Chief of Staff
University of Texas Medical Branch

Stephanie Guzik serves as the chief of staff at the university of Texas Medical Branch.  Prior to joining the UTMB, she was the associate VP and University compliance officer at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Ms. Guzik has extensive expertise in research administration, research integrity, and higher education compliance and she leads the oversight and administration of the health system’s conflict of interest (COI) Program. She is an institution-wide resource and has substantial experience in internal investigations, external audits (e.g., FDA, OHRP, NCI, NIH) and interpreting/applying complex federal and state statutes. Stephanie is a member of the AAMC FOCI steering committee and is a regular contributor, participating as a program committee member, teaching faculty for COI 101 workshops, and co-chairing the AAMC 2018 conference. Stephanie received her bachelor of science in nursing from Valparaiso University and a master’s in business administration from Purdue University. Stephanie is certified in healthcare research compliance (CHRC). She is a registered nurse licensed in Illinois and Indiana and is an adjunct faculty at Rush University.