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The UFCD Office of Research is committed to providing assistance to faculty, staff and students in the College of Dentistry. The office staff works in conjunction with the UF Health Science Center and the UF community to facilitate research opportunities and sponsored funding. The office is a resource for:

The Office of Research is located in the College of Dentistry on the third floor, room D3-43 . Questions?  Contact the office at: (352) 294-5440  or email:

 Office of Research Org Chart

  Faculty & Staff         

Dr. Robert BurneRobert Burne, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Oral Biology


As the Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Burne facilitates research endeavors which benefit faculty and students. Dr. Burne also provides leadership in both the scientific and administrative communities.



Kathy GallowayKathy Galloway, CRA

Assistant Director for Research Administration

Phone: 352-294 5442


The Assistant Director for Research Administration has oversight of the day to day operations of the Office of Research. Kathy’s expertise is award administration, and contract and grant management.


Beverly DaviesBeverly Davies

Senior Grants Specialist

Beverly provides guidance and resources in the area of proposal preparation and pre-award.   She reviews and approves proposal submissions at the college level. Beverly is also the contact for the Seed Grant Program.

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Christi Mason

Grants Specialist

Phone: 352-294-8118


Christi has a unique position in the Office of Research; she manages both pre and post award for multiple departments, which Include: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences, Periodontology, Endodontics, Pediatrics, and Orthodontics.

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Denise Webb

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 352-294-5444


As the administrative assistant for the Office of Research, Denise manages the student research programs. She provides administrative assistance to the Associate Dean of Research and coordinates college wide events such as Spring Synergy.

Grants Accounting Core

Breton_Ronda_webRonda Breton

Senior Grants Specialist

Phone: 352-273-8832


Ronda focuses on accounting, including: payroll distributions for all grant personnel, budget transfer requests, assists with audits of sponsored research accounts, and oversight of reporting and closing of all grant projects; also, ensures adherence to agency, UF, state, and federal guidelines.


marquelle 2 IMG_2143MarQuelle Rawls

Grants Specialist

Phone: 352- 273-9276


MarQuelle provides project summary reports to PI and departmental administrators, meets to financially plan and review expenditures on all grant accounts, including the overhead account. She is a liaison between PI and sub-awards to ensure consortium agreements are established, assists with audits of sponsored research accounts, and ensures adherence to agency, UF, state, and federal guidelines.



Lori WootenLori Wooten

Grants Assistant

Phone: 352-273-7524


Lori reconciles all grant accounts on a monthly basis, including: IDC accounts, enters new and revised IDC distributions into F&A manager, assists with audits of sponsored research accounts, assists with closing of projects; and ensures adherence to agency, UF, state, and federal guidelines.




  • Administration                                                            Ronda Breton
  • Oral Biology                                                               Denise Dorman
  • Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science          Chris Polny
  • Restorative Dental Sciences                                     Linda Tanner
  • All other departments                                                Christina Mason