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Bridget Freisthler, PhD
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development

• Acts as a resource to faculty for career development
• Advises faculty on funding opportunities, strategy, design, fit with research agenda, and workload
• Works with investigators to develop preliminary budget details
• Assists with space and equipment needs for funded projects
• Collaborates with the director of development to highlight faculty research to secure support from donors, corporations, and private foundations
• Responsible for the Research Office activities and staff, (614) 292-2856, administrative assistant Kayla Luttrell


Lori Blum, CRA, MBA
Sr. Grants and Contracts Administrator

• Assists faculty with development of proposal budgets, deadlines and submissions.
• Submits PA005 for internal approval
• Facilitates collaborative effort between colleges
• Responsible for final grant submission
• Advises investigators on project administration
• Facilitates and negotiates subcontracts, purchase orders, and consultant agreements
• Monitors personnel appointments and project expenditures
• Assists in post-award reporting
• CSW liaison to the OSU Office of Sponsored Programs
• Negotiates and develops college contracts
• Ensures faculty compliance with CITI training, Conflict of Interest Disclosures, and effort certification, (614) 688-2392


Kayla Luttrell
Research Office Program Manager 

• Assists faculty with proposal submissions
• Develops pre-award timelines, and monitors deadlines
• Helps to obtain external/internal proposal reviews
• Assists in collecting appendices and biosketches
• Provides copyediting services, (614) 292-9229