Research Seminar Series 2023-2024


NYSHIP Town Hall

September 14, 2023

Presented by: Rosemarie D. Wesson, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Research

NYSHIP is the New York State Health Insurance Program – a comprehensive health insurance program for NYS public employees. CCNY appoints full-time Ph.D. students to this program to access the benefits of the health insurance plan. This Town Hall meeting will discuss the details of this program, the appointment process, and the importance of timely timesheet submission, among many other important aspects of the program that are often confusing to the faculty and students involved. The objective is to provide an overall understanding of the program and an opportunity to ask questions.


Cayuse Proposal and Award Management

October 12, 2023

Presented by: Latoya Watkis-Stewart, Grants and Sponsored Programs

Cayuse Research Suite is a cloud-based solution for externally sponsored proposals and award activity with streamlined internal routing to facilitate the approval process, as well as submissions via The Grants and Sponsored Programs Office (GSP) use two research administration modules: Cayuse Sponsored Projects (Cayuse SP) and Cayuse 424 (Cayuse Proposal S2S). Cayuse SP allows PIs to quickly and accurately prepare a proposal for internal routing and review. While Cayuse 424, a system-to-system submission portal used by a wide range of federal sponsors, serves as an interface to to facilitate final submissions. This seminar will provide an overview of the proposal submission process, the internal timeline, and the workflow within the Cayuse system.

Links: (Recording) (Slides)

Cayuse Animal Oversight (IACUC)

November 2, 2023

Presented by: Harry Acosta, Animal Care Facility, and Tricia Mayhew-Noel, Research Compliance & Ethics

CCNY’s Office of Research introduces researchers utilizing animals to the Cayuse Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) module, its functions, and uses. The module is an electronic cloud-based system designed to aid investigators in the preparation, submission, and routing of studies for IACUC approval. Attendees will receive a demonstration of the program, including how to create, submit, and track an IACUC protocol through the approval stage.

Links: (Recording) (Slides)

Proposal Development Services

February 8, 2024

Presented by: Jackie Lee Weissman, Proposal Development

The Office of Research is pleased to extend comprehensive proposal development services to the faculty of City College. The session will review available services, including opportunity location, proposal management, institutional summaries, writing support and review, and the process for requesting these services. All faculty are encouraged to seek support for proposals of any scale. All disciplines, including those beyond the realm of STEM, are welcome.

Links: (Recording) (Slides)

College-wide Research Vision (CRV)

March 14, 2024

Presented by: Yana Kucheva, Team Leader

The College-wide Research Vision Initiative (CRV) was initiated to encourage interdisciplinary collaborations for new ideas. In September 2022, the CRV-2022 project titled "Energizing Equity: Co-creating Scalable Urban Resilience via Climate Solidarity" was awarded $200K per year for three years to initiate their project. This seminar provides the opportunity for the team to present their progress and collaborative research outcomes to the CCNY community.

Links: (Recording) (Slides)

Good Laboratory Practices – Compliance Monitoring Program

April 11, 2024

Presented by: Richard Belgrave, Environment Health & Occupational Safety

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) environmental safety programs at City College are subject to regular audits conducted by various organizations, including the City University of New York (CUNY), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). The audit includes inspecting our laboratory practices and measuring CCNY’s compliance with regulatory requirements. This seminar will provide information on the audit program and discuss Good Laboratory Practices intended to reduce the number of non-compliant items found during the audit exercises. Data obtained through the audit process may be used to improve University Environmental Safety programs.

Links: (Recording) (Slides)

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) – Training Modules

May 9th, 2024

May 9th Update: this seminar has been canceled indefinitely. Please check again in the future for a new date.

Presented by: Tricia Mayhew-Noel, Research Compliance & Ethics

CUNY utilizes the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) to provide free online training modules for educating and training individuals engaged in the “conduct, oversight, and administration of research.” This Research Seminar will provide an understanding of the various training modules available to learners, including Responsible Conduct of Research, Protection of Human Subjects, Animal Welfare, Conflicts of Interest, and Export Controls. Attendees will learn when training is required, and how to fulfill the training program requirements.

Links will be shared post seminar.

Last Updated: 05/10/2024 17:02