Nell Cryer is the Manager of the Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) Shared Services Team at UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW). Nell began her career with UTSW in 2012, focusing on preparation and compliance of Cancer Prevention research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) quarterly and financial reporting obligations. She pioneered the SPA Outreach program for UTSW in 2014, developing the program into an innovative customer response team for campus researchers, addressing pre-award and post-award problem resolution needs. She currently manages five Shared Services Teams within SPA including Outreach, Research Financial Compliance, Audit, Data Analytics and Administration. She participates in many pre-award and post-award process development and improvement initiatives, as well as training programs. Prior to joining UTSW, Nell spent 15 years in public accounting as well as 12 years as a corporate controller, focusing on financial performance, business strategy and problem resolution. Nell earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Stephen F. Austin State University.