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The mission of the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is to advance innovation and discovery. The core of this mission is the research, scholarship, and creative works of UNM faculty. The OVPR seeks to facilitate these activities, resulting in new knowledge and applications of value to academic communities and the public.




Gabriel P. López

Vice President for Research
(505) 277-6128
About the VPR


Patricia Henning Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Research
(505) 277-6128
About the Associate VPR


Derek A. Hamilton Ph.D.

Assistant Vice President for Research
(505) 277-6128
About the Assistant VPR

Pamala K. Garcia-Ramirez

Executive Assistant to the VPR, Associate VPR, and Assistant VPR
(505) 277-3350



Emily Ballo

Strategic Support Manager
(505) 277-0552

Grace Faustino

Information Technology Project Manager III/ Research IT Liaison
(505) 277-6128

Tabitha Thomas

Administrative Assistant
(505) 277-6128

Mary Jo Daniel Ph.D.

Director: Faculty Research Development Office
(505) 277-0168

Estevan N. Meyer

Technical Analyst 2
(505) 277-1386

Ana Andzic Tomlinson J.D.

Executive Director of Research & Compliance
(505) 277-5358

Betsy Drellack

Financial Analyst
(505) 277-0979

Natalie Rogers

Communication & Outreach Specialist
(505) 277-2500

Barbara West

Executive Research Operations Officer
(505) 277-6128