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, CRA  Contract & Grant Specialist - Kaitlyn Marshall  Contract & Grant Specialist - Alfreda Fleming, MBA
Contract & Grant Specialist - Nancy Vanderkuyl
Administrative Specialist - Teri Behnke
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