About

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 UF’s Academic Health Center and UF’s community to facilitate research opportunities and sponsored funding. The office is a resource for:


Contacts

Dr. Valeria Gordan

Valeria Gordan, DDS, MS, MS-CI

Distinguished Professor and Director for Dental Practice-Based Research

Associate Dean for Research

As associate dean for research, Dr. Gordan facilitates research endeavors benefiting faculty and students. Dr. Gordan also provides leadership in both the scientific and administrative communities.

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Ronda Cropped

Ronda Breton

Associate Director for Research Administration

Ronda manages the Office of Research and provides guidance to faculty and staff throughout the college to support the research enterprise, ensuring adherence to agency, UF, state and federal guidelines. She maintains the college’s research statistics, compiles research measures for promotion and tenure packets, provides guidance in completing effort reports and compiles annual reports for the university and college.

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Christi Mason

Christi Mason

Research Administrator Manager

Christi manages the pre-award and proposal affairs for the Office of Research. She is responsible for all pre- and post-award activities including the submission of proposals for all institution and individual training grants and career development awards, including but not limited to all T, F and K awards. Christi is also responsible for providing assistance with highly complex submissions such as P and U awards.

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Lori Wooten

Research Administrator II

Lori supports the pre-award, proposals and post-award enterprise of the college. She is responsible for all pre- and post-award activities including the submission of proposals for the Department of Oral Biology.

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Ryan Roberts

Ryan Roberts

Research Administrator II

Ryan supports the pre-award, proposals and post-award enterprise of the college. He is responsible for all pre- and post-award activities including the submission of proposals for the Department of Community Dentistry & Behavioral Science. Ryan can be reached at 352-273-7254.

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Research Administrator I/II

Supports the pre-award, proposals, and post-award enterprise of the college. Is responsible for all pre- and post-award activities, including submitting proposals for Oral & Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Restorative Dental Sciences and the School of Advanced Dental Sciences. Until we fill this position you may contact Christi Mason at 352-294-8118 or Ronda Breton at 352-273-8832 for assistance.

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Christi, Lori, Ryan, and Chassidy provide monthly project summary reports to principle investigators and departmental administrators and meet with them to financially plan and review expenditures on all grant accounts, including the overhead accounts. They liaise between PIs and sub-awards to ensure the set-up of consortium agreements, assist with audits of sponsored research accounts, and ensure adherence to sponsor, UF, state and federal guidelines. They also enter CAS exemptions, no-cost extensions, re-budgeting modifications, and new and revised F&A distributions into UFirst for their assigned departments. In addition, they assist the departments with payroll distributions and the closing of projects.


Denise Webb

Denise Webb

Administrative Specialist II & Student Research Programs

Denise manages the student research programs. She provides administrative assistance to the associate dean for research and coordinates college-wide events, such as Spring Synergy, our annual research day. 352-294-5444

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Renita

Renita J. Jenkins

Clinical Research Manager

Renita provides support for research protocols, clinical study proposals, IRB applications, study implementation and compliance. Renita has worked within the DCRU since 2014, providing expertise and assisting with numerous clinical research studies. Phone: 352-273-6933

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The Office of Research is located on the UF Dental Tower’s third floor (room D3-43)

Questions?  Call (352) 294-5440 or email DN-Office-of-Research@ad.ufl.edu