Research institute administration

The goal of the research administration team is to ensure that investigators, research teams and externally funded projects understand the steps required to start a new clinical study, submit a grant or initiate a contractual relationship.

Research administration team

Stuart Winter, MD
Chief research officer
[email protected]

Heidi Finstad
Senior administrative assistant
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Camerone Bey
Director, research and sponsored programs
[email protected]
Phone: 612-813-7628

Wendi Heuermann
Grants and contracts specialist III
[email protected]
Phone: 612-813-6303

Angela Plaisance
Grants and contracts specialist II
[email protected]
Phone: 612-813-6142

Administration services

Research and sponsored programs administration supports research and other funded projects at Children’s Minnesota through the following services:

  • Finding funding including grant funding searches, RSP newsletter and research group emails, development of funding opportunities calendars and strategies.
  • Providing research staff support – All research staff hires are initiated through support staff. Hires are dependent upon the hours required, work to be completed and skill level needed.
  • Grants application review, budget development and submission.
  • Contract and subcontract preparation and negotiation including confidential and non-disclosure agreements, budget development, award review and ongoing contract.
  • Clinical trials including budget development and negotiation, contract language negotiation, assistance with
  • Coordination with IRB, IACUC, grant accounting, legal and compliance.
  • Coordination of Children’s Minnesota Internal Grant Programs.
  • Training and education