Who We Are

Our Office for Research Support team members are located on each floor of the Medical School, Duluth campus. We invite you to reach out to our Office as a one-stop-shop for all research-related questions and activities. 

Catherine McCarty
Catherine McCarty
, PhD, MPH
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
(218) 726-6351
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Matthew Slattery
Matthew Slattery
, PhD
Associate Professor
(218) 726-7223
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Ryan Harden
Ryan Harden
, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
(218) 726-7695
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Marilyn Odean, MS

Program Director, Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research

218-726-7495
modean@d.umn.edu

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Nils Arvold, MD

Medical Director, Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research

218.249.3081
nils.arvold@slhduluth.com

Cara Skon-Hegg, PhD
Cara Skon-Hegg, PhD

Research Scientist, Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research

218-726-8890
cshegg@d.umn.edu

Annette Rod
Annette Rod

Research Infrastructure Manager & Safety Officer, Office of Research Support

218-726-7475
arod@d.umn.edu

Rebecca Emery, PhD, LP
Rebecca Emery, PhD, LP

CTSI Translational Research & Career Training Postdoctoral Scholar, Office of Research Support

emery049@umn.edu

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Brenna Doheny, PhD, MPH

Postdoctoral Associate, Office of Research Support

bdoheny@umn.edu