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For questions regarding research news or events at UNMC, please contact the Department of Strategic Communications, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., (402) 559-4353.

Vice Chancellor for Research

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Jennifer Larsen, MD
Vice Chancellor
402-559-4837
 
 
Pamela S. Welch, BS
Director of Business Operations
402-559-4837
 

Associate Vice Chancellors for Research

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Kenneth Bayles, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Basic Science Research
402-559-4945
Support Staff: Sarah McKee
 
 
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Christopher Kratochvil, MD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research
402-559-8490
Support Staff: Tina Hovorka
 

Research Resources

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Tess Kuenstling, PhD, MBA, PMP
Director, Research Resources
402-559-6162
Support Staff: Deb Hawkins
 
 
Max Kuenstling, MS
Research Programs & Communications Manager
402-559-6990
 
 
Allegra Hardin, MA
Research Communications Specialist
402-552-3315
 
 
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James Geiger, MA
Research Data Analytics Manager
402-559-4565
 
 
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Thelma Williams Parks, BA
Accountant III
402-559-6909
 
 
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Julie Sommer, MS
Research Facilities Planner II
402-559-3231
   
Dorene Scheffel
Research Resources Project Coordinator
402-559-3004
 
 
Linda Wilkie, BS, VT
402-559-7649
 

Administrative Support

Deborah Hawkins
Administrative Associate
402-559-8444
 
 
Tina Hovorka
Administrative Associate
402-559-6704
 
 
Sarah McKee
Staff Associate
402-554-2286
 
 
Jodi Jamison
Office Associate
402-559-8490
 

Finance

Veronica Jones, BS, MBA
Finance Director
 
 
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Celeste Lim
Finance & Grants Coordinator
402-559-6803
 
 
 
Tisha Walker, AS
Accounting Technician
402-552-6190