Our Commitment to Equity

The Vice President for Research and Economic Development is committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable research infrastructure at UB. To this end, the VPRED's office has charged a sub-committee to develop a framework for an equitable and inclusive research infrastructure and environment at UB. The framework for action will provide a vision for an inclusive and equitable research environment, assess the current state of affairs, and outline recommendations for future actions.

Membership, 2020-21

Claire Cameron, Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Research,    Graduate School of Education
R. Lorraine Collins, Associate Dean for Research, School of Public    Health & Health Professions
Smitha James, Associate Director, Scientific Operations & Industry    Engagement, Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships
Richard Karalus, Director, Office of Research Compliance
Gerald Koudelka, Associate Dean for Research & Sponsored Programs, College of Arts & Sciences
Evviva Weinraub Lajoie, Vice Provost for University Libraries, University Libraries
Kenneth Leonard, Director, Clinical and Research Institute on    Addictions
Lisa Martin, Director of Veterinary & Laboratory Animal Services  Anne Meyer, Associate Dean for Research, School of Dental Medicine
H. Lorraine Oak, Associate Dean for Research Administration, College of Arts and Sciences
Christina Orsi, Associate Vice President for Economic Development,    Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships
Teresa Quattrin, Senior Associate Dean for Research Integration,    Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Samina Raja, Associate Dean for Research and Inclusive Excellence,    School of Architecture and Planning (Chair)
Chitra Rajan, Associate Vice President for Research Advancement, Research & Economic Development

University and Community Members

Members of the university community who wish to share ideas for how to create a more equitable research environment are welcome to send ideas to researchequity@buffalo.edu. If you have a research equity group please let us know!