Upstate News

July 23, 2002
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Barbara Humphrey named executive director of UNYCoR

Barbara Humphrey, research coordinator for the Research Development Office at SUNY Upstate Medical University, has been named executive director of UNYCoR (Upstate New York Coalition for Biomedical Research).

UNYCoR, a partnership of upstate New York medical and research centers, is composed of SUNY Upstate Medical University, Cornell University, Ordway Research Institute in Albany, Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York and the University of Rochester Medical Center. SUNY Upstate President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., serves as chair of UNYCoR.

As executive director, Humphrey will direct the day-to-day operations of UNYCoR with an aim to developing collaborative projects and attracting research funding. “Each institution brings to the table unique strengths in their research expertise,” Humphrey said.

“UNYCoR will help foster a climate that makes collaborative research a realistic endeavor, and in doing so raises the research prowess of New York state, and especially upstate New York.”

Humphrey will continue to serve in her SUNY Upstate position.

Humphrey has more than 20 years’ experience in the areas of grant applications and public service. As SUNY Upstate’s research coordinator, she is responsible for identifying funding opportunities and assisting Upstate faculty and staff with the application process for research and related programs. She also administers SUNY Upstate’s Intramural Research Grant Program and College of Medicine Student Summer Fellowship Program and facilitated the establishment and maintenance of collaborative research groups with the goal of developing extramural grant applications.

Prior to Upstate, Humphrey served as director of planning and special projects for Hospice of Central New York (1994-1998), overseeing the development of a $3.2 million Hospice Center. As director of planning for the City of Syracuse Department of Community Development (1988-1994), she provided oversight of the city’s $11 million Community Development Block Grant, $2 million Emergency Shelter Grant and $5 million HOME programs.

Humphrey is a resident of Syracuse.

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