Edel Minogue, PhD
Senior Director, Research Strategy & Development
(401) 863-5465  |  Email | Linkedin

A Chemist who provides solutions! An experienced researcher, team leader, strategist and innovator leading faculty and senior leaders to think strategically about funding priorities to elevate their and Brown’s research profile.

Over 15 years of entrepreneurial experience including CEO of a local start-up, patents, licensing, and fundraising
Former Staff Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico
10 years of research experience in chemical sensors and detection and decontamination technologies for homeland security, environmental and biomedical applications
Co-chair of the Engaged Scholarship and Broader Impacts working group
2022/23 Chair of Northeast Regional Committee of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) 
NORDP liaison to the European Commission
PhD (Dublin City University, Ireland) in Chemistry and BSc in Chemistry with German (Dublin City University)


Margaret Manning
Assistant Director, Limited Submission and Internal Funding
(401) 863-5145  |    Email

Responsible for managing OVPR internal funding programs that support faculty research, research infrastructure and scholarship, and help position faculty to compete more successfully for external awards. Also manages the institutional selection process for external awards that limit the number of submissions from the University.

More than a decade of experience in OVPR helping to advance research opportunities
15 years in higher education at Brown, including President’s Office, Public Affairs & University Relations
AB (Brown University) in History and Religious Studies; MSc Candidate, University of Edinburgh


Betsy Stubblefield Loucks, '99, ScM, MBA
Associate Director of Research Strategy
(401) 863-6764 |   Email

A leader, strategist and facilitator for 20 years in non-profits, small businesses, social ventures, academia and government agencies.

Develops organization-wide strategies, coaches executive-level staff and boards
15 years in non-profit leadership and public policy addressing energy, sustainability, public health and community development
Developed strategies for Brown offices: Global Brown, Government & Community Relations, Office for International Programs, OVPR, ORSD, Center for Digital Health

ScM (Harvard School of Public Health), focus on the public health and human rights impacts of climate change; MBA (Concordia University, Montreal), focus on environmental sustainability and small business; BA from Brown


Susan Weiner, PhD
Prestigious Nominations Manager
(401) 863-6982 |   Email

Responsible for managing the process to increase nominations of Brown faculty for prestigious research awards, recognitions and honors. Develops discipline-specific processes and support tools; coordinates & supports institution-wide nominations for highly prestigious national & international awards and honors; works to highlight award winners.

Joined OVPR June 2022. Faculty experience at UC Davis, Yale University, and the University of Toledo
15+ years of experience in fellowship and prestigious award management
Professional editor and college advising consultant

PhD (Duke) in Romance Studies; BA (Dartmouth) in Comparative Literature


Frances Terry, MPH
Assistant Director, Research Strategy & Development
(401) 863-2917  |  Email 

An analytical leader with experience directing collaborative commercial and research teams. Supports Brown biomedical and life science faculty in strategic planning and execution for funding proposals

Tells stories with data, translates across disciplines for shared learning and development of innovative new strategies
15 years in bioinformatics, immunology, data analysis and reporting
10 years of research experience in chemical sensors and detection and decontamination technologies for homeland security, environmental and biomedical applications
Trained researchers at top pharmaceutical and biotech companies in the use of state of the art immunoinformatics software
MPH (Brown University School of Public Health), focus on biostatistics; AB (Smith College), focus on evolutionary biology


Brittany Pailthorpe, MA
Research Project Specialist
401-863-7999  |  Email 

Brittany brings her years of research and project management skills to limited submissions and design and media talent to help advance the work of researchers at Brown.

OVPR staff since 2019; Brown staff since 2015
MA (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), in Communication Studies; BA (University of Rhode Island), in Writing & Rhetoric


Michael Santoemmo, MBA
Event and Meeting Coordinator
401-863-9557  |    Email

Michael coordinates event logistics for all of OVPR.

OVPR staff since 2019; Brown staff since 2000
25 years Event and Meeting Planner/Director of Catering
Brown SAC, ACURM and HRAB committee member
MBA (Johnson & Wales University), BS (Johnson & Wales University), AS (Johnson & Wales University)