UB Research Ramp-Up

Published May 19, 2020

UB’s researchers are passionate about their work and about the university. Thanks to our Principal Investigators, UB conducts premier research, attracts signature talent, leverages federal grant funding, and transacts licensing and technology transfer, all of which are critical to UB’s position as a top-tier research university. They, like all of us, anxiously but cautiously await the ability to return to their work on campus.

It is in the same spirit that UB labs and research facilities closed – that of maintaining the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff – that they will eventually reopen. However, while the closure of non-essential research facilities occurred seemingly overnight, the same will not be true as we ramp up research activities at UB.

Research Ramp-up Guidance & Resources

Town Hall Recording

We appreciated all who participated and provided input through our Town Hall on May 15. We recorded the session for those who were unable to join.

UB Research Ramp Up Town Hall Meeting from May 15, 2020


  • Stanley Halvorsen, Executive Director of Regulatory Support, VPRED


  • Joseph Balthasar, Executive Director of Research Initiatives, VPRED
  • Lorraine Collins, Associate Dean for Research, School of Public Health and Health Professions
  • Gerald Koudelka, Associate Dean for Reserarch, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Timothy Murphy, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Representatives from our partnering campus offices:

  • Mark Coldren, Associate Vice President for Human Resources
  • David Pawlowski, Biosafety Officer, EH&S
  • James Roorbach, Senior Emergency Planning Coordinator