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.    

Kim Burns.

Kimberly K. Burns, BS

Sr. Proposal Manager, ORA

Phone: (716) 645-5382

Email: kshort@buffalo.edu

Alex DeSha.

Alex DeSha, BA

Proposal Manager, ORA

Phone: (716) 645-5374

Email: adesha@buffalo.edu

Lindsay Chakan, PhD.

Lindsay Chakan, PhD

Editor, ORA

Phone: (716) 645-5696

Email: lindsayy@buffalo.edu

Menna.

Menna-Kristina Mbah, MA

Proposal Manager, ORA

Phone: (716) 645-6041

Email: mennakri@buffalo.edu

Maggie Shea.

Maggie Shea

Coordinator Programs and Events, Research and Economic Development

Phone: (716) 645-5376

Email: mshea3@buffalo.edu

Karyn E. Ventrilla.

Karyn E. Ventrilla, MS

Project Coordinator, Research and Economic Development

Phone: (716) 645-9176

Email: karynven@buffalo.edu

Shawn Miller.

Shawn Miller '21

Student Assistant, ORA

Phone: (716) 645-5373

Email: ovpr.sjm52@research.buffalo.edu

Matthew Zaffram photo.

Matthew Zaffram '21

Student Assistant, ORA

Phone: (716) 645-5373

Email: ovpr.mpzaffra@research.buffalo.edu