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Senior Associate Vice President for Research Operations

Cynthia Carnes

Meet Cynthia Carnes

Cynthia Carnes, PharmD, PhD, FAHA, FHRS, is Ohio State’s senior associate vice president for research operations. In this role, Carnes works with key leaders across the Office of Research to support research and creative expression compliance programs, training, monitoring and reporting; is a key liaison with academic colleges and associate deans for research, regional campuses, the graduate school, lead critical initiatives for diversity, equity and inclusion; and serves as an integral member of the Office of Research executive leadership team.

Carnes previously served as senior associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Pharmacy, building a culture of compliance and research safety, reduced the time to degree for PhD students, implemented a holistic admissions process for graduate studies and led the creation of a position dedicated to pharmaceutical industry collaborations and research commercialization which has led to an upward trend of licensing deals for researchers in the college.

Carnes received a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin, completed a combined residency and doctorate of pharmacy program at the University of Utah and University of Utah Hospitals. At Utah Hospitals, Carnes served as the chief pharmacy resident. While at Ohio State, Carnes received an American College of Clinical Pharmacy sponsored Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy Fellowship, a doctorate in pharmacology and veterinary Clinical Sciences, and a post-doctoral fellowship in medical biochemistry.