Office of Research and Graduate Studies
The Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS) administers research and graduate program activities for the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine (AUCVM) under the guidance of the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies.
The research mission of the AUCVM is to advance understanding and catalyze technological innovation in basic and clinical sciences in order to improve the health and well-being of animals and, through them, the health, stability and economic development of mankind.
About the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Dr. Frank F. “Skip” Bartol, Professor in the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology, joined the Auburn University faculty in 1983. A native of Virginia, Bartol received the B.S. degree from Virginia Tech, both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Florida through the Interdisciplinary Reproductive Biology (UF-IRB) program, and advanced training in molecular biology as a visiting scientist in the Center for Animal Biotechnology at Texas A&M University (TAMU). Bartol served as Director of the AU Cellular and Molecular Biosciences Program from 2001 until his appointment as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the AU College of Veterinary Medicine in July, 2009.