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 RunyanDenise 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 ChecovichMary Checovich – Administrative Program Specialist

  • Work closely with the DFMCH Faculty Development Leadership to fulfill existing needs.
  • Assess regulatory compliance activities, including Institutional Review Board (IRB), submissionsand continuing reviews, etc.
  • Assist with data collection, writing scientific papers for publication, manuscript preparation (meeting current publication requirements), etc.
  • Program support for new research initiatives and grants

Loni OrtegaLoni 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 MahlingBarbara 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
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Phone: (608) 263-2220

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

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

Mary Checovich
Administrative Program Specialist
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Phone: (608) 263-2653

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.