Office of Research Advancement

The Office of Research Advancement supports the university’s research and scholarly community in the pursuit of external grant and research funding.  Comprehensive administrative and technical support is available to researchers as they form their research teams, identify collaborators, refine their projects and develop their proposals. Working with UB faculty, our goal is to help create highly competitive proposals to support promising research and advance university initiatives.    

Carol O'Connell.

Carol L. O'Connell, MPA

Director

Phone: (716) 645-1758

Email: caroloco@buffalo.edu

Kim Burns.

Kimberly K. Burns, BS

Sr. Proposal Manager

Phone: (716) 645-5382

Email: kshort@buffalo.edu

Alex DeSha.

Alex DeSha, BA

Proposal Manager

Phone: (716) 645-5374

Email: adesha@buffalo.edu

Lindsay Chakan, PhD.

Lindsay Chakan, PhD

Editor

Phone: (716) 645-5696

Email: lindsayy@buffalo.edu

Menna.

Menna-Kristina Mbah, MA

Proposal Manager

Phone: (716) 645-6041

Email: mennakri@buffalo.edu

Maggie Shea.

Maggie Shea

Programs and Events

Phone: (716) 645-5376

Email: mshea3@buffalo.edu

Karyn E. Ventrilla.

Karyn E. Ventrilla, MS

Project Coordinator

Phone: (716) 645-9176

Email: karynven@buffalo.edu

Shawn Miller.

Shawn Miller '21

Student Assistant

Phone: (716) 645-5373

Email: ovpr.sjm52@research.buffalo.edu

Matthew Zaffram photo.

Matthew Zaffram '21

Student Assistant

Phone: (716) 645-5373

Email: ovpr.mpzaffra@research.buffalo.edu