John Pounardjian, MBA

Associate Director for Administration
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

John Pounardjian was named Associate Director for Administration in October 2019 following appointment to Acting Associate Director for Administration in March 2019 from his role as Deputy Associate Director of Administration assumed in March 2017. He has been a member of the Case CCC Admin team since 2012, previously serving as GI SPORE Administrator. He is nationally recognized for his SPORE expertise; serving on the planning committee, and being an invited speaker at two National SPORE Administrator Workshops.

In his current role, John oversees all aspects of the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) management with primary responsibilities including fiscal management, oversight of the Case CCC pilot grant process, management of Case CCC shared resources (SRs), and co-administrative support of CCSG supported SRs that are managed by the institutions. John works closely with the SRs to provide guidance and assistance with and standardization of billing, usage, and collection processes and systems, fee development and review, annual usage surveys, and monitoring of user satisfaction.

John is responsible for all large multi-PI or multi-component grants in the Case CCC, including the NCTN LAPS grant, and is also well versed in NIH Public Access Policy compliance.

Prior to joining the Case CCC, John spent 8 years at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, working in Research Education.