Services offered by the Research Office
Office of the Associate Dean for Research
Assistance with grant submissions
- Grants management (budget review, administrative packaging, etc.)
- Grant review and editing
- The approval process and liaison with SPA
- Signature Program funding
- Small companion animal grants for residents
- Equipment grants
- Coordination of Rapid Response grants
Publicizing and responding to grant opportunities (e.g., USAID, USDA, NIH, etc.) and logistic/administrative support
Implementation of the Research Strategic Plan
- Signature Programs
- Research Culture
Coordination of Research Committee meetings and review of the committee's recommendations
Coordination of the CVM Research Seminar series and Caffeinated Conversations on Research
Alex provides management of the internal funding programs, as well as project management and administrative support for the Office of the Associate Dean for Research.
Shannon joins us as our new Pre-Award specialist as of April 2019. She will be providing pre-award support for the college including but not limited to development of resources, maintenance of funding databases, and providing overflow support for the department Pre-Award specialists.
Mike works with College researchers to understand the focus, efficacy, and potential impacts of research efforts—and communicates those efforts to stakeholders across the medical, clinical, educational, media, and donor landscapes. He writes and edits digital and print pieces for College channels including vetmed.umn.edu, Profiles magazine, newsletters, and social media. He analyzes the impact of communications methods in a ceaseless effort to answer the question: How do we better communicate the critical work researchers do everyday at the CVM?
Pre-Award Support Coordinator
Yorie brings 20 years of pre-award and training grant experience to the Office of the Associate Dean for Research. She will be ensuring pre-award specialists and faculty members have the tools needed to have an excellent pre-award experience for grant submissions. Yorie will also be available to support department administrators as a pre-award backup when needed.
Kersten has more than 15 years of experience in research and grant administration at the University of Minnesota. She currently supports researchers in developing proposals and formulating budgets, assists them in understanding of research compliance and administrative policy, and handles post-award administrative concerns.
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Lesley Schmidt Sindberg
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Veterinary Population Medicine