UNCG Research

Associate Director of Proposal Development Services announced

Dr. Aubrey Turner named Office of Sponsored Programs Associate Director


Posted on Friday, December 14th, 2018 by UNCG Research.

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Aubrey Turner to Associate Director of Proposal Development Services in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Since he began his tenure with the office five years ago, Aubrey has been instrumental in moving the University’s research agenda forward. The UNC Greensboro alum has led and collaborated on efforts to secure awards from – among others – the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts. These grants have funded major student pipeline programs, health-care training programs, and entrepreneurial initiatives, as well as basic research across campus.

Aubrey holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Genomics from Wake Forest University and a Master’s in Genetic Counseling from the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining the Office of Sponsored Programs, he worked as a genetic counselor at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then as the coordinator of several large research studies within the Wake Forest Center for Cancer Genomics. Over his research career, he authored 48 peer-reviewed publications and three book chapters, primarily related to the genetics of prostate cancer.

Aubrey’s most recent work at UNC Greensboro has focused on the development of large, multidisciplinary proposals. He has managed the limited submission process for the University and played a key role in developing strategies to align the pursuit of grant proposals with the institutional strengths, mission, and vision of UNC Greensboro.

As a proposal development officer, he has also leveraged awards and submissions data to identify opportunities for increased funding and improved research communication by launching a listserv that shares news and funding opportunities with the University’s diverse range of scholars.

His tireless activity means that many researchers across campus have worked with Aubrey and know firsthand the special skills, warm enthusiasm, and total dedication he brings to his work.

Off campus, the ’96 graduate of UNC Greensboro’s biology program does not slow down. He is a soccer coach, scout leader, husband, and father of three.

Congratulations, Aubrey, on your new position, and many jobs well done.