College of Medicine (COM) Office of Research
The most important mission of the COM Office of Research is to enhance the College’s goals by developing research programs to support the scholarly activities of COM faculty and students. In this regard, the COM Office of Research is involved in research related activities at the COM, including but not limited to:
- Planning and implementation of the Research laboratory at the COM (~2,000 sqf), including equipment and consumables for faculty and student activities
- Support for the Self-Directed Student Scholarly Project.
- Oversight the Mini-Grant Program.
- Support for the Research Centers at the COM.
The COM Office of Research promotes multidisciplinary collaboration across the university colleges and with academic and clinical institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and business/industry entities around the world. The COM Office of Research, the COM Research Committee, and associated staff are under the leadership of the Assistant Dean of Research, who is appointed by the Dean.
The responsibilities of the Assistant Dean of Research include:
- In conjunction with the Dean and the Faculty Council, establishes and maintains the COM Research Committee. In this regard, the Assistant Dean of Research is also the Chair of the Research Committee. The COM Research Committee members may nominate and vote for the appointment of the Vice-Chair of the COM Research Committee.
- Supports interdisciplinary research by assisting the Dean in the creation of two new Research Centers.
- Oversight of the activities of the Laboratory Manager for Research Laboratory/Scholarly Project Coordinator, working with faculty and students in the research laboratory.
- Assists faculty members in identifying funding sources.
- Serves as a liaison with the VP of Research/Office of Research and the COM in matters of research, such as institutional oversight committees, including Institutional Review Board (IRB) Committee, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), CNU Research Committee, as well as the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).
- Collaborate with the Safety and Security Committee, in the application and development of policies and procedures for laboratory access and laboratory safety to faculty, students, maintenance personnel, and staff.