May 2019


NEW -  Important Information for Investigators with International Collaborations

Economic Development Hosts the 4th Annual Incubator Showcase

The fourth annual Incubator Showcase will be held at the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) building located in the Research and Development Park located off 1500 Stony Brook Rd., Stony Brook NY on June 5, 2019 from 9:00am to 12:00pm.  This event will host over 50 StartUp companies from Stony Brook University incubators.  The companies will exhibit their research/products, and be on-hand to discuss their ideas as well as answer any questions you may have. The event is free, but attendees must pre-register to attend. 

To register, please click HERE .

SBU Chapter of National Academy of Inventors Honors 20 New Members and 3 Award Winners

The Stony Brook University Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI-SBU) held its 2019 Annual Meeting at the Charles B. Wang Center on May 1, and inducted 16 new members and 4 honorary members to the Academy. The newly inducted academic inventors have held patents issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office and from various departments, including Anesthesiology, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chemistry, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Orthopedics, Physics and Astronomy, Radiation Oncology, and Radiology. With these 20 new members, NAI-SBU now holds 88 NAI members, including 8 NAI fellows.

NAI-SBU President Dr. Iwao Ojima described the NAI and its mission, NAI fellows, the background for the establishment of the NAI-SBU and its mission as well as action plan. He was happy to report about the two recently inducted NAI fellows, Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky, Dean of the School of Medicine and Senior Vice President of Health Sciences, and William Studier, Senior Biophysicist Emeritus at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry at Stony Brook University. They were inducted at the NAI Annual Meeting in Houston, TX in April. Dr. Ojima pointed out that The Research Foundation of SUNY is ranked 31st in the world for the number of US Utility Patents in the year 2017. As a fulfillment of NAI-SBU’s mission, he also reported about the successful establishment of the NAI-SBU “Young Academic Inventor’s Awards,” which it is now in its third year of establishment.

Dr. Ojima then conveyed a message from NAI President Dr. Paul Sanberg: “On behalf of the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Inventors, congratulations on another productive year of outstanding contributions to academic innovation! Welcome to all returning Stony Brook Chapter of the NAI members and congratulations to the 16 new members and 4 honorary members being inducted today. The NAI is proud to have Stony Brook University, a true innovation powerhouse, as part of our membership.” He certified the inductions by declaring, “In recognition of your support and commitment to advancing technological development and innovation, I hereby declare and certify that you are Members of the National Academy of Inventors and are granted all rights and privileges of the Academy.” He concluded by saying, “Congratulations, and we are honored to have you as members of the NAI and celebrate your accomplishments. It is wonderful to see the Stony Brook University Chapter of the NAI grow, and we look forward to learning of your continued success.” It gave a memorable moment to all inductees and attendees.

At the Induction Ceremony, each inductee was called to the stage, received the NAI Member Certificate and a photo taken with the NAI-SBU President and Executive Director. Following the ceremony, NAI-SBU Executive Committee Member Dr. Gerald Smaldone, School of Medicine Distinguished Professor and Pulmonologist, delivered the Keynote Lecture, “Inventions and Translational Research in Academia.” Dr. Smaldone described his success and innovative research endeavors on the development of aerosol devices. He explained the trials and tribulations of attending physicians in their journey for the pursuit of new research developments and inventions. He gracefully acknowledged the unending support provided by the Office of Technology Transfer throughout the years. It was a highly stimulating presentation and very well received by all attendees.

NAI-SBU also honored three winners of the “Young Academic Inventor’s Award” — who for the first time are all women:

Eszter Boros, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, for her discovery and for her invention of “Triazamacrocycle-Derived Chelators for the Coordination of Imaging and Therapy Metal Ions”

Cristina Lazzarini, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, for her innovative “Development of Novel Antifungal Compounds”

Krupanandan Haranahalli, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, for her invention of “A New Class of Highly Potent Antifungal Compounds”

Each winner received an award certificate and a $1,000 check.

The Annual Meeting concluded with Closing Remarks by Executive Director Donnelly, followed by photo sessions for award winners and NAI-SBU Executive Committee members. Receptions before and after the Annual Meeting provided excellent networking opportunities for new and old NAI members, awardees, Office of Technology Licensing and Industry Relations members, Center for Biotechnology staff members, and patent attorneys from law firms.

Membership in the NAI is available only through local university chapters. NAI currently holds more than 215 member institutions and 18 affiliated institutions worldwide, as well as 40 chapters, including NAI-SBU. Chapter members are automatically enrolled as members of the NAI, with all rights and privileges thereof. The SBU-NAI will foster research that leads to academic inventions and entrepreneurship from faculty and students. The chapter also helps build a culture of invention across all campus disciplines and cultivates the next generation of academic inventors.

New Members of SBU-NAI


Wadie Bahou, Professor, Department of Medicine
Avraham Dilmanian, Professor of Research, Department of Radiation Oncology
Bruce Futcher, Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Dmitri Gavrilov, Senior Research Scientist, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Amirhossein Goldan, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology
Michael Gurvitch, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Gary Halada, Associate Professor, Department of Material Science and Chemical Engineering
Rebecca Isseroff, Technician, Department of Material Science and Chemical Engineering
Martin Kaczocha, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Steffen Mueller, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Vladimir Samuilov, Teaching Professor, Department of Material Science and Chemical Engineering
Anurag Purwar, Research Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Daniel Raleigh, Professor, Department of Chemistry
Peter Tonge, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry
Edward Wang, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedics
Yimei Zhu, Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy


Sean Boykevisch, Office of Technology Licensing and Industry Relations
Alan Rosenberg, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Deborah A. Somerville, Fox Rothschild LLP
William Studier, Brookhaven National Laboratory

2019 NSF CAREER Award Workshops and Services

OPD is launching their annual lineup of services to support faculty who are developing CAREER Award proposals. This comprehensive set of services, which will begin on Wednesday May 29th, will include an overview of the CAREER proposal requirements, a networking lunch with previous awardees, a networking lunch with campus experts in education and outreach, weekly drop-in office hours, writing support, as well as assistance with developing your budget, myResearch, and proofreading. Please see the schedule below for events. We will share OPD's CAREER Award Walk In Hours shortly.

New this year will be 1) a writing strategy workshop specifically designed for the CAREER Award and 2) a mock panel review specifically for first time applicants. These new additional services will be led by Dr. Susan Brennan, Professor of Psychology and former NSF Program Director in the Education and Human Resources Directorate.

To receive any of the services listed above, please sign up here before May 24th. Signing up does not obligate you to attend all sessions or receive all services. We look forward to working with you!

Wednesday, May 29th  11:00am - 12:00 pm:  Overview Workshop (presented by the Office of Proposal Development)

Friday, May 31st  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm:  Writing Strategy Workshop Option 1 (presented by Dr. Susan Brennan)

Tuesday, June 4th  10:30 am - 12:30 pm:  Writing Strategy Workshop Option 2 (presented by Dr. Susan Brennan)

Monday, June 3rd  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm:  Networking lunch with campus experts in education and outreach (facilitated by the Office of Proposal Development)

Friday, June 21  9:00 am - 11:00 am:  Mock panel review for first -time applicants (presented by Dr. Susan Brennan). Breakfast will be served.

Drop-in office hours: 

Mondays: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm;   Tuesdays: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm;   Wednesdays: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm;   Thursdays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Other Events and Services to Include:

Budget development assistance (provided by the Office of Proposal Development)

Assistance with myResearch (provided by the Office of Proposal Development)

Writing Support (provided by Dr. Susan Brennan)

Proofreading (provided by the Office of Proposal Development)

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Determining Allowable Direct Costs

As outlined in the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, (2 CFR 200), all charges using federal funds must fundamentally fulfill the scope of research goals, and therefore be necessary, reasonable and allocable. The Office of Grants Management's approval of direct costs ensures that when audited, all charges have been properly reviewed to ensure compliance with these federal cost accounting standards. 

For this reason, all charges during the final 90 days of budget periods, must include clear supporting details, to substantiate the need for any goods and/or services at requested the end of the award, to include an explanation as to how the costs will directly benefit project goals. Charges during these final periods can only be for goods or services that will be fully utilized to meet project objectives during the active award period. This includes all requests to transfer charges into or out of, awards during these periods.   

Additionally as a reminder the cost items noted below are specifically not allowed as described (2 CFR 200 Subpart E):

  • Alcohol 
  • Food and Entertainment  

Unless the goals of an award specifically include the need to provide food or meals to meet project objectives, AND award documents clearly indicate that food is allowed, for example conference awards, food and meal expenses are not allowed. Requests for reimbursement for food, including lunches and dinners, will not be approved, unless award documents indicate that food and entertainment costs are necessary and allowed. Any questions regarding this information should be directed to Sheila Routh, OGM 2-9107  

New Fringe Benefit Rates

The Research Foundation for SUNY (RF) has negotiated a new fringe benefit rate with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for Postdoctoral Associates with an effective date of July 1, 2019. The requested new fringe rate is 25%. While the rate is still provisional until finalized, you should start budgeting Postdocs on award that will be active July 1, 2019 and beyond, using this new lower rate.

This reduced rate was realized by separating Postdocs into their own category and eliminating service credit towards retiree medical (health insurance during retirement), since Postdocs rarely, if ever, retire out of their postdoc position. Therefore, this underutilized benefit has been removed from the rate costs. The ResearchFoundation is pleased to announce that eligibility for all other benefits is not impacted and will remain the same.

In addition, the RF is modifying benefit plans to enable Postdoctoral Fellows, including those paid directly from the sponsor, to have access to the same health, dental and vision plans offered to regular employees, as well as the Graduate Student Employee Health Plan through UMR, Inc., which is currently only offered to graduate students and Fellows.

To accommodate the new fringe rate for Postdoctoral Associates, the Research Foundation has created two additional expenditure classifications that will link these employee types to the updated rate for this purpose.

  • Salaries and Wages Postdoc : SWP Postdoc Exempt
  • Fringe Benefits Postdoc : FBP Fringe Benefits Postdoc

The Research Foundation will convert all active Postdoctoral Associate appointments that extend past June 30, 2019 using the updated expenditure types and related fringe benefits schedules. Therefore, there is no action required for appointments that extend beyond 6/30/19.

The new health care plans for Postdoc appointees will go into effect July 1, 2019. A special medical-only, open enrollment period will be offered in May, with specific dates to be determined. Additional information is expected from The Research Foundation Central Office within the coming weeks detailing the changes. We will keep you apprised.

For additional details on this change, please consult the FAQ or the contacts listed below.
Post-award expenditures and encumbrances; contact Sheila Routh in Grants Management at
Pre-award budgeting and planning; contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at
Benefits; contact Kristen Blandi or Paulene Toussaint in HR at or
Appointments; contact Dianne Supovitz in HR at

Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements FY 2019

On April 17, 2019, the NIH issued NIH Notice Number: NOT-OD-19-099 announcing that effective January 6, 2019, the Executive Level II salary cap previously set at $189,600 increased to $192,300. Though the NIH issued a specific announcement addressing the new salary cap, it should be noted that the salary cap applies to awards from the CDC, AHRQ, SAMHSA, and other DHHS organizations. 

If you have any problems updating the budget in myResearch or have any questions regarding this salary cap, please contact your OSP Grants Administrator.

Launching myRESEARCH IRB

MyRESEARCH IRB was launched on March 27, 2019! MyRESEARCH IRB is an interactive web-based electronic system that captures human subject applications. The system has various views for researchers and study teams, IRB members and Human Research Protection Program staff. The system will capture new studies and any continuing reviews submitted on or after March 27th. Eventually, all submissions will be captured in the system. If you have questions or concerns about the system, you can send your questions/concerns to Manuals and checklists related to myRESEARCH IRB are available here. The Office of Research Compliance will continue to offer training sessions for myRESEARCH IRB. to sign up for training sessions, you can click here.


Changes to the Process of Non-Disclosure Agreements

In an effort to reduce the time from request to execution of all clinical trial-related non-disclosure agreements (NDA) the Office of Technology Licensing and Industry Relations (OTLIR) has revised the procedure by which all clinical trial-related NDAs are being processed.  OTLIR thanks you for your compliance with the following procedure.  

1- Effective immediately, all requests for clinical trial-related NDAs must be sent to along with an editable copy of the NDA and the name of the clinician that will be receiving confidential information under the NDA.  Please note, that if is not copied on your request, your agreement may not be processed in a timely fashion.  

2- Effective Monday, March 18, 2019, clinicians will no longer be required to sign clinical trial-related NDAs as "read and understood" or "read and acknowledged."  However, the appropriate clinician will be copied on OTLIR correspondence reporting/providing a copy of the fully-executed clinical trial NDA.  Note this pertains only to clinical trial NDAs, not to other NDAs, which still require a "read and understood' acknowledgement.

OTLIR is pleased to announce the on-boarding of three new hires

Mr. Tashiem Jameel has been working in OTLIR as a research aide since August 2016.  Tashiem recently graduated from Stony Brook University with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and is currently pursuing his Masters of Science degree at Stony Brook in ECE.   

Mr. James Martino has been working in OTLIR as a research aide since December 2015.  James recently graduated from Stony Brook University with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering (EE) and is currently pursuing his Masters of Science degree at Stony Brook in EE.   

Both James and Tashiem have been hired as part of OTLIR's traineeship program and are supporting OTLIR in various technology commercialization projects and initiatives.

Ms. Olga Kaufman has recently been hired as a Technology Marketing Specialist.  Olga has a Masters Degree in Cultural Management and over ten years of experience in academic publishing.  Olga will be supporting OTLIR in building our SBU innovation community, business development, and marketing.



The Research Foundation on behalf of Stony Brook University has executed a non-exclusive license agreement with Ximbio, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cancer Research, UK whose mission is to make research reagents of all kinds widely and easily available to accelerate life science research.  


This agreement presents an opportunity for SBU investigators to

  1. Promote reagents – Ximbio uses variety of methods to promote reagents such as Ximbio’s web portal, scientific meetings, vendor fairs, emails and social media.
  2. Outsource distribution of materials – Ximbio offers physical biorepository and facility for production and transfers thus enabling quick and simple material transfer.
  3. Commercialize reagents – Ximbio partners with life science reagent companies to undertake commercial exploitation of reagents.
  4. Generate royalty revenue – Ximbio offers a significant portion of revenue generated back to university, which is further distributed to the investigators in accordance with University’s IP policy.


How does it work? Investigators who want their reagents listed on Ximbio’s website should contact the Office of Technology Licensing and Industry Relations (OTLIR) and file a New Technology Disclosure. OTLIR will send the investigator the specification sheet for the specific reagent and contact Ximbio.  Investigators who have materials listed on Ximbio website should have a small amount available for immediate shipping, the goal is to have an aliquot equate to about 5-10 experiments. All customers’ questions and technical inquiries will be handled by Ximbio.


Investigators interested in learning more about Ximbio’s program should contact the licensing officer:


Anupam Jhingran, PhD


Early Career Faculty Participate in SUNY-wide NSF CAREER Award Workshop

Over 100 participants gathered for the inaugural SUNY NSF-CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop held on March 21-22, 2019 at the University at Albany. Stony Brook University’s Office of Proposal Development coordinated the Stony Brook contingent which consisted of fourteen Stony Brook faculty members representing the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, and the School of Medicine. The workshop was organized by The State University of New York (SUNY), University at Albany, University at Buffalo, Binghamton University, Stony Brook University, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

The CAREER workshop is one of several SUNY programs designed to assist SUNY faculty in pursuit of their research and scholarly endeavors. This 2-day workshop was designed to deliver training and mentoring for tenure-track assistant professors with the goal of enabling them to be successful in competing for and securing a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The fourteen Stony Brook faculty members who attended the workshop were accompanied by Dr. Nina Maung-Gaona, Associate Vice President for Research, Dr. Sheri Clark and Ms. Kathryne Piazzola of the Office of Proposal Development. Two of the faculty members in attendance, Dr. Paul Shepson, Dean, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) and Dr. Susan Brennan, Professor in the Department of Psychology, served as Facilitators. Dr. Brennan said of the event, "It was inspiring to meet so many talented and dedicated junior faculty.  With these people in our classrooms and labs, SUNY's future certainly looks bright.”

The workshop was led by former NSF Deputy Division Director, Acting Division Director and Program Director, Dr. George Hazelrigg, a recently retired 35+ year expert of the National Science Foundation. Dr. Hazelrigg discussed the fundamentals of writing a highly competitive CAREER proposal, reviewed key strategies for intellectual merit and broader impacts, examined the NSF peer review process, and provided an insight into the characteristics of high-impact, successful proposals.

The attendees participated in ‘Mock Review Panels’ with the goal of simulating the peer review process and attaining a real-life understanding of what makes a winning proposal. Participants were assigned to small ‘mock panel’ groups, led by facilitators, where they served as both primary and secondary reviewers in enacting an actual CAREER review panel. Each participant had the opportunity to read and review six (6) CAREER proposals, which included a mix of both awarded and declined applications. Additionally, in advance of the workshop, participants were asked to submit a draft of their project summary for their upcoming proposal which the panels also reviewed and provided ‘real time’ feedback. Workshop attendee, Dr. Kedar Kirane, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering said “The workshop was eye-opening and it was very useful to have learned about NSF’s panel review process - both from the experts and via participation in the mock review process. It will definitely help with crafting my proposal.”

Dean Paul Shepson also had highly positive feedback about the event and its participants stating, “There is a tremendous array of experience in the SUNY system with respect to proposal writing, and specifically NSF CAREER proposals.  The organizers of this workshop did a fantastic job of bringing these human resources together and organizing a hands-on experience that engaged the participants in a way that transferred much of this combined wealth of experience.  Good for SUNY!”

Building on the success of this workshop, the Office of Proposal Development will be offering additional support activities to assist SBU early-career faculty who will be developing  NSF CAREER Award proposals for the July 2019 deadline. 


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