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Office of Research, Discovery, and Innovation

The primary function of this office is to provide administrative support and guidance for faculty in the College of Nursing and Health Professions in developing, implementing and disseminating research. The Office is managed by the Associate Dean for Research who is responsible for planning, promoting, and coordinating a supportive culture of research within the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Dr. Deborah J Clegg, PhD, RD, Associate Dean for Research, research interests include sex hormones and their impact on all facets of metabolism and health.  Dr. Clegg is a standing member of an NIH study section focusing on training grants.  She also is a standing member of a study section for the Veteran's administration as well as for the American Diabetes Association.  She is also asked to review grants from throughout the world focusing on incorporation of sex and gender in research design and implementation.

Arun Ramakrishnan, PhD, Director of Research Labs is responsible for regulatory and quality compliance, oversight of lab facilities and equipment, and assists researchers in technical aspects of measurement and software programming.

Ed Doherty, Director of Grants Administration is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day pre-award and post-award management of research grant and contracts.

Aneatra Jordan, BA, Grants Administrator supports faculty applying for research grants and contracts and provides post-award management of funded research. 

Molly Barron, Research Grant Assistant serves as a point of contact and liaison between research faculty, research administration, internal departments and external institutions. Molly organizes and facilitates meetings, conferences, and other special events.

Priyanka Sanghavi, Co-op is tasked with establishing the use of Smartsheet to deploy an new internal work ticket system and to create research portfolio dashboards for Principal Investigators.

The Research Committee consists of six faculty members who advise the Associate Dean for Research on policy and matters regarding research within the College.

Faculty may request a grant mentor to assist in preparation of a research proposal and review of a proposal prior to submission.

Editorial and statistical services are available for faculty - Forms to request services:  https://drexel.edu/cnhp/research/resources/

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