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Research & Sponsored Activity at UM-Dearborn

How to Reach Us

During the Fall 2021 semester we’ll be conducting university business primarily virtually, with limited in-person staffing. Our contact information and location are below.

Our office is reachable via email & virtual meetings Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm. 

In-person office hours and phone coverage are limited. If you need to request an in-person meeting please email us to check staffing availability first. 

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Staff Directory

Armen Zakarian, Vice Provost for Research

Dr. Armen Zakarian
Vice Provost for Research
email: zakarian

Patricia Turnbull, Assistant Director for Research Administration

Patricia Turnbull
Assistant Director for Research Administration
email: pawatson; 313.593.0515

Vessela Vassileva-Clarke, Assistant Director for Research Development

Vessela A. Vassileva-Clarke
Assistant Director of Research Development
email: vaclarke

Jacklyn Yannatta, Contract and Grant Specialist

Jacklyn Yannatta
Lead Pre-Award Administrator
email: jdyannat; 313.436.9139

Nikki Wasilius, Contract and Grant Specialist

Nikki Wasilius
Pre-Award Administrator
email: nwasiliu

Rebecca Wren, Project Coordinator

Rebecca Wren
Project Coordinator
email: rewren

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