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Offices and Responsibilities

The Office of the Vice President for Research leads and partners with many of the University’s research offices in an effort to forward Rochester’s research mission. Learn more about the offices that report to us, our collaborations, and the committees we support.

Research partnerships

We work closely with a variety of offices and groups at the University, including Rochester’s many research centers and institutes. In addition, we partner with the following offices:

Committees

The Office of the Vice President for Research has representation across the following committees:

Committee membership:

  • Steve Dewhurst (chair,  Interim Vice President for Research)
  • Jim Brickley
  • Dirk Bohmann
  • Jeff Choppin
  • Clayton Cox
  • Gloria Culver
  • Chris Deeney
  • Tom Diekwisch
  • Wendi Heinzelman
  • Dale Hess
  • Sally Norton
  • Libby Reitz
  • Peter Robinson
  • Melissa Sturge-Apple
  • John Tarduno
  • Dave Williams
  • Martin Zand

Purpose
The RCC’s purpose is to be generally knowledgeable about compliance issues facing the research enterprise and to ensure that the key legal and compliance enterprise risks are identified and addressed.

Committee membership:

  • Vice President for Research (co-chair)
  • Assistant Vice President for Office of Research and Project Administration (co-chair)
  • Assistant Controller, Office of Research Accounting and Costing Standards 
  • Chief Audit Executive, Office of Audit
  • Assistant Vice President, Office for Human Subject Protection
  • Chair, University Committee on Animal Resources
  • Director, Environmental Health and Safety
  • Vice Dean for Research, School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Dean for Research, Arts, Sciences & Engineering
  • Director, Office of Corporate Alliances
  • Office of Counsel Representative
  • Research Compliance Officer
  • Faculty Representative (currently Ellen Matson, Associate Professor of Chemistry)

Committee membership:

  •  Vice President for Research (chair)
  • Vice Provost for Global Engagement
  • Associate Vice President for Research and Project Administration
  • Associate Vice President of Government and Community Relations
  • Research Policy Committee of the Faculty Senate Representative
  • Dean of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Vice Dean for Research, School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Dean for Research, Arts, Sciences & Engineering
  • Export Control Officer
  • Director, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
  • Director of Government and Research Alliances
  • Office of Counsel
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