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Srirama Rao

Associate Dean for Research

Srirama is the Associate Dean for Research. He is also a researcher and faculty member in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences and in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.

psrao@umn.edu
612-625-5163
445 VMC 

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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.

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

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Jessica Raines-Jones

Program/Project Specialist 

Jessica supports pre-award grant administration, manages CVM internal grant review processes, and works extensively with the Research Committee. 

raine034@umn.edu
612-624-3002
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
  • Coordination of Equine Center 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
  • COMOS

Coordination of Research Committee meetings and review of the committee's recommendations

Coordination of Research Day, with the Office of Graduate Programs

Coordination of the CVM seminar series and Caffeinated Conversations on Research

Research Committee

E. Dickerson, VCS, 2018 (Chair)
P. Davies, VPM, 2017
E. Furrow, VCS, 2017
Y. Liang, VBS, 2017
M. McCue, VPM, 2018
M. Murtaugh, VBS, 2018
L. Pluhar, VCS, 2017
D. Seelig, VCS, 2017
P. Skinner, VBS, 2019
S. Sreevatsan, VPM, 2019
R. Washabau, VCS, 2019

Postdoc Rep: G. Machado, VPM
Ad hoc: M. Rutherford
Ex officio: S. Rao

Departmental Administration

Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Dawn Foster
Administrative Director
P: 612-624-2700
fosterd@umn.edu

Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Debra Benda
Administrative Director 
P: 612-625-3734
benda009@umn.edu

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