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Robert Weiss, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, oversees research and research administration in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). His leadership supports opportunities for faculty collaborations, implementation of research initiatives, communication and understanding of regulatory compliance, as well as dissemination of research activities conducted in the College.  Under his leadership, the College Research Office goals are to support the strategic research mission of the College and to facilitate the grant application process.

Laura Mathews, Administrative Assistant, provides support to the Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education, the College's internal grants program, and the Harry M. Zweig Memorial Fund for Equine Research.

Melinda Cirri, Internal Grants Coordinator, provides support to the Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education, the Research Grants Program in Animal Health, the Resident Research Grants Program, and John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation Wildlife Conservation and Shelter Medicine Program.

Jenna Bush, Grant & Contract Officer, directs the grant application submission process and provides research administration expertise, mentoring, and leadership.  Jenna is supported by a college grant and contract representative. She has extensive experience working with all sponsoring agencies. Jenna manages the balance of adhering to University policy, sponsor requirements, and the need to communicate with faculty and departments. 

Sutapa Ghosh, Grant & Contracts Assistant, works with the designated research coordinators in each department to provide administrative guidance in the development of proposals for research funding. In collaboration with the department's research coordinators, the College Representatives will review proposals for compliance with Cornell and sponsor guidelines.

Jonathan Feliciano, Grant & Contracts Representative, aids the Grant & Contract Officers throughout the grant application and submission process. Jonathan also works to identify new funding opportunities from Federal and Foundational sources to provide new funding opportunities for CVM Faculty. Additionally, Jonathan also provides technological support for the CVM GCO's through managing data entry procedures and posting abstracts on a monthly basis for all new and continuing Sponsored research.

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