Jennifer Sharpe Potter, PhD, MPH is the Vice Dean for Research at the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine and Professor (with tenure) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Potter is a national expert in substance use, chronic pain, and opioid use disorder in civilian and military populations. She directs two major state-wide initiatives and is a consulting scientist with the NIDA HEALing Communities coordinating center at RTI and a co-investigator with the DOD Pharmacotherapies for Alcohol and Substance Abuse (PASA) consortium.

Email: potterjs@uthscsa.edu
Tel: 210-567-0611
Patrick Sung, DPhil is Associate Dean for Research in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair and Interim Chair of the Department of Biochemistry & Structural Biology. Dr. Sung also leads the genetic integrity program at the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center. In his role as Associate Dean for Research Dr. Sung provides support and mentorship to biomedical science faculty.

Email: sungp@uthscsa.edu
Tel: 210-567-0751
Donald M. Dougherty, PhD is Associate Dean for Research in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, the William and Marguerite Wurzbach Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair of Research within the Department of Psychiatry. In his role as Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Dougherty supports advancing medical student and trainee research enrichment programing and efforts to advance extramural clinical research at the medical school.

Email: doughertyd@uthscsa.edu
Tel: 210-567-2726
Courtney Peebles, MPH Operations Manager
Courtney McElhaney Peebles joined the Office for Research in 2014. She manages faculty research development programs to connect JTLLSOM faculty with the right funding mechanism, training, or collaborators to help them change the world.

Email: peeblesc@uthscsa.edu
Tel: 210-562-6869
Ashley Jordan, MS is a Senior Program Coordinator in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine Office for Research. In this role she supports medical student research enrichment.

Email: jordana1@uthscsa.edu
Tel: 210-450-8392
Nora Wagner is an Executive Assistant for the Vice Dean for Research in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine Office for Research.

Email: wagnern2@uthscsa.edu
Tel: 210-567-0611

Office for Research

Long School of Medicine

7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
Room number MED 367L

It is my firm belief that conducting research has more far-reaching consequences than the immediate outcome of a paper publication or research presentation—research changes lives. My mission is to support our faculty and student research program through strategic prioritization of efforts and optimization of resources.

– Jennifer Sharpe Potter, PhD, MPH
Vice Dean for Research