Research Development

The Office of Research Development oversees resources and sets research priorities for the School of Medicine. 

Announcement on pending reviews will be reported from the Dean's Office via email to Department Chairs and Senate Directors well before the deadline application.

Committees under the auspices of the Office or Research Development include:

  • Across the Finish Line (AFL) Funding are designed to help both junior faculty and established faculty moving into a new area of investigation. Funds will be used to generate pilot data that can be leveraged into a new R01-type grant submission (or re-submission).
  • Bridge Funding Committee provides one-time support to principal investigators who have lost major grant support and who will re-apply for funding.
  • SIRC Funding reviews proposals for funding with the Dean's Academic Enrichment Fund.
  • Clinical Translational Research Advisory Committee (CTRAC) responds to strategic needs for clinical and translational research in the School of Medicine. It also serves as the Internal Advisory Committee for CCTSI.
  • Research Advisory Committee (RAC) examines new developments within the School of Medicine, recommends strategic areas that merit investment and otherwise conducts ongoing strategic planning.

These four committees serve as advisory to the Dean. The RAC and CTRAC are also advisory to the Vice Chancellor for Research.  

Research Leadership

Senior Associate Dean for Research Affairs 
Peter Buttrick, MD

Associate Dean for Clinical Research
Thomas Campbell, MD 

Associate Dean for Child Health Research
Ron Sokol, MD

Director, Planning & Facilities, SOM
Suzann Staal


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