Research Support Services

Pediatric Research Office (PRO)

Main phone: (734) 615-1740
Office Hours: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM


Associate Chair for Research

Julie C. Lumeng, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Research Professor, Center for Human Growth and Development
Professor of Nutritional Sciences, School of Public Health

Director of Clinical Research

Faye S. Silverstein, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Professor of Neurology
Associate Chair for Faculty Affairs

Pediatric Research Office (PRO) 

Research Process Sr. Manager- Rebecca J. Youmans, MBA  
Contract & Grant Specialist - J. Thad Schork  
Grants & Contracts Administrative Associate - Kaitlyn Marshall  Administrative Assistant - William Messics  Research Administrative Coordinator - Jacquelyn Torres  

Research Facilities 

Research Space Faculty Liaison - John J. LiPuma, MD
Facilities Coordinator/Manager - Vic Boccalon  
Director, Pediatric Core Equipment Facility - Linda Kalikin, PhD