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 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