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Our office is interested in helping our faculty members with any and all aspects of their research grant applications so if you have a question please do not hesitate to reach out.

Meet The Team

Ray Turner

Associate Dean Research

Dr. Ray Turner, PhD

Dr. Turner received a PhD in 1985 in Neurophysiology and joined the Cumming School of Medicine in 1991. He is a Full Professor in the Dept. Cell Biology & Anatomy and a full member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute. He serves as Associate Dean Research Grants and heads the Grant Development Office of the Associate Dean Research Office. His own research focuses on the role of ion channel regulation of neuronal excitability in normal brain tissue and in the context of Fragile X Syndrome. He has been funded throughout his career by CIHR, NSERC and various foundations/not-for-profits. 

rwturner@ucalgary.ca 

403.220.8452

Jenna Slobozian

Manager, Grant Development

Jenna SlobozianCert RA, BA

Jenna has been with the Grant Development Office (GDO) since its inception in 2016.  Prior to joining the Cumming School of Medicine Jenna was the Senior Research Grants Officer in Research Services Office (RSO) where she joined after having worked at the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society.  In addition to extensive training in Grant Writing and Development, Jenna obtained her Certificate of Research Administration in 2018. As the Manager for the team, Jenna oversees all of the funding programs supported as well as leading the support for the CIHR Project Grant, NSERC Discovery Grant and NFRF Transformation competitions.

j.slobozian@ucalgary.ca 

403.389.6638

Clint Westgard

Research Grant Development Officer

Clint Westgard, MA

Clint Westgard has been with the Grant Development Office (GDO) since 2018 in the role of Grants Development Officer. Clint supports and facilitates collaborative research and provides guidance in the strategic development of grant proposals. His portfolio includes SSHRC, Alberta Innovates (PRIHS) and COVID-19 related funding opportunities. Previously he worked for Campus Alberta Neuroscience and the Werklund School of Education.

chwestga@ucalgary.ca

403.220.5680

Brandi Povitz

Research Grant Development Officer

Brandi Povitz, PhD

Brandi Povitz joined the Grant Development Office (GDO) in 2019 in the role of Grants Development Officer. Brandi obtained her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Calgary. She has a Combined Honours degree in Biochemistry and Chemistry from Dalhousie University. Prior to joining the GDO Brandi worked as a Grant Development Officer and Project Manager at the Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Ontario.  Brandi’s portfolio includes support of International funding opportunities (e.g. NIH, Department of Defense and transnational funding opportunities) as well as the program of support for new investigators.

brandi.povitz@ucalgary.ca

403.220.3082

Adam Kirkby

Research Grant Development Officer

Adam Kirkby, MSc

Adam Kirkby joined the Grant Development Office (GDO) in the fall of 2021 as a Research Grants Development Officer. Adam obtained his MSc in Neuroscience at the University of Calgary and is a certified project management professional (PMP). Prior to joining the GDO Adam has held multiple positions at the University, the most recent of which was as a Research Facilitator with the Faculty of Kinesiology. He has also worked as a Program Officer at Genome Alberta where he helped develop grants and identify funding opportunities for their health focused initiatives. His portfolio will be focused on NSERC opportunities and Genome Alberta funding calls.

awkirkby@ucalgary.ca

Deidra Dang

Program Support Coordinator

Deidra Dang, BA

Joining the Grant Development Office (GDO) in Summer 2021, Deidra supports the GDO team with various competitions and projects as the Program Support Coordinator. She is the first point of contact for all funding program-related questions, such as internal deadlines, navigating the Research Management System (RMS) and pre-grant approval inquiries.

medgrant@ucalgary.ca


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