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Peter Vanable PortraitPeter Vanable, Interim Vice President for Research and Interim Dean of the Graduate School

Peter Vanable was named Interim Dean of the Graduate School on September 30, 2015 and assumed the role of Interim Vice President of Research on January 1, 2016. Vanable is a professor of psychology and adjunct professor of medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Vanable served as chair of psychology for six years, an appointment that began in August of 2009. Vanable has published more than 100 peer reviewed papers and book chapters on topics related to health promotion. He has been principal investigator or co-investigator on more than $8 million in research grants from the NIH, is a regular reviewer for the NIH, and is currently an Associate Editor at the journal AIDS and Behavior. Vanable is the past recipient of an excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award (2013) and was elected to Fellow status by the Society of Behavioral Medicine in 2012. Vanable earned an undergraduate degree from Kenyon College in 1990 and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1998.

Photo: Stuart Taub, director, Office of Sponsored Programs Stuart Taub, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs

As director of the Office of Sponsored Programs, Stuart oversees a service-centered office, responsible for assisting faculty, staff and students in the preparation and submission of research proposals and the management of externally funded research and scholarly projects. Prior to his appointment as director, Taub served as interim director, associate director, and research administrator for the Office of Sponsored Programs



Tracy CrompTracy Cromp, Director of The Office of Research Integrity and Protections

As director of the Office of Research Integrity and Protections (ORIP), Tracy supports members of the ORIP team in ensuring that research involving human participants and animals is being conducted in accordance with University, local, state, and federal regulations and guidelines. Her primary duties include: overseeing the Human Research Protection Program, Laboratory Animal Resources,  providing administrative support for the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Responsible Conduct of Research Program.


Photo: Jennifer Crisp, director of the Office of Technology TransferJennifer Crisp, Office of Technology Transfer

As director of the Office of Technology Transfer, Jennifer oversees the management of University-owned intellectual property arising from the research and scholarly activity of the University community. In this role, she provides guidance to and works closely with researchers, corporate licensees, and sponsors. The office plays an important role in the University’s research ecosystem, managing internal and external relationships meeting at the crossroads of science, business and law.