Growing the Research Enterprise at Carolina

Mission: To Expand UNC’s capacity for innovative, groundbreaking research by engaging with faculty to promote and support research focused on innovative, cross-disciplinary and transformative efforts

“It’s an exciting time to support Carolina’s unique research endeavor in this role. My team and I look forward to broadening our engagement with researchers across campus, from the humanities to the sciences. We strive to serve people both locally and globally through high-impact scholarship, excellence in research, and advancing the frontiers of human knowledge.”

-Nathan Blouin, Director, Office of Research Development

Nathan Blouin, MBA, CRA


Jonathan Foland, MA

Administrative Support

Alexia Kelley, PhD

Project Manager

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Denise Lindley, MSW

Research Development Specialist,
Limited Submissions Coordinator 
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B. Gail Whitfield, BA

Executive Assistant to the Director


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