The primary mission of the Office of Research (OoR) is to develop and implement a strategic plan for research in the School of Medicine. The OoR provides support for:
- Startup packages for new faculty hires
- Retention packages for current faculty
- Core Research Facilities
- Applications for new research equipment and training grants.
The Office facilitates the work of the Vice Dean for Research, Terry Magnuson, PhD. To accomplish the mission of the OoR, Dr. Magnuson has put together a team of people who focus on specific areas. Please see the 'People' page and/or the Organizational Chart for more specific information on whom to contact regarding specific questions.
In order to facilitate communication, the OoR meets regularly with basic science Chairs and Center Directors. We also have five Faculty-at-Large members who meet monthly with the OoR team. The FaL serve for two years. Currently the FaL are: Miriam Braunstein [Microbiology & Immunology], Mohanish Deshmukh [Cell & Developmental Biology], Henrik Dohlman [Biochemistry & Biophysics], Janet Rubin [Medicine], and Anna Spagnoli [Pediatrics]. Please feel free to contact any of these people if there are issues, concerns, recommendations you would like to share with the OoR.
Additionally the Office administers the Post-Tenure Reviews for full Professors, the DLAM Advisory Committee, the DLAM Space Committee and the SOM Conflict of Interest Committee (COIC). Please see the Office of Faculty Affairs website for more information on Post-Tenure reviews. If you have questions about animal care issues or Conflict of Interest, please contact Dede Corvinus in the OoR. For a list of committee members please see the 'Committees' page.
This office also administers the reviews for limited submissions for which primarily the SOM faculty would be the only eligibile candidates. These include: Autism Speaks, Damon Runyan Foundation Cancer Research Award, Dana Foundation Program in Brain and Immuno-Imaging, Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Award, Mary Kay Foundation for Cancer Research Award. If faculty from the Gillings School of Public Health are also eligibile, the OoR will coordinate with GSPH. Memos regarding application dates and materials are sent to department Chairs and Center Directors. For other limited awards, e.g. Searle, Pew, the Office of Research Development administers the campus review to select the UNC candidate.