Annie Wong-Beringer, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education

Annie Wong-Beringer, PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
anniew@usc.edu
323-442-1356

The Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education reports to the Dean and has dual responsibilities within the School. In the research area she supervises the Research Affairs Office with oversight regarding the life-cycle of funded research through the proposal process, editing, submission, and so forth including both pre-, and post-award. The management of core research facilities and related equipment is also included in her portfolio along with space allocation and office support. The development of business plans that may include both grant-supported support along with bridge funding require her support. She also oversees the Office of Graduate Affairs. More specifically, she:

· Supervises Research Affairs Office to facilitate research grant submission (identification of funding agencies and requests for application (RFA), preparation and submission of grants, advance review of grants, scientific editing of grants by outsourcing) and provide data management for research activities and evaluation.

· Seeds and develops collaborative, interdisciplinary and translational research through diverse mechanisms across the Departments and Centers.

· In coordination with department chairs, provides research education and mentoring for faculty including workshops, one-on-one mentoring plans, pre-tenure mentoring committees for all tenure-track faculty and all other faculty who request such a mentoring plan.

· Responsible for research infrastructure and core facilities, as well as research space reallocation and assignment through consultation with the space committee.

· Oversees the Research Committee and appoints the Chair of the Committee. Serves as an ex-officio member of the Research Committee.

· Makes recommendations to the Dean on bridge funding requests to be funded by the School.

· Develops and manages a budget to support research functions including seminars/workshops, service contracts, major lab equipment, and bridge funding.

· Oversees the Office of Graduate Affairs and the Graduate Affairs Committee and appoints the committee chair. Serves as an ex-officio member of the Graduate Affairs Committee.

· Oversees the evaluation, staffing and budgeting needs of both Research and Graduate Offices; reallocation and reassignment of funds and staffing to meet the school’s mission.

· Integrates postdoctoral and graduate professional development into the functions of the Research Affairs Office.

· Develops and implements strategies to increase graduate and postdoctoral fellowship and training grant submission.