The Vice Chancellor for Research Office issued the following news through CALmessages on November 12, 2008.
From: Beth Burnside, Vice Chancellor for Research (Campus-wide)
To: Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, Senior Administrative Officers
Subject: New AVC for Research Administration and Compliance
Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, Senior Administrator Officers:
As many of you may have already heard, Marcia Smith, our AVC for Research Administration and Compliance, has accepted an offer to serve in a broadened role as Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration at UCLA. She will be leaving Berkeley early in the new year. During the two and one-half years that she has served at Berkeley, Marcia has provided leadership for contract and grant administration and for compliance in areas of research with animal and human subjects and financial conflict of interest. Although we are sad to see her leave Berkeley, we thank her for all she has accomplished here and wish her the best of luck in her broadened role and responsibilities at UCLA.
I am, at the same time, happy to announce that Pat Schlesinger will be replacing Marcia as the Berkeley campus Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Administration and Compliance. Pat will take up his new position on December 8, 2008, allowing a short overlap in our AVC appointments so as to ensure a smooth transition.
Pat Schlesinger comes to Berkeley from UCOP, where he has worked for twelve years; first in the Office of General Counsel as Group Leader of the Environmental Law Group, and, more recently, as Director of Research Compliance. Pat brings to the Berkeley campus and our research office an extraordinary depth and breadth of knowledge in the area of Federal and State regulations that impact research institutions and research activities. I have worked with Pat over the last few years on various things and relied on him many times for advice in negotiating the complex world of research regulations. I know he will be a valuable asset to the Berkeley administration and a terrific colleague. I can not be more pleased that he will be joining our team.
Robert M. Price
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research