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The Office of Research Affairs is located in the SOM Dean's Office Executive Offices, on the 14th floor of Bressler Research Building.

You can reach our office by phone at (410) 706-5485 or by email at

Or use the contact information for an individual below. We are here to assist you!

Joni Prasad

Joni Prasad, PhD
Assistant Dean for Research Affairs
Conflict of Interest Officer
Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Grace (Man) Zhang, PhD
Research Administrator
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Public Health


Katherine Kight, PhD
Research Administrator
Assistant Professor, Pharmacology

headshot of staff member Lora Stepan

Lora Stepan, BS
Research Administrator, Office of Research Affairs