The Office of Research at CCNY

The Office of Research (OR) at CCNY is headed by the Associate Provost for Research, Dr. Rosemarie Wesson. Dr. Wesson studied chemical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was the first African-American woman to receive a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan. She has worked at the National Science Foundation, Louisiana State University and Dow Chemical Company. Before assuming this role, Dr. Wesson was the Associate Dean of Research at the Grove School of Engineering at CCNY.

There are several offices under her leadership, working together to ensure active research on campus with full compliance in ethics, safety and social responsibility, while advancing our knowledges in humanities, arts, education, social issues and STEM fields. These offices are:

  • The Office of Research Compliance & Ethics (RCE) expects to further the College’s fundamental mission of excellence in teaching, research, and service by promoting and providing campus-wide education and safety in the conduct of all research activities; incorporating and adhering to the highest standards set forth in ethical and research integrity; and establishing a cooperative framework for research compliance that will foster a cultural awareness of responsibility and conscience for research-related Federal and State laws, regulations and policies.  RCE's objectives include providing information and support to City College’s research community, and ensuring those systems are in place to facilitate researchers’ adherence to the laws, rules and policies governing their research activities in a safe, effective, and efficient manner.  Research Compliance and Safety aims to be proactive in anticipating and preventing research related problems before they arise without impairing the research.
  • The Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs (GSP) is to provide the CCNY campus with professional guidance and administrative support for all externally funded research and other sponsored project activities.
  • The Animal Care Facility (ACF) is responsible for managing all facilities in which animals are maintained for teaching and research programs at City College. We offer resources for campus faculty, students and staff in their research related activities through training and technical assistance.

In addition, Research Development at the Office of Research is to expand the research portfolio of CCNY, provide researchers on campus information of external funding opportunities, and to assist the research team in developing strong proposals to compete in research funding.

Working closely with The Office of Environmental Health & Occupational Safety (EHOS), CCNY is committed to protecting the health and welfare of students, faculty, staff, and visitors while at the City College of New York (CCNY).  Together we maintain a healthy and safe campus and foster a culture of safety throughout the college.

Last Updated: 07/05/2023 13:49