The Office of Research Affairs has a firm commitment to advancing the research enterprise of the Medical School by providing input on research and research related policy matters to the Dean, the Administrative Council and Faculty Senate as follow:
Identification and consideration of research areas for development, especially in regard to the establishment of centers and interdisciplinary programs.
- Identification of facilities and equipment needed for replacement and development.
- Development of strategies for expanding activities in clinical and basic research.
- Establishment of a plan and guidelines to more actively participate in technology transfer.
- Advise on use of institutional resources and the acquisition of outside funds for the development of research programs to make the research efforts of the school visible to the public.
We are also committed to enhancing the research and intellectual endeavors of both faculty and trainees through programs offered by the Research Committee and the Graduate Student Education Committee. The Office of Research Affairs also screens and identifies nominees for extramural funding opportunities with limited submission criteria and is responsible for the oversight and management of the Annual McGovern Medical School Research Retreat, The Ernst Knobil Distinguished Lecture, the Dean’s Lecture Series, the Cheves Smythe Distinguished Lecture Series, and the Collaborative Workshop series.
Internal Medicine, Cardiology
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Edwin G. Krebs-Speights Professor of Cell Signaling
and Cancer Biology Chair
University of Washington
Professor and Travelers Chair in Geriatrics and Gerontology
Director, UConn Center on Aging, University of Connecticut
Chief, Geriatric Medicine, UConn Health
Director, UConn Older Americans Independence (Pepper) Center
Director, NIH SenNet KAPP-Sen Tissue Mapping Center
Director, NIA Geroscience Education and Training Network
Deputy Editor, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society