Denise Scala has been working in grant administration for the past 30 years at the University of Pennsylvania. Her focus has been both pre award and post award administration within the School of Nursing. She has responsibility for finance, compliance, training, and reporting for specific faculty. Scala has participated on committees to enhance compliance and electronic research administration. She is currently the treasurer for the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Society of Research Administrators. She is a certified Research Administrator who is required to take continuing education seminars and/or present topics of interest in this changing field.