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Duke Research - Research Leadership

For Medical Research Leadership, please visit the Duke Office of Research Administration.

Office of the Vice Provost for Research

Duke University is recognized as one of the premier research institutions and routinely ranks in the top of all U.S Universities in research expenditures. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research has overall responsibility for facilitating the research enterprise at Duke. The Office works to encourage and support the development, marketing and application of Duke's intellectual property and our world-renowned researchers, students and facilities.

Lawrence Carin

Lawrence Carin Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Research

Christopher Freel

Christopher Freel Ph.D.

Associate Vice Provost for Research

Corporate Relations

Duke University Corporate Relations collaborates with industry around the world to develop mutually-beneficial relationships tailored to achieve specific business objectives. The department works with companies to understand goals and facilitate connections to the university's faculty research, student talent, events, global programs, innovation, work force development, strategic gift planning, and recruiting.

Thomas Healy

Thomas Healy

Director, Corporate Relations
(919) 681-0473

Victor Taylor

Victor Taylor

Associate Director, Corporate Relations
(919) 681-1970

Office of Research Support

The Office of Research Support supports Duke Faculty and Researchers and oversees several administrative areas for research including:

  • The Grants, Contracts, & Compliance group
  • The Funding Opportunities group
  • The Office of Human Subjects Protection
  • The Office of Export Controls
Keith Hurka-Owen

Keith Hurka-Owen

Director, Office of Research Support
(919) 681-8687

Susan Lasley

Susan Lasley

Associate Director, Office of Research Support
(919) 681-8684


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