Deborah K. Vetter
Deborah K. Vetter
Director of Sponsored Programs


Deb and her staff review about 700 grants and contracts per year, with about 400 of those being awarded. It is high-stress, detailed work, but she finds it rewarding and challenging because it helps faculty members obtain funding needed to pursue their investigations.

A native of Makoti, North Dakota and a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Deb was a research administrator at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio before joining the UNMC staff.

UNMC’s external funding has increased 23 percent in the past year, exceeding $50 million annually. Deb is currently working to develop an e-grant system to increase efficiency and accuracy in the grant application process.
Pictured: Chancellor Maurer, Deborah, her husband, Kenneth, and her colleague Crystal Miller.

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