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]

Camerone Bey
Director, Research and sponsored programs
[email protected]
Phone: 612-813-7628

Administration services

Research and sponsored programs administration supports research and other funded projects at Children’s 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 Internal Grant Programs.
  • Training and Education

Main contacts

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

Education and training for investigators and research staff

To promote integrity and responsibility in research, CMRI coordinates a variety of educational opportunities.

The Research Institute provides online education materials:


We offer seminars  throughout the year to support research education and project management. These seminars are available to any staff currently engaged in or interested in research.

Education sessions

We provide scheduled education sessions or education by request on topics such as protocol development, research project budgeting, grant proposal development and research for new investigators.

Main contact

Mike Finch
Manager, Design and Analytics
[email protected]
Phone: 612-813-6366