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Associate Vice Provosts

Assisting Mary Lidstrom in providing leadership in supporting UW's research community, is a strong team of Associate Vice Provosts that have past and ongoing experience in a broad range of scientific fields.

Joe Giffels

As Associate Vice Provost for Research Compliance, Joe Giffels serves as the University's point person for Research Compliance, working to coordinate the efforts of the many compliance operations campus-wide, encouraging increased communication and integration of activities intended to promote research integrity. He is also the Institutional Official responsible for financial conflict of interest and manages the outside professional work request process.

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As Associate Vice Provost, Caroline (Carrie) Harwood will oversee the limited submissions program, the VISIT program, and assist the Vice Provost in areas related to the administration of Centers and Institutes and other interdisciplinary research efforts.


Mani Soma

Mani Soma is currently the Associate Vice Provost for Research for Industry Relations, and a professor of electrical engineering. At the Office of Research, Soma assists in strategic planning, building relationships with industry, coordination with UW Professional Continuing Education to provide lifelong learning opportunities to industry practitioners, and management of major research initiatives.

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