Contact a Grant Expert

Staff members from Sponsored Projects Services (SPS) and the Office of Research Advancement (ORA) can help you with research proposals. SPS is responsible for development, review and submission of sponsored funding proposals. SPS also helps manage your awards. ORA can assist in developing, editing and formatting your proposal.

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ORA Team Members

ORA staff members help in developing, editing and formatting proposals.

Carol L. O'Connell, MPA

Director

Office of Research Advancement

UB Commons, Suite 114 (North Campus)

Phone: (716) 645-1758

Email: caroloco@buffalo.edu

Kimberly K. Burns, BS

Senior Proposal Manager

Office of Research Advancement

UB Commons, Suite 114 (North Campus)

Phone: (716) 645-5382

Email: kshort@buffalo.edu

Lindsay M. Chakan, PhD

Editor

Office of Research Advancement

UB Commons, Suite 114 (North Campus)

Phone: 716-645-9478

Email: lindsayy@buffalo.edu

Alex DeSha, BA

Proposal Manager

Office of Research Advancement

UB Commons, Suite 114 (North Campus)

Phone: (716) 645-5374

Email: adesha@buffalo.edu

Aimee Jo Gibney, PhD

Sr. Editor

Office of Research Advancement

UB Commons, Suite 114 (North Campus)

Phone: (716) 645-5377

Email: aimeegib@buffalo.edu

Menna-Kristina Mbah, MA

Proposal Manager

Office of Research Advancement

UB Commons, Suite 114 (North Campus)

Phone: (716) 645-6041

Email: mennakri@buffalo.edu

Maggie Shea

Programs and Events

Office of Research Advancement

UB Commons, Suite 114 (North Campus)

Phone: (716) 645-5376

Email: mshea3@buffalo.edu

Karyn E. Ventrilla, MS

Project Coordinator

Office of Research Advancement

UB Commons, Suite 114 (North Campus)

Phone: (716) 645-9176

Email: karynven@buffalo.edu

Shawn Miller '21

Student Assistant

Office of Research Advencement

UB Commons, Suite 114 (North Campus)

Phone: (716) 645-5373

Email: ovpr.sjm52@research.buffalo.edu

Matthew Zaffram '21

Student Assistant

Office of Research Advancement

UB Commons, Suite 114 (North Campus)

Phone: (716) 645-5373

Email: ovpr.mpzaffra@research.buffalo.edu