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Excellence in Support Service

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Three staff members received this tribute in 2007 for Excellence in Support Service.



Barbara RitterBarbara RitterResearch Compliance

Barbara Ritter was initially appointed to the University's Research Compliance Office in 2000, as a Secretary II. In the years following, both the breadth and scope of her duties expanded, prompting a promotion, in 2004, to compliance administrative assistant. Barbara holds a B.S. degree in business education and has more than 20 years of administrative and secretarial experience. In her expanded support role, she has become conversant with all the technical terms related to research protocols and with applicable research compliance regulations for research involving human subjects, animals, and biohazardous materials. She is in many ways the public face of the Compliance Office, responding to questions from students and faculty, and providing guidance to those who are new or unfamiliar with the University's review and approval requirements and procedures. She handles confidential information with consummate professionalism and judgment. One of her nominators wrote: "Barbara makes all of our 'customers' feel important as well as satisfied with the service that they receive."



Excellence in Support Service

Mary Campney Barbara Ritter Matthew Van Deusen
Mary
Campney

Professional
Development
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Barbara
Ritter

Research
Compliance
Matthew Van
Deusen

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