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Liping Huang
Associate Vice President for Research
(518) 276-4037

  • VPR administration and operations
  • Oversight of Institute-wide research center faculty/staff
  • Development of new interdisciplinary research topics and themes
  • Support large multidisciplinary research proposals
  • Contractual interactions with research sponsors
  • Compliance with financial regulatory requirements
  • Development and growth of research partnerships
  • External visibility of research programs
Sarah Niemann
Assistant Vice President for Research
(518) 276-3400

  • Research development
  • Proposal development
  • Cross-Institute collaborations and forming of multidisciplinary teams 
  • External collaboration, partnerships, and alliances with academic, federal, state, local, and industrial stakeholders
  • Broader impacts
  • Community outreach
  • DEIA
Brandt Burgess
Brandt Burgess, Ph.D.
Compliance Director
(518) 276-4875

  • Human subject research
  • Animal research
  • Stem cell research
  • Institutional biosafety committee matters
  • Responsible conduct of research
  • Initial contact for export control questions from faculty
  • Data & Information sharing and security
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Michelle Simkulet
Grants Director
(518) 276-4409

  • Cost share / IDC waiver requests
  • Limited submission opportunity information and internal competition coordination
  • Proposal development (including institution-wide content such as core facilities, data management, DEIA, and outreach opportunities) 
  • Assistance with specific funding opportunities
  • Funding opportunity exploration for given research topics
Tanya Rautine
Tanya Rautine
Lead Business Manager
(518) 276-3010

  • Budgets and forecasts for all fund types
  • HR- hiring, renewals, promotions, resignations
  • iLabs/core facility internal billing – adding users, funding authorizations, adding instruments/cores, rates
  • Data Warehouse (OBIEE) – custom reports, training
  • Access to administrative systems
  • NIH over the cap tuition and salary 
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Denise Elwell
Executive Assistant
(518) 276-4873

  • Vice President’s calendar
  • Inquiries received by the VPR office
  • Monthly President’s report
  • Office for Research website
  • CII conference reservation system (now EMS)
  • Operational guidance to division’s administrative staff
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Anne Wasielewski
Administrative Coordinator
(518) 276-8087

  • Office receptionist
  • Assists with day to day office operations
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