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Department of

Department of Internal Medicine

Academic Research Services

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.


Emily Dobbs, MS, BA

Research Associate, Academic Research Services

Emily DobbsEmily Dobbs is the newest member of the ARS. Her primary role in ARS will be systematically matching PIs with the best possible funding opportunities, including federal grants, non-profit foundations, and commercial research funding opportunities. She is also the co-leader (with Angela Duke) of the Department of Internal Medicine's Annual Research Symposium. Emily is responsible for maintaining the ARS web presence and can assist PIs with updating their lab


Angela Duke, BS

Associate to, Academic Research Services

Angela DukeAngela 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.


Eric Smith, MD

Research Associate, Academic Research services

Eric SmithDr. 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.


Yolanda Wess, MEd, RN, BSN

Research Manager, Academic Research Services

Yolanda WessYolanda 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.