Administration

Dr. David Pascual
Dr. David Pascual

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

David Pascual, Ph.D.
FAX: 352-392-5681
P.O. Box 100125
Gainesville, FL 32610-0125
pascuald@ufl.edu

Dr. Pascual oversees all aspects of research and graduate training in the College of Veterinary Medicine.


Dr. Rowan Milner
Dr. Rowan Milner

Director, Clinical and Translational Research

Rowan Milner, BV.Sc., Ph.D.
FAX: 352-392-5681
P.O. Box 100125
Gainesville, FL 32610-0125
milnerr@ufl.edu

Dr. Milner oversees clinical trials held at the UF Veterinary Hospitals, as well as research that translates from human to veterinary medicine and vice-versa. He also works closely with clinician scientists and other researchers to help them meet their scientific goals.


Dr. Jorge Hernandez
Dr. Jorge Hernandez

Director of Graduate Education

Jorge Hernandez, D.V.M., Ph.D.
352-294-4305
P.O. Box 100125
Gainesville, FL 32610-0125
hernandezja@ufl.edu

Dr. Hernandez oversees the college’s PhD. and MS programs, represents the dean on the college’s graduate studies committee, serves as liaison to the Veterinary Graduate Student Association, and works with the associate dean for research and graduate studies to facilitate college-wide and departmental efforts to recruit and train graduate students. He also represents college graduate programs at the Health Science Center and campuswide.


Sara Rubinstein
Sara Rubinstein

Academic Program Specialist

Sara Rubinstein
352-294-4241
s.rubinstein@ufl.edu

Ms. Rubinstein implements and coordinates all matters pertaining to graduate administrative policies and procedures in Veterinary Medical Sciences. Sara maintains course scheduling and curriculum operations, including admissions, course creation & registration, drop/adds, tuition payment, grade entries and degree certification. She oversees the college’s Graduate Student events including the annual Research Celebration & Phi Zeta Day, Graduate Student Orientation, Graduate Student Recognition Ceremony and MS/PhD Commencement Ceremonies. She acts as a liaison to college’s Graduate Studies Committee, Veterinary Graduate Student Association and to the UF President’s Office and provides administrative support to the Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies and the Director of Graduate Education.


Sally Blalock
Sally Blalock

Research Administration Team Leader
Sally Blalock
352-294-5535
blalocks@ufl.edu

As the CVM’s Research Administration team leader, Ms. Blalock oversees the workflow within the office and assigns particular projects as needed.  In addition, Ms. Blalock carries a portfolio of faculty to help prepare proposals, review grant applications and award notifications.  Along with the associate dean of research and graduate studies, she approves completed proposals for submission to DSP.  Working with faculty and staff on awards, she obtains compliance approvals before setting up accounts for newly awarded grants.  Ms. Blalock assists with oversight of USDA Animal Funds and co-manages the budget for the office.


Kelley Cunningham
Kelley Cunningham

Research Administrator

Kelley Cunningham
352-294-8722
FAX: 352-392-5681
kcunnin@ufl.edu

Ms. Cunningham has over 20 years of research administration experience at UF. She currently assists the Large and Small Animal Clinical Sciences departments with all of their pre-award grant application sponsor and UF requirements. Ensures proposal documents are accurate and submitted in a timely manner. Including budgets, indirect costs, bio sketches, sub contract documents, etc. Works with faculty in getting IACUC approvals and modifications for new awards complete prior to release of funds.


dawn lee phillips
Dawn D. Phillips

Research Administrator

Dawn D. Phillips
352-294-4206
dphillips@ufl.edu

Ms. Phillips assists on the pre-award side for both the Department of Comparative, Diagnostic, and Population Medicine and the Department of Physiological Sciences. Ms. Phillips assists CVM faculty with their grant-related proposal applications to institutions including NIH, NSF, and USDA. Ms. Phillips also manages CVM’s internal awards with the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. Ms. Phillips’s research administration career began on the post-award side at George Mason University in Virginia, and continued at the University of Florida College of Engineering prior to joining the ORGS pre-award team in the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020.

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