As Northeastern begins the new century, it is poised to make significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge and to the vital fields upon which human progress depends. Hundreds of our dedicated scientists and scholars are contributing to Northeastern’s growing stature as a national research university.

Research at Northeastern largely focuses on the application of knowledge to real world issues derived from partnership and close interaction with industry. Our faculty also involve students in their research, providing invaluable learning opportunities for undergraduates and preparing graduate students for the professional rigors of their respective fields.

Contact Info

Bouvé College Office of Research (BCORe)
110 Behrakis Health Sciences Center
Tel: 617.373.7516

Bouvé College Office of Research (BCORe) Staff

Jennifer Akula

Jennifer Akula

Research Grant/ Administration Manager

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George Balaconis

Grants Manager


Virginia Casey

Senior Grants Administrator


Gene Tunik

Associate Dean of Research

Research Center Services

Do you have any questions about research at Northeastern?

The Bouvé College Office of Research (BCORe) was established to enhance the capacity for wide-ranging and impactful health-related research to be conducted at Northeastern University.  The Bouvé College Office of Research (BCORe) provides a broad array of research support to members of the Bouvé College research community including assistance with grant development and submission, post-award management of grants, training workshops, and research management tools. BCORe staff can assist with finding collaborators and research opportunities. The Bouvé College Office of Research is part of the Dean’s Office at the Bouvé College and is located at 110 Behrakis. Inquires about the office and research facilities and opportunities should be directed to

Need statistical support for your research?

The Biostatistics Service Center (BSC) provides faculty with assistance in the development and review of analytic plans and statistical and database support for research projects. Analytic support for projects is done on a fee-for-service basis with charges and payments coordinated through the Bouvé College Office of Research. Hourly rates are based on the level of expertise required. Support services are provided by professionally trained Biostatisticians and by Northeastern University graduate students with demonstrated expertize in biostatistical applications. Work on all projects is reviewed and monitored by the senior Biostatistical staff at the College. Services are available to Northeastern University students and faculty.

Need access to research databases?

All faculty, researchers, and students at the Bouvé College also have access to Qualtrics, an online secure data acquisition and management system. Forms are easily created and can include data checks and skip, display, and branch logic. The program meets general HIPAA regulations and is complaint with standard security protocols. Licensing costs are supported by the Bouvé College. College faculty can also access REDCap, a web-based application developed to support data capture and management. The program provides automated export to a variety of statistical packages including SPSS and SAS. REDCap is installed behind a secure and monitored firewalled server at Northeastern and can only be accessed via Northeastern’s on-campus network or via remote virtual private network (VPN).