Office of the Associate Dean for Research

Our mission is to initiate and advance outstanding research programs within the College of Pharmacy; to build research collaborations across the University of Minnesota, nationally and internationally; and to expand extramural funding at the college.

The Office of the Associate Dean for Research at the University of Minnesota’s College of Pharmacy promotes the growth and success of research performed by faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students.

Our goals are to:

  • Represent the Research Mission of the College of Pharmacy  in strategic partnerships with colleagues across the University of Minnesota.
  • Advance the Research Mission of the College of Pharmacy through national and international relationships and collaborations.
  • Stimulate faculty response to emerging research opportunities.
  • Promote synergistic research collaborations
  • Facilitate implementation of established research program
  • Curate, integrate, evaluate all information related to College of Pharmacy research for comparison to current research funding trends and forecasting.

Through these efforts, we will sustain and advance the role of the College of Pharmacy as a leader in the improvement of the health of individuals in our communities and across the nation.

Office of the Associate Dean for Research Members

Carolyn FairbanksCarolyn Fairbanks, PhD
Associate Dean for Research
Professor, Pharmaceutics
7-101 Weaver-Densford Hall
Office: 612-625-2945
Fax: 612-624-6695

Rebecca A.D. Cuellar, PhD

Rebecca A.D. Cuellar, PhD
Research Projects Specialist
7-101 Weaver-Densford Hall
Office: 612-624-4084
Fax: 612-624-6695


Cory Goracke-Postle, PhD
Director of Research Implementation and Strategic Partnerships
7-101 Weaver-Densford Hall

Oanh Nguyen
Assistant to the Associate Dean for Research

Research Resources

Researcher in lab

Research Resources (X500 login required)
Research Office ROADmap: Research Opportunities, Announcements, and Development

Research Calendar