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Research Development

The Office of Research Development (ORD) actively enhances extramural funding for our faculty investigators. ORD coordinates multidisciplinary and multi-institutional opportunities, organizes research teams and facilitates all stages of proposal development.


Mary Ann Ottinger is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research for the UH System and Associate Vice President for Research for UH. She oversees the Office of Research Development and assists the VP for Research and Technology Transfer in managing centers and institutes.

To contact ORD, email

Zachary Bohannan
Research Liaison Officer 2

Dr. Courtney Hunt
Research Liaison Officer 2

Hannah McQuitty
Executive Administrative Assistant