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OUHSC Office of the VPR – Staff Editor


Ms. Kathy Kyler is the VPR staff editor. Ms. Kyler has an MS in Clinical Psychology and an MA in Administrative Leadership, and holds an advanced editing certificate through ACES, as well as IPPCR certification through NIH.

She has extensive experience in writing, preparation, editing, and management of grants and contracts. She has an extensive background in compliance and patient privacy issues, including protocol development, informed consent and HIPAA authorizations, and she has completed IRB submissions, revisions, and renewals.

Her expertise spans various aspects of grant preparation, processing and compliance. She has provided instruction and guidance to department administrators, faculty, and graduate students regarding clinical research issues and institutional requirements. She has reviewed grants for compliance and continuity over a wide array of legal, budgetary, and scientific issues. Since 2009, she has been at OUHSC and has been involved in grant writing, manuscript preparation, and editing and preparing presentations for posters.

Grant and Manuscript Editing Services

Kathy’s editorial assistance and organizational skill is available on request without charge through the Vice President for Research office. She can assist in preparation of:

  • Grant proposals (individual research grants, training grants, fellowship applications, and others)
  • Peer-reviewed manuscripts
  • Review articles
  • Journal supplements
  • Abstracts
  • Poster presentations
  • Slide kits
  • Case reports
  • Gap analyses (templates and completed document review)
  • Book chapters
  • Advice on compliance and IRB concerns

Please note that this is an editing service. Assistance with writing components of your grant or manuscript must come from your collaborators, mentors, and colleagues.

Editorial Review of Scientific Communications

Kathy is available for one-on-one consultation in the preparation of grant proposals, peer-review manuscripts, abstracts, book chapters, journal supplements, and poster presentations.

All projects are edited for clarity, logic, structural organization, consistency, grammar, spelling, style and adherence to the funding agency or journal requirements.

In general, turnaround time is 7 business days for manuscripts and 5 business days for grant proposals of 12 pages or less for the research plan.

Multi-investigator, training, and program project proposals require a longer time for editing. Contact Kathy early in your grant writing process to ensure adequate time is made available for reviewing these projects.

Submit your proposal or manuscript project in an MS Word format to Kathy at Kathy can be reached at 271-2090.

Office of the VPR Grant and Research Writing Seminars

Throughout the year, the OVPR office holds a series of Zoom seminars to help train faculty and staff in various aspects of grant writing and manuscript preparation. Dates and times are announced in the weekly ORA newsletter. Recordings of these seminars and the slides are available below. Please note that these are general and introductory presentations to make this information applicable across a range of contexts.