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The Office of Research is responsible for promoting, supporting, and expanding the research mission within the CUNY SoM. 

The office assists faculty in obtaining and managing external federal, state, and private foundation funding and works with the CCNY Office of Research Administration to provide faculty with administrative support for grant submission.

The office facilitates the mentoring of junior faculty, provides workshops on grant writing, and helps to identify funding opportunities for faculty. 

The office provides faculty with pre and post-award services. Pre-award services include identifying potential external funding, preparing budgets and other sponsor forms, interpreting sponsor guidelines, and handling subcontract issuance and negotiations.

Post-award services include providing guidance on Research Foundation account management, assisting with sponsor agency requirements and documentation, budget modifications, and no-cost extensions, and preparing annual reports.

The Associate Dean for Research oversees the Office of Research and works closely with the CCNY Associate Provost for Research and the CUNY SoM Dean on strategic initiatives to develop research and graduate educational initiatives and on issues regarding regulatory oversight and compliance. The research program specialist assists faculty by providing pre and post-award services.

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Maria Lima, Ph.D

Associate Dean for Research 

Office: H-101-H Harris Hall
Phone: 212-650-6386

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Marc Scullin, MA 

Research Program Specialist

Office: H-101-G Harris Hall
Phone: 212-650-7702

What's New?


The CUNY School of Medicine faculty continues to bring in research funding to the University.


Jack Martin

John Martin, Medical Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences has received funding for a R01 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.  The project, entitled “Lesion and activity dependent corticospinal tract plasticity” will be funded for five years. 

Victoris Fry

Victoria Frye, Associate Medical Professor in the Department of Community Health and Social Medicine, has been chosen by the Thomas Jefferson Fund selection committee to receive funding from the FACE Foundation.  The project, entitled “empowerment-based HIV prevention interventions: exploring tensions in research implementation and identifying best practices” is part of an international collaboration with researchers at the College de France in Paris, France.

Congratulations to Drs. Martin and Frye on their receipt of these prestigious awards.

Student Research Opportunities

There are several ways that CUNY School of medicine students may acquire research experience:

Student Research Opportunities




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Last Updated: 08/29/2022 12:45