Creation of Surgery Research Support Services Office
Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD, MHA, Chair of the Department of Surgery, has created a new research infrastructure to provide increased resources and a single source for research related support with the creation of a new office named - Surgery Research Support Services. This new research entity is tasked with providing researchers with a one-stop resource, supporting them throughout the research life cycle - from concept - to post award reporting requirements. Surgery Research Support Services will now provide a singular point of contact for those DOS faculty, post-docs, fellows and residents conducting or planning to conduct research.
Lisa Rogers, MS, MPH has been appointed Director of Research Operations to lead the Surgery Research Support Services. "Lisa has over 25 years of research and research management experience and has worked closely with me and my predecessors to optimize our research processes, support faculty research and grow our research portfolio," says Ikramuddin on this appointment. All DOS research support services and resources, with the exception of SAC-managed post-award financial reporting, are now consolidated under this umbrella. The Surgical Clinical Trials Office, led by Bob Bailey, along with Pre-award Grant Support, grant writing, and all other research support will now be part of Surgery Research Support Services.
All divisions will be supported by Surgery Research Support Services. Research Institutes (Basic and Translational Research, Experimental Surgical Services, Pre-Clinical Research Center, Schulze Diabetes Institute and the Visible Heart Lab) will continue to be supported by their existing structures. However, Surgery Research Support Services are available to all members of DOS.
Ikramuddin says, "I believe that this new structure is essential to ensure the success of our commitment to cultivating new research and strengthening our existing programs."