Services offered by the Research Office

Office of the Associate Dean for Research

Molly McCue

Interim Associate Dean for Research

Molly McCue, DVM, MS, PhD is the interim Associate Dean for Research and a researcher/faculty member in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine. 

mccu0173@umn.edu
612-625-5163
445 VMC 

Kersten Warren

Research Administrator

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.

kdanders@umn.edu
612-624-3025
440 VMC  

Katie Thomas

Research Coordinator

Katie provides administrative support for research programs in the Office of Associate Dean for Research including internal funding programs and direct administrative support for the interim Associate Dean of Research. 

If interested in scheduling a meeting with  Dr. Molly McCue, please contact Katie. 

thoma823@umn.edu
612-624-3002
440 VMC

Yorie Smart

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. 

smart006@umn.edu
612-625-5746
225 VMC

 

Research Services

Assistance with grant submissions

  • Grants management (budget review, administrative packaging, etc.)
  • Grant review and editing
  • The approval process and liaison with SPA

Research funding

  • 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 Points of Pride Research Day, with the Office of Graduate Programs

Coordination of the CVM Research Seminar series and Caffeinated Conversations on Research

Departmental Administration

Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Melissa Dargay

Administrative Director
612-301-1234
mdargay@umn.edu

Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Gina Dugan 
Administrative Director
612-625-3734
dugan030@umn.edu

Veterinary Population Medicine
Natalie Dillon
Administrative Director
612-624-5344
dillo016@umn.edu