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Leerin Shields

Leerin Shields, CRA

Grants and Contracts Manager

Office of Sponsored Programs

Leerin Shields


Ms. Shields is the Grants and Contracts Manager for AdventHealth with over 16 years’ experience in sponsored programs in hospital- and university-settings. Her specialties include negotiation of biomedical grants and contracts, grants with government entities, clinical trial budgeting and negotiations, policy development and implementation, and training in research administration. Ms. Shields has been an active member of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) since 2003. Her NCURA activities include: Regional Chair (2014), current Region III Mentor, multiple national and regional speaking engagements, and active member of several committees.