Unsung heroes of KU research


A graphic shows Tammi Bramlett on the left and reads Unsung Hero, Tammi Bramlett, KU Center for Technology Commercialization

Behind every successful award are teams of KU research development and administration staff who help investigators identify opportunities, prepare and submit complicated proposals under strict deadlines, and then help manage finances and compliance for funded projects. They are the unsung heroes of KU research, greasing the wheels of innovation and discovery.

In each issue of KU Discoveries, we shine a spotlight on a staff member deemed particularly outstanding by colleagues.

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Unsung Heroes features

  • Tammi Bramlett

    July 2021

    Tammi Bramlett, KU Center for Technology Commercialization

  • Jena Gunter

    May 2021

    Jena Gunter, Institute for Policy & Social Research

  • A graphic shows a statue of two men in front of Lippincott Hall amid falling snow on the right, and on the left, text reads, "Unsung Heroes, James Kemerling, Laura Mohr, Greg Ornay, Carla Ramirez, Lori Schlenker

    March 2021

    Research, facilities staff

  • A graphic with text boxes over Eaton Hall reads, "Unsung Hero, Robin Hinman, Eaton Hall Shared Service Center, 'She makes us all better,' Perry Alexander, AT&T Foundation Distinguished Professor."

    January 2021

    Robin Hinman, Eaton Hall Shared Service Center

  • Leland Wilson

    November 2020

    Leland Wilson, IT Support Technician Senior

  • Laura Irick

    September 2020

    Laura Irick, Office of Research

  • Carolyn Caine

    July 2020

    Carolyn Caine, Institute for Policy & Social Research

  • A graphic shows Ashly LoBurgio Basgall on the right and text boxes on the left that read, "Unsung Hero, Ashly LoBurgio Basgall, Life Span Institute"

    May 2020

    Ashly LoBurgio Basgall, Life Span Institute

  • Big Jay and Baby Jay mascots side-hug each other and extend their outside arms outward with palms up

    March 2020

    KU research administration community

  • Jennifer Myers

    January 2020

    Jennifer Myers, Life Span Institute

  • Beth Benfield

    November 2019

    Beth Benfield, Strong Hall Shared Service Center

  • Nancy Myers

    September 2019

    Nancy Myers, Institute for Policy & Social Research

  • Joanne Eden

    July 2019

    Joanne Eden, Office of Research

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