The OVDR's dedicated, professional, and passionate team strives to implement the comprehensive, integrated research plan for the College of Medicine. If you have any questions, or if you would like to offer any feedback, please  contact our wonderful team.

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Meet Our Team

Dr. Marek Radomski Vice-Dean of Research

Currently on Sabbatical until July 1st, 2024

Dr. Radomski MD, PhD, DSc, MPAL, FCAHS was appointed as Vice-Dean Research in 2016 to lead the Office of Vice Dean Research (OVDR) and is currently serving the second term of office. Dr. Radomski is a highly-cited pharmacologist (>29,350 citations by Google Scholar to date) who worked both in academia and the pharmaceutical industry in Poland, UK, Spain, Canada, USA, and Ireland. He mentored many MSc, PhD, and postdoctoral students. He is interested in platelet regulation, cancer, nitric oxide, and MMP biology and pharmacology, as well as in nanomedicine, nanopharmacology, nanotoxicology, and more recently, in SARS-CoV-2 research. In 2020 Dr. Radomski was inducted to the fellowship of Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Dr. David Cooper, Interim Vice-Dean of Research

Dr. David Cooper PhD, is serving as the Interim Vice-Dean Research until Dr. Marek Radomski returns from his 6-month administrative leave on July 1st, 2024.
Dr. Cooper, who held the position of Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies within the Office of the Vice-Dean Research (OVDR) from 2017 to 2022, was a natural fit for the interim role of VDR due to his extensive familiarity with our office's programs and processes from his previous appointment. He is maintaining his research lab in the Department of Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology throughout this 6-month period.


Megan TruscottDirector of Research


The Director of Research oversees the administration of the Office of the Vice-Dean Research and Clinical Trial Support Unit and is a key member of the Vice-Dean Research leadership team. Megan provides guidance and direction to the fantastic lineup of OVDR and CTSU staff, and sets team and individual priorities. This position works with departments, senior leaders, and other key stakeholders across the College of Medicine and larger University community in order to assist the Vice-Dean Research and the entire portfolio to achieve its strategic goals.

Sydnie Gengler 

Research Navigation Specialist
The Research Navigation Specialist provides multifaceted support, including administrative assistance, schedule management, query prioritization, and communication oversight for the Vice-Dean Research team. They provide guidance to new staff and faculty regarding research processes across the organization, ensuring a smooth onboarding experience and fostering collaboration within the College of Medicine.

Shelley-May Neufeld
Research Impact Analyst
The Research Impact Analyst develops and implements effective practices for tracking, managing, and analyzing the academic research output of the College of Medicine researchers. This position contributes to inform policy and develop programs that support the realization of the College's research mission and objectives. The Impact Analyst uses measured outputs to disseminate productivity and impact achieved by the College of Medicine researchers.

Keleigh Garcea
Project Coordinator
The Project Coordinator provides administrative, planning, and project management support and expertise to the senior leadership team in the OVDR. This position is the point person in order to facilitate all major funding initiatives of the OVDR and the College of Medicine.

Chantal Jantzen 
Research Financial Analyst
The Research Financial Analyst is key to the achievement of financial operations, including budget development, monthly financial reporting, quarterly forecasting, detailed variance analysis, and year-end reporting. This position acts as the financial liaison for all things research within the College of Medicine. The analyst provides analytical proficiency with regard to the full range of fund types while actively ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines.

Colton Holmes
Research Finance Coordinator
The Research Finance Coordinator provides detailed research finance services and finance administrative support for the Vice-Dean of Research and Clinical Trials teams. This includes support to research finance and finance activities, internal funding initiatives and clinical trial finance operations in order to facilitate major initiatives of the OVDR and CTSU.

Nayoung Kim
Student Project Coordinator
The Student Project Coordinator provides administrative, support services, and project assistance to the Office of the Vice-Dean Research. This position offers valuable insight from the student perspective, informing and shaping initiatives in the OVDR.

Kari Boudreau
Research Administrative Coordinator
The Research Administrative Coordinator provides detailed research and office administrative support to the Vice-Dean of Research and Clinical Trial Support Unit teams. This encompasses providing administrative support, overseeing office processes, coordinating events, and ensuring the seamless facilitation of key initiatives within the OVDR and CTSU.


Dr. Kiven Erique Lukong

Assistant Dean Graduate Studies
The Assistant Dean Graduate Studies is responsible for the strategic and academic leadership of learning, teaching and the graduate student experience in the College of Medicine.

Ally Wiegers
Graduate Programs Coordinator
The Graduate Program Coordinator supports the Assistant Dean Graduate Studies in setting the strategic direction of the graduate programs and developing and facilitating the funding initiatives related to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the College of Medicine.

Research Themes

Strategic Plans developed at both the College and University levels serve as steering mechanisms to guide the focus of the Office of the Vice-Dean Research to signature research themes. By offering support for researchers, and strategically investing in key research areas that show promise of growth, we seek to position the College among the most distinguished in Canada.

In The News


Impact Indicators

Canada's ONLY Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Research Chairs & Distinguished Professorships

Faculty Career Publications

Faculty Career Citations

Research Funding (2017)

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Office of the Vice-Dean Research
College of Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
Office 4A20 - Dean's Suite, Health Sciences Building
107 Wiggins Road, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E5
(306) 966-2621