Research Office


Srirama Rao, Associate Dean for Research
Srirama is the Associate Dean for Research. He is also a researcher and faculty member in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences and in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.

612-625-5163, 445 VMC 

Kersten Warren, Research Coordinator
Kersten has more than 15 years of experience in research and grant administration at both the department and college level at the University of Minnesota. She currently supports researchers in developing proposals and formulating budgets, assists them in understanding of University and federal research compliance and administrative policy, and handles post-award administrative concerns.

612-624-3025, 440 VMC  

Jessica Raines-Jones, Program/Project Specialist 
Jessica supports pre-award grant administration, manages CVM internal grant review processes, and works extensively with the Research Committee.
612-624-3002, 440 VMC


Services offered by the Research Office

Assistance with grant submissions

  • Grants management (budget review, administrative packaging, etc.)
  • Grant review and editing
  • The approval process and liaison with SPA

Research funding

  • Signature Program funding
  • Small companion animal grants for residents
  • Equipment grants
  • Coordination of Rapid Response grants
  • Coordination of Equine Center grants

Publicizing and responding to grant opportunities (e.g., USAID, USDA, NIH, etc.) and logistic/administrative support

Implementation of the Research Strategic Plan

  • Signature Programs
  • Research Culture

Coordination of Research Committee meetings and review of the committee's recommendations

Coordination of Research Day, with the Office of Graduate Programs

Coordination of the CVM seminar series and Caffeinated Conversations on Research

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  • Last modified on July 27, 2015