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.
Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, RN, FASPEN, FAAN, FGSA, senior associate dean for Research, is the chief research officer for the College and is responsible for overseeing the Office of Research, Discovery and Innovation and its staff, developing and supporting research and scholarship activities in CNHP, as well as advancing strategic partnerships between internal and external entities.
Arun Ramakrishnan, PhD, director of Research Labs, is responsible for regulatory and quality compliance, oversight of lab facilities and equipment and assisting 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.
Priyanka Sanghavi, co-op, is tasked with establishing the use of Smartsheet to deploy a new internal work ticket system and to create research portfolio dashboards for principal investigators.
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/