R. Lane Coffee Jr.

R. Lane Coffee Jr., PhD

Visiting Assistant Research Professor of Emergency Medicine


Dr. Coffee has joined the Department of Emergency Medicine as a Visiting Assistant Research Professor as well as the Program Manager of the Project Development Team (PDT) Program at the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI).

In the Department of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Coffee serves as a resource for trainee- and faculty-related research endeavors including project/study development as well as protocol and grant development and writing. Within the CTSI, he is responsible for managing research portfolios of investigators utilizing the PDT program as well as direct oversight and management of the Multi-PI Program Project Planning PDT (P4-PDT), a mechanism that supports the development of large multi-investigator and/or multi-project, milestone-driven, bench to bedside studies with annual direct budgets of $500K and higher. He is also working with colleagues within the CTSI and School of Medicine to develop and implement a new grant writing resource (e.g. one-on-one meetings, workshops, courses) that will be available to investigators for assistance with all aspects of grantsmanship.

Before coming to IU, Dr. Coffee was in research and grants administration at the University of South Dakota. He received a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Vanderbilt University, a M.S. in chemistry from Clemson University, and completed post-doctoral training at Northwestern University and at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

When he isn’t working, Dr. Coffee enjoys running, traveling to sunny destinations, and exploring local restaurants.


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Indianapolis, IN


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  • Program Manager | Indiana CTSI