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Contact Information

Associate Dean for Research

Dr. Nancy Schoenberg
(859) 323-8175

The Associate Dean for Research directs the College's efforts to fulfill its research mission by providing guidance and strategic advice to investigators pursuing extramural research sponsorship. From her perspective as a senior researcher with extensive experience as a Principal Investigator and as a grant reviewer on NIH study sections, the Associate Dean mentors College of Public Health faculty members in their proposal development efforts. The research office focuses efforts on supporting junior and other faculty to develop and refine research grant applications and other scholarly products; promote collaborations across campus and universities; and enhance the culture of scholarship through a dynamic speaker series, a robust pilot grant program, and a rigorous grant review process.

Assistant Dean for Research

Margaret McGladrey, MA
(859) 218-2023

The Assistant Dean for Research manages the day-to-day operations of the research office and provides a wide variety of administrative and programmatic support services to College faculty, including monitoring, promoting, and analyzing funding opportunities; developing and reviewing narrative materials for grant applications; preparing budgets and justifications; compiling application packets and internal approval forms; tracking funded awards; and facilitating grant-related training and professional development opportunities, including offering a one-credit grant-writing course to graduate students. The Assistant Dean strives to reduce the administrative burden of applying for extramural research funding by serving as the liaison with UK research infrastructure and coordinating proposal development efforts on behalf of College investigators.

College Grants Officer

Jeffrey Kurz, JD
(859) 218-2045

The College Grants Officer is the College of Public Health's representative from the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration and ensures proposal compliance with sponsor and institutional costing policies. Together with the Assistant Dean, the College Grants Officer assists investigators with meeting the administrative requirements of new applications and managing grants after funding awards are received. Click here to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the College Grants Officer and the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration.