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ARS provides support to investigators and faculty within the Department of Internal Medicine (DOIM) to cultivate a positive, productive, innovative, and growing research program. We work with the Associate Chairs of Research to support investigators in their research, regulatory, and administrative needs.

Services include pre-submission review services to assist investigators in the DOIM with grant preparation and grant writing activities, including NIH bio sketches, budget preparation, and grant packaging. Our goal is to assist with submission or resubmission of quality proposals with a foundation of improved grant planning and funding matching.



Yolanda Wess, MEd, RN, BSN

Research Director, Academic Research Services

Yolanda Wess works with the Associate Chairs of Research and the Assistant Director of Research to develop and manage the departmental research administrative team and support investigators in research administration. The projects and programs that she leads include the Annual Research Report, Monthly Research Conferences, Bi-Annual DOIM Intramural Awards, and UC Retrovirology Lab processing services. She also acts as a liaison with research staff, university departments, ancillary departments, and satellite facilities to improve research processes within the Department of Internal Medicine.


Eric Smith, MD

Research Scientist, Academic Research services

Dr. Smith’s primary role in ARS is to assist in the writing of grants and manuscripts for the Department of Internal Medicine. A secondary role is to facilitate the training of staff, fellows and faculty with respect to the entire process of grant preparation and submission, including reviewing research strategies and mentoring junior faculty in the Department of Internal Medicine.



Angela Duke, BS

Associate to, Academic Research Services

Angela Duke serves as an integral member of the support team for the Department of Internal Medicine by supporting the Associate Chairs of Research. Her main function as the front-line liaison for Academic Research Services is to provide targeted administrative support, assist the Research Manager with projects, and plan and execute various complex events, activities, and communications, including the Department of Internal Medicine's Annual Research Symposium and Annual Research Report.


Contact Us

Department of
Internal Medicine

Medical Sciences Building Room 6065
231 Albert Sabin Way
PO Box 670557
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0557

Phone: 513-558-4231
Fax: 513-558-0852