Research Core Team
Bruce Barrett, MD, PhD – Vice Chair of Research
Responsible for overall coordination and management of Research activities including:
- Grant and research project planning including: question identification, methodology, analysis
- Identification of funding opportunities
- Grant Review
- Manuscript Review
- Research Budget
- Staffing needs
- Initial statistical analysis requests
Lisa Sampson, MBA – Director of Research Operations
Responsible for assisting with the coordination and management of Research activities including:
- Research Operations Administration
- Financial monitoring and forecasting
- Grant development and monitoring
- Data analysis and compliance
- Contract development/oversight
- Staff coordination and support
Denise Runyan – Grant Manager
Responsible for management of DFMCH grants and contracts including:
- Assist faculty in developing & submitting grant applications, contract proposals, progress and final reports
- Coordinate electronic submissions (WISPER, CAYUSE, GRANTS.GOV, FASTLANE)
- Award Set-up/Closeout tasks through RSP
- Monitor grant & contract budgets; keep faculty and appropriate staff apprised of status
- Ensure compliance with federal, state and university regulations regarding conduct of research
- Coordination of Effort Certification
Mary Checovich – Regulatory Specialist – 3830 Alumni Hall, 608-263-2653
- Develop and monitor a standardized mechanism for IRB submissions that will:
- Provide advice for department faculty;
- minimize faculty effort;
- provide training opportunities;
- and incorporate administrative preparation and review of protocols, applications, amendments, changes to protocols, one-time use requests, and adverse events.
- Develop and prepare clinical research protocols, applications, amendments, changes to protocols, one-time use requests, and adverse events for submission to the HS-IRB, MR-IRB, and the VA Research Committee
- Guide faculty investigators, research coordinators, and staff to ensure compliance with expectations, human subjects requirements, and institutional and regulatory requirements.
- Submit serious adverse event reports, Data Safety Monitoring Board findings, Investigator Brochure updates, and protocol deviations as required.
- Assist investigators with federal applications such as Investigational New Drug, Investigational Device Exemption, and Certificates of Confidentiality.
- Assist investigators with Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative training.
- Develop patient-oriented materials, such as study subject recruitment flyers, letters, and advertisements.
Nathaniel Javid – Administrative Specialist
- Manage DFMCH faculty publication and presentation listing
- Provide oversight on DFMCH research website and coordinate updates
- Assist faculty with CV maintenance and manuscript submission
- Support for special projects, preparation of reports, PPT presentations, correspondence, proofreading and editing
- Purchasing and travel arrangements for grant-funded activities
- Grant Processing/Proposals Support
- Coordination of the DFMCH Small Grants Program
- Back-up for WREN administrative activities
Rachel Lundwall, MA – Research Writing Specialist
- Identify Potential Funding Opportunities
- Proposal Planning
- Find and develop resources to aid proposal prep (templates, checklists)
- Assist with an action plan and provide project management
- Writing Support for Academic Outputs (e.g., proposals, manuscripts)
- Improve document readability through formatting, tables, logic models, etc.
- Edit for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and word choice
- Revise for style, logical flow, and persuasiveness