Bruce Barrett, MD, PhD

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 – Research Program Manager

Responsible for assisting with the coordination and management of Research activities including:

  • DFMCH Research Program Oversight
  • Research Budgeting
  • Research resources guidance
  • Staffing needs
  • Grant application prep

Denise Runyan
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

Loni Ortega
Loni Ortega – Financial Specialist Senior

  • Assist faculty in developing & submitting grant applications
  • Assist in maintaining grant budgets & contract proposals
  • Assist with grants award reporting and review, including effort
  • Assist with monitoring of financial transactions
  • Prepare, maintain and enter payroll

Barbara Mahling
Barbara Mahling – Admin 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

Contact Info

Bruce Barrett, MD, PhD
Vice Chair of Research
Email: Contact »
Phone: (608) 263-2220

Lisa Sampson, MBA
Research Program Manager
Email: Contact »
Phone: (608) 265-4671

Denise Runyan
Grant Manager
Email: Contact »
Phone: (608) 265-2106

Loni Ortega
Financial Specialist Senior
Email: Contact »
Phone: (608) 262-7545

Barbara Mahling
Admin Specialist
Email: Contact »
Phone: (608) 265-3656

Consultation Request
Research Statistical Support
Make requests at least 4 weeks before grant submission date.