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The CRO Staff

Dr. Robert Weiss

Robert Weiss, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, oversees research and research administration in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). His leadership supports opportunities for faculty collaborations, implementation of research initiatives, communication and understanding of regulatory compliance, as well as dissemination of research activities conducted in the College.  Under his leadership, the College Research Office goals are to support the strategic research mission of the College and to facilitate the grant application process.

Kelsey Jennings Roggensack

Kelsey Jennings Roggensack, Administrative Assistant, provides support to the Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education, the College's internal grants program, and the Harry M. Zweig Memorial Fund for Equine Research.

Melinda Cirri

Melinda Cirri, Internal Grants Coordinator, provides support to the Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education, the Research Grants Program in Animal Health, the Resident Research Grants Program, and John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation Wildlife Conservation and Shelter Medicine Program.

Jenna Bush

Jenna Bush, Grant & Contract Officer, directs the grant application submission process and provides research administration expertise, mentoring, and leadership.  Jenna is supported by a college grant and contract assistant. She has extensive experience working with all sponsoring agencies. Jenna manages the balance of adhering to University policy, sponsor requirements, and the need to communicate with faculty and departments. 

Sutapa Ghosh

Sutapa Ghosh, Grant & Contract Officer, works with the designated research coordinators in each department to provide administrative guidance in the development of proposals for research funding. In collaboration with the department's research coordinators, the College Representatives will review proposals for compliance with Cornell and sponsor guidelines.

Tracy Hammond

Tracy Hammond, Grant and Contract Assistant, manages databases for grant and contract statistical information, grant files, and research projects. Tracy also provides administrative support for the College Research Office.

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