Jamie Boehmer, MS, PhD

Executive Director

Biomedical, Clinical & Health Sciences Research Development

Research Development
Research Development Operations

 Jamie Boehmer is the Executive Director for Biomedical, Clinical & Health Sciences Research Development at the University of Arizona. Within RDS, she leads a team of research development professionals who support faculty in their pursuit of extramural funding from federal and foundation sponsors in the biomedical, clinical, and health sciences areas. Prior to her role as Executive Director, Jamie served as the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and interim Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs within the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine. Jamie joined the University in 2016, serving as a Senior Research Development Associate within RDS, providing programming and proposal development support to faculty in the biomedical and health sciences that resulted in over $70 million in awards to campus. Prior to joining the University, Jamie was a Program Officer within the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development, where she managed the pre- and post-award of proposals within the clinical trials, epidemiology, and infectious disease intramural research portfolios. Jamie has over 15 years of experience as a bench scientist, having served as a Research Biologist at the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine, where she directed a proteomics-based biomarker research program focused on host-pathogen interactions, and as a Faculty Research Assistant at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, where she investigated genes involved in the control of steroid-regulated programmed cell death during development. Jamie has served as a peer reviewer for several journals including Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, Journal of Proteome Research, and Journal of Analytical Chemistry, and has an extensive background in scientific writing and editing. Jamie has a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Maryland and an M.S. in genetics from Virginia Tech. Jamie earned her Ph.D. in Animal Science (Biochemistry) from the University of Maryland, where her research focused on the use of proteomics-based mass spectrometry techniques to characterize innate host responses to infection during inflammatory disease.