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ONRS - Who We Are

Ann Marie McCarthyAssociate Dean for Research
Ann Marie McCarthy, PhD, RN, PNP, FAAN
Dr. McCarthy has expertise in pediatric psychology, children with chronic conditions and school health and school nursing. Her research investigates cognitive-behavioral interventions to alleviate children’s distress during painful procedures.
Linda Liu HandDirector
Linda Liu Hand, PhD
Dr. Hand coordinates the operations of the ONR and consults with faculty, UIHC nursing partners, and students who are developing research proposals, projects and manuscripts; leads and facilitates faculty, postdoc, and student initiatives to achieve goals for funding, scholarship and collaboration; and identifies resources needed to meet research objectives.
Dianne RashONRS Post-Award Specialist
Dianne Rash
Dianne supports faculty and their research staff with start-up activities on newly awarded grants.  She assists faculty with small grants in their day-to-day grant management, including hiring personnel, purchasing, and guidance in account management.
Dianne RashONRS Grant Developer
Bethany Campbell Tvedt
Bethany is responsible for assembling and submitting research grants and for providing support for research space and for programming activities of the ONRS.
Yelena PerkhounkovaStatistician
Yelena Perkhounkova, PhD
Dr. Perkhounkova works directly with faculty and postdoctoral fellows preparing grant proposals and conducting research. She helps to formulate research questions, choose an appropriate study design, and develop plans for analysis, data entry, and data management.
Maria HeinData Manager
Maria Hein
Maria provides data management support, including developing, cleaning and managing data files; designing and working with existing databases; building datasets from a variety of sources; assisting with statistical analysis; and preparing tables, charts, and other graphics for publication.
Todd PapkeTechnology Innovations Specialist
Todd Papke
Dr. Papke has expertise in leading and assembling teams with expertise for creating innovative technology. He supports faculty by building custom computer applications and mobile applications, creating proof-of-concept functional prototytpes, and assisting with data extraction from electronic health records.