a NIH Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH) Grant where she assisted research teams in developing proposals for translational research products.
Prior to C3, she was at the University of South Florida (USF) as the director of the Technology Transfer Office. In this role, she provided leadership and management for the office by collaborating to drive licensing, patents and startup activities. April also enabled the coordination among university researchers, administration, outside counsel, external parties, and government agencies. The university was recognized as being one of the top 20 American Universities for technology transfer by the prestigious Milken Institute during her tenure.
April received her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) and her M.B.A. from Florida International University (FIU).