Inside CSULB

Weekly Wednesday Message

July 31, 2013

In This Edition

Current Dates and Deadlines

8/15 Memorial for Bob Rodgers
8/15 RIMI Training
8/16 Planning Your Retirement Workshop
8/22 RIMI Training
8/23 Convocation


CO Seeks Faculty Coordinator

The Chancellor’s Office seeks applicants for a one-semester reassignment in Fall 2013 to serve as faculty coordinator of the project on baccalaureate limits. The reassignment may be renewable for Spring 2014.


Upcoming RIMI Training

CSULB’s Center for Behavioral Research and Services (CBRS) is hosting two Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions (RIMI) trainings in August. 

Both institutes will be held at the CBRS.


Dr. Al Russo Retires, New Director of Research Compliance Appointed

Dr. Al Russo officially retired today after four years of stellar service as the Director of Research Compliance for the University. Dr. Russo joined the Biology Department in 1983 as a lecturer in physiology and was appointed to a tenure track position in the Physiology Department in 1988. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1994 and Professor in 1998.

Dr. Russo has served on numerous University committees including two stints as chair of SCAC and three as chair of IACUC. During his tenure as director of research compliance, he was responsible for implementing the electronic submission and approval process for IACUC and IRB applications.

He will enter the FERP program in the fall teaching physiology and pharmacology in the Physical Therapy Department. Please join me in wishing him well.

A national search has been conducted for his successor and we are pleased to announce the appointment of Nancy Lewis as the new Director for Research Integrity and Compliance. Nancy was previously the Director of Grant Development at CSU Stanislaus and has over seven years of experience in grants and contracts management. She will assume her duties on August 21.


ORSP Hosts Successful Research Development Workshop

Over 50 people, including faculty, staff and administrators, attended a research development workshop in the Faculty Center for Professional Development last week. Offered by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the five-day workshop provided information on the life cycle of a sponsored program, including how to find funding opportunities, develop a budget and navigate through the submission and internal clearance processes. Discussions focused on understanding the peer review process, various external and internal policies, the obligations of ethical stewardship and the need for responsible practices associated with the use of animal and human subjects in research.

Responses from attendees were positive and plans are now underway to hold this workshop on an annual basis. Suggestions for improving the workshop or requests for the addition of topics are most welcome and should be emailed to Sofia Batshoun.


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Did You Know?

CSULB is ranked 13th in the nation in conferring baccalaureate degrees to minority students in the most recent list of the “Top 100 Degree Producers” by Diverse Issues in Higher Education.



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