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.
445 VMC 

Kersten Warren

Research Coordinator

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.
440 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

Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Gina Dugan 
Administrative Director

Veterinary Population Medicine
Natalie Dillon
Administrative Director